Crop: Potato (White)

Crop Detail

Over the years, potato has become an important crop for both farmers and consumers in Pakistan. It is the fourth most important crop by volume of production; it is high yielding, having a high nutritive value and gives high returns to farmers. His recent large increase in acreage was reached by an intensification of the cultivation in existing potato growing areas, as well as by introduction of the crop in new areas and to inexperienced farmers. Hence, many problems, like diseases and pests, became more hazardous and a large number of farmers are lacking knowledge of the right cultivation technique. These include pests and disease control, land preparation and irrigation, fertilizer application, crop rotation and multi-cropping techniques. The lack of credit facilities to purchase inputs creates difficulties, in particular for small farmers, inhibiting their effort to raise productivity.

Major/Minor Major
Temporary/Permanent Temporary
Category Agriculture Extension
Type Vegetables
Crop Climate Title Tropical
Crop Water Method Title Irrigated
Crop Duration Perennial
Crop Economic Title Food Crop
Crop Growing Season Rabi / Winter / Cold Crops


Sucking Pests

Aphids White grub Cut Worms Mites

Fungal Diseases

Early Blight Common Scab Late Blight Stem Cankar tuber rot

Bacterial Diseases

Bacterial Soft Rot


All weeds

Potato (White) Seed Varieties

Name Seed Rate
White potato اڇا پٽاٽا 15-20 mds/acre
Milta ملٽا 15-20 mds/acre
Petronas پيٽرونس 15-20 mds/acre