Starting a Potato Farm

You may have a land waiting to be tilled and you are wondering what kind of crop to grow. Growing potatoes can be the answer you are looking for. This article will guide you what you need to know to start your own potato farm.

Potatoes are one of the most popular and versatile vegetables today. They are great for baking, frying, roasting, mashing and for salads.

just harvested (fresh dug potatoes)

In the US, Idaho is the largest producer of potatoes, contributing to one-third of the country’s total potato harvest.

There are more than 400 varieties of potatoes that you can choose from. In starting your own potato farm, you need to decide which variety you want to grow. Best way to find out the best variety for you is to conduct a research among potato farmers in your area. Ask them what works well in their soil and what they like to grow. Remember that different varieties grow better in a specific area than others.

You may also want to research what varieties are best for what purpose like boiling, baking or roasting. It will help if you know where you will market your produce after harvest. Example, if you intend to supply French fries vendors, it is best to choose among King Edward, Maris Piper and Sante.

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The two main types of potatoes are waxy and floury. Waxy potatoes do great for salads or any dish where you want to keep their shape once cooked. Examples are Charlotte and Maris Peer. Floury potatoes, on the other hand, works better for if you want fluffy potato dishes like mashed potatoes. The popular varieties are King Edward, Estima, Maris Piper and Desiree.

There are also three types of potatoes depending on the length of time it will take you from planting and harvesting your crop. These are first earlies, which are usually ready in about 10 weeks, second earlies in about 13 weeks and maincrop in more than 20 weeks.

Potatoes are grown from small potato tubers called seed potatoes. Farming practices include setting aside around five to fifteen percent from their potato harvest for re-planting. However, one can buy certified seed potatoes from commercial suppliers.

To establish your potato farm, you need a well-drained land. The process it takes to grow potatoes includes clearing and preparing the land, purchasing of seeds and planting them, application of fertilizers, herbicide and insecticides, and harvesting.

Guide to Growing Potatoes

Potatoes prefer a moist, slightly acidic soil. They are greedy feeders though, which means you have to put a good amount of manure or compost in your farm to help feed them and improve soil texture. You can use some comfrey leaves to fertilize your soil. You can wilt them for a day and place them at the bottom of the trench and cover them with a little layer of soil.

Another factor that contributes to successful potato farming is the effective management of diseases and insect infestations using chemical fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides and fungicides. Potato growers apply pesticides after planting to prevent pests like late blight and potato beetle. Blight is a fungus appearing in high humidity conditions that spreads over potato leaves causing it to die. Large-scale potato farmers apply pesticides through sprinkler irrigation systems or aerial spraying while taking careful steps not to contaminate groundwater.

Potatoes love lots of water and needs a full sun that is why potato farmers also need to determine the amount of moisture in the soil as well as monitor and maintain moisture levels. The traditional test they use to know if they need to irrigate their crops is to throw a clump of soil up into the air to see if it breaks apart or not. Irrigation systems are used to control soil moisture and temperature more accurately. The irrigation system is often used on soil that is medium to light textured.

You will know that your potatoes are ready for harvesting when the potato plants begin to brown and wither after a few weeks of flowering. Take note that you must dig them before a hard freeze. If you are storing the potatoes, dig them up after two to three weeks from the day the plant dies. Lay them out for two to three days under the sun but not rain. This way, the potatoes will dry out and mature the skin, and protecting them during storage.

FAQ

Q. What you use for seedlings in potato farming?
A: Potatoes usually grow from the extra pieces cut from seed potatoes, this is called eyes of potato.

Q. What is the soil requirement for potato farming?
A: Normally the soil required for potato farming is loose, deep, light and well-drained. Potato trees are aggressive in rooting so light and loose soil is a huge advantage. These plants are grown through hilling process. You should add more compost at the time of digging.

Q. What is the best time for potato harvesting?
A: The best time to harvest potatoes is early summer to late fall but mid november to december is the best time to prepare soil.

Q. What are the common threats for potato plants?
A: Insect, pests and potato late blight are main concern for potato plants.

