In Peru there are 330 thousand hectares of potato crops

Updated May 30, 2023
Under the motto "The potato makes you punche", the National Agrarian Health Service (SENASA) has been deploying phytosanitary actions aimed at protecting the health of potato crops that are produced in 19 departments of the country. According to MIDAGRI, in the country there are around 330,000 hectares of potato crops, which can present phytosanitary problems caused by common pests, such as rancha, Andean weevil complex, Andean moth complex or quarantine pests such as tecia solanivora, zebra chips, among others. To this end, SENASA works permanently to attend to notifications from producers and instructing them for proper integrated pest management (IPM) in the field, achieving that in recent years a total of 11,042 producers have received theoretical and practical training. The phytosanitary strategy also contemplated the development of 625 field schools that have managed to strengthen, for a period of 6 months, the knowledge in Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) of 12,452 ...
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