National Potato Day: Midagri carries out phytosanitary actions to protect varieties in Peru

Updated May 31, 2023
09:23 | Lima, May. 30. According to Midagri, in Peru 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. Also read: National Potato Day: do you know how many varieties exist in Peru? For this, the National Agrarian Health Service (Senasa) works permanently to attend to notifications from producers and instructs them to adequate integrated pest management (IPM) in the field, achieving that in recent years 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, in a period of six months, the knowledge in good agricultural practices (GAP) of 12,452 producers from the most remote rural communities in the Sierra.From the field to harvestThe use of certified seed is ...
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