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386 Comments

  • Gladys said on November 24, 2009
    I WANTED AN IDEA ON HOW TO START MY POTATOES FARM AS A BUSINESS. AM IN KENYA, RIFT VALLEY PROVINCE NAKURU. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT U KNOW TO HELP ME COMPLETE MY PROJECT
  • hoang d. quan said on December 15, 2009
    I am an American living and working in Vietnam. As we all know developing country lacks jobs and food. I want to start a potato farm to assist local residents in making a living for themselves. Can you assist. Thank you, Hoang D. Quan
  • Mubasher Rizvi said on January 7, 2010
    I am an Pakistani living and working in Punjab. As we also know developing country lacks jobs and food, I want to start a potato farm to assist local resident in marking a living for themselves. can you assist. Thank you, Mubasher Rizvi, mubasherrizvi@yahoo.com
  • IAN said on January 16, 2010
    I CURRENTLY RESIDE IN THE UK BUT HAVE GOT A VAST LAND IN GHANA WEST AFRICA. I REALLY WANT TO GET INTO FARMING ESPECIALLY POTATO AND OTHER CROPS, PLEASE ADVICE. MY NAME IS IAN, email; ianbanks785@yahoo.com
  • samuel kiragu said on February 9, 2010
    i have a 3 acre land in a marginal area in kenya mbeere locality, assist with farming of potatoes
  • wanjiku said on April 21, 2010
    I wanted to know if a lot of water can affect potatoes. I already have land in kenya and i would love to get a partner.
  • martin mukanda said on April 29, 2010
    i am from kenya, uasin -gishu district, moi's bridge area, i would like to start potato farming.
  • Nguyo Gitonga said on May 9, 2010
    Where can one get information on growing potatoes in Nyeri district, i.e. type, seeding rates, yields/ha to enable one make a decision on whether to grow the crop or not.
  • Akaash Baboelal said on May 16, 2010
    Dear Author, My name is Akaash Baboelal. I would like learn more from you about potato farming. I am looking to set this up in Suriname, South America. All your advice is welcome. The reason I want to start farming potatoes is that, as to my knowledge there is no large potato farming in my country. It seems that we would have a suitable climate(Correct me if I am wrong) but we are still importing vast amounts of potato from other countries. Please advise. Kind regards, Akaash Baboelal
  • mufaro ruzvidzo said on June 7, 2010
    plz can u send me notes on the following : potato farming
  • Mpoyi Wetou said on June 8, 2010
    Dear Sir, I would like to grow potato in kinshasa, Democratic republic of congo, which seeds do i need to get better yield? Thank you
  • JOHN said on June 14, 2010
    HI! i dont know which potato seeds to buy pls cld u help me. I am looking towards growing potatoes that are for Chips.
  • Masimba Mbwera said on July 6, 2010
    Please kindly send me information on Potato farming. I would like to start farming potatoes. I'm in Harare, Zimbabwe
  • edythe said on July 7, 2010
    Dear Author, i would like to start farming potatoes too..i'm in Sabah, Malaysia..
  • vivian said on July 24, 2010
    i too want to harvest potatoes. i have some acres in the mountains of Orocovis, Puerto Rico USA
  • danielle said on August 19, 2010
    Kangaroo Island, South Australia AUS. my husband and i would like to grow potatoes on our property of 250 acres. we have a 36inch rainfall with sandy loam acidic soil, we are wanting to know what would be the best variety to grow so suit each market, and if we need to purchase a centre pivot? Roughly how much money would you need to get set-up? and if you could send us lots of information that would be great. kind regards danielle
  • anil shankaran said on August 22, 2010
    Hi, I live in taveuni in Fji island and wondering it is a suitable enough place to to potato farming. The place is very hot at times and very wet too.
  • Jasen Dickey said on September 30, 2010
    Hi, my name is jasen dickey. I live in Anson, ME (USA). My family is the largest potato grower in this state and would be happy to try and give advice to anyone who is in need. My email is Jasen.Dickey@gmail.com
  • Ntombomzi said on October 6, 2010
    We are planning to grow potato and would love to be guided.
  • henok mesfin said on October 18, 2010
    i want to build a potato chips processing plant and potato farm in ethiopia.
  • Wesston H. Freeman said on October 22, 2010
    I am a jr. high student and I am doing a report on potato farming and the person who wrote this was a very big help and I got a A on my assignment because of you and I am very grateful that you took the time to write this.
  • len myburgh said on October 24, 2010
    Hi I live in Koster,in the north western province of South Africa.We have about two hectares of land and don't have any farming equipment,we would like to start a potato farming project so that we can provide for ourselves and sell the rest to earn a decent living.Can you please help me to start a potato farming business.The owner of the farm we rent said we can do whatever we want as he only uses the grazing for his cattle.In our country there are not a lot of opportunities for white males,so I would like to create my own job opportunity.Thank you very much.
  • Epiphania Makamba said on October 28, 2010
    I am interested in potato farming I am in Zimbabwe I have a 3acre plot I have heard of a seed that I can put on a nursery and transplant were can I get the seed Please assist If there is a company in my neighboring countries I highly appreciate the information
  • hlumelo maku said on October 28, 2010
    I have about 10 hectares of land in South Africa, Eastern Cape.I am interested in growing potatoes and i want to know everything there is to know about potato farming and to make it a successful venture.
  • Maurice F Gwariro said on October 28, 2010
    Kindly give information on establishing a potato farm. I have a 20ha plot in Chegutu about 125 km from Harare along the Harare to Bulawayo Road, in Zimbabwe. I have irrigation, overhead on 12ha & dripp on 4ha.
  • lipepo mumbuwa said on October 29, 2010
    I am a zambian based in kasama town city I have 30 hecters farming land i would like to start farming as a business but i dont know how to start from I am seeking ideas from you. here are some of the farming plans which i would like to do. Keeping pigs, growing irish potatoes, growing upland rice and poultry farming.
  • Antonio Tito said on November 17, 2010
    Harare, Zimbabwe. I am interested in learning more effective ways of growing potatoes, can you please send me some comprehensive notes on how to grow potatoes. Please include land prep, fertilisers and pesticide and herbicide management.
  • Joseph Mucheru said on December 2, 2010
    If you are looking for information on potato farming in Kenya, please try the KARI Potato Research at Tigoni in Limuru. I found very professional and knowledgeable staff especially a Mr Karinga. Good luck.
  • John Makandwa said on December 6, 2010
    I am in Zimbabwe and want to grow potatoes on a 10 hectare plot in Nyanga. I am interested in learning more effective ways of growing potatoes. May you please assist me with some comprehensive notes on how to grow potatoes, including land preparation, fertilizers and pesticide.
  • Steve said on December 7, 2010
    I am in Harare and have small plot and want to learn how I can grow potatoes successfully.
  • Daniel said on December 11, 2010
    Dear Sit, My name is Daniel currently living in canada and originally from Ethopia, I really need your help because I have about 40 Hector land In Ethiopia and I really need to go there and start potato Farm but I am not sure what kind of seed I need and the land is Clay SO I am not sure if you can grow potato on Clay area. At The same time I don't enough water but I will use a well water still I am not sure if I can Handle it using Well water. Please help me, Thank you
  • Tsitsi Guramatunhu said on December 18, 2010
    I have a 1 hectar plot which is about 25km South West of Harare, near Beatrice. It has a red soils. I would like to know what to watch out for if I want to plant potatoes using natural rain.
  • Dayananda said on December 25, 2010
    My name is Daya, I'm from India. I wanna help people living in the rural areas by giving them work. Most of them are illiterate and their incomes are very low. I'm thinking to plant potatoes will be a reliable way of earning money. Kindly provide me the best way of doing Potatoes farming, starting from sowing to storage. Thanks
  • Omphitlhetse Botlhole said on January 2, 2011
    I am in Gaborone, Botswana. I have 16 hectares available for this and would like as much technical information as possible about successful production of potatoes. please help. I have in mind starting off small scale and need advice on the kind of labor etc I can expect to it into this as a lot of the advice i have thus far suggests that i may need to do it large scale to justify the infrastructure outlay required. Therefore I would like to know whether there are options to start small, growing gradually up to an available 16 ha and how this could be achieved. The only farmer in my country at the moment is large scale and does not have the cash challenges I have. I hope to hear from you soon and welcome any help offered. Omphitlhetse Botlhole, Gaborone, Botswana
  • Narin said on January 2, 2011
    I am at Cambodia, I would like to plant potatoes in my farm. Can you provide me some ideas for starting? Thanks
  • Mokhethi Shelile said on January 4, 2011
    Omphitletse, We have just started plating potatoes on our farm in Free State close to the Lesotho boarder. At the moment we have just completed 5 hectares and we are hoping to complete our planting by January 7th with an additional 5 hectares. To tell you the truth starting with just 5 hectares is sufficient for us. We are doing the extra 5 because someone has donated the extra seed for research purposes. We also secured services of a mentor whom we found his assistance highly valuable. we did soil tests as well as a result we have selected the optimal fertilizers. i feel there is a lot that we can share please contact me on shelile@lndc.org.ls. Good Luck.
  • DUDU SIBAYA said on January 14, 2011
    I am in Breyten in the Mpumalanga area. I would like to allocate about 1 hacter as a test of how to grow potatoes and to understand their needs.
  • rindon said on January 16, 2011
    I am looking for a good potato seed. Want to plant it in Burma valley.Does any body know where i can source them.
  • duncan vambe said on January 19, 2011
    i would like to learn more about potato farming i have a 7 h plot in harare zimbabwe.the area i am most interested in is land preparation and application of fertilizers, herbicides and insecticides. i currently have seed which is able to cover 4h. the information you will send me will be greatly appreciated
  • Augustine Chimbunde said on January 20, 2011
    i have a small plot about 10hectares i would like to start potato farming i need to know how much i would need to start with a hectare (fertilizers, chemicals and the seed)
  • Mervin said on January 22, 2011
    I am a Kenya resident who'd like to grow potatoes in western Kenya, Mbale to be exact. i need to know all I can about growing potatoes. i'd appreciate any guidelines or literature on such. thanks.
  • sulaiman bah said on January 24, 2011
    i am a sierraleonean/guinean.i would like to grow potatoes in the futa jalloh highlands in guinea. please give me guidelines on how to grow potatoes starting with preparing the land to harvesting.
  • Rodney said on January 29, 2011
    Hi, I am a south african resident who'd like to grow potatoes in limpopo province (venda). I do have a land to farm on. The only advice I need is the basics or guidelines on how to grow potatoes from preparations to harvesting.
  • abnel tinargo said on February 2, 2011
    i am a zimbabwean who would like to grow potatoes in the area stated above.i want the whole stage from seed process to harvesting
  • NDEERI ANTHOHY said on February 3, 2011
    Am in Central Kenya, Kirinyaga District. Ave a 2 Acres piece of land and i want to plant Potatoes. My region is a coffee and tea growing zones.So, am asking, Which variety is good to be planted on this ZONE, Where/How can i get that variety ?? I also do have 300 layers chicken,10 daily cows,10 dairy goats 50 rabbits where i do get my Farm manure...I will be gland if i get this information before the Onset of long rain . email soko@gmail.com- 0722 460 066 Thanks
  • elvin matiza said on February 10, 2011
    i am a 20 yr old man studying for a degree in agriculture crop science and i have keen interest in the potato crop.i have got a 5ha block in Beatrice, Zimbabwe which i want to grow a winter potato crop. i want assistance with the cost involved and irrigation equipment required to start this project. i am looking forward to your response because i want to start off this season. 0773000594
  • Ken Worsley said on February 11, 2011
    I am in Zimbabwe and am starting a Seed Potato Farm up in the Nyanga Highlands. This is a new venture for me so I am looking for comprehensive advise on the growing of seed potatoes, starting with virus free mini tubers. With many thanks!
  • KNIGHT said on February 21, 2011
    I WANT TO START A POTATO FARM IN NAKURU, LET ME KNOW STEPS TO TAKE FOR ME TO BE SUCCESSFUL.
  • Issaiah said on February 27, 2011
    would like to start potato farming in Upper Vumba Mutare, Zimbabwe. Please give me advice. pertinent is: seed variety, pesticides, herbicides, start up capital, required skills and planting times. please help
  • Raghunath expert adviser said on February 27, 2011
    @Issaiah, There are about 20 kinds of potato seeds available for farming, you have to see what kinds are available and good for your area. Here is the most commonly used pesticides like chlorothalonil, beta-endosulfan, methamidophos, azinphos-methyl, pirimicarb, alpha-endosulfan, metobromuron, metribuzin and metalaxyl. Can you tell me your farming area so that i can evaluate the approximate start up cost for your potato farm.

    Raghunath Natarajan
    Startup Biz Hub - Advisor (Staff)

  • lucia Makoni (Mrs) said on March 16, 2011
    I am interested in farming potatoes I am in Headlands Zimbabwe and have a 20 hectare plot i need to know the requirements to plant 1 hectare to start with. the total cost and the yield per hectare. i would prefer the early maturity variety
  • Robert said on March 19, 2011
    I am a kenyan with a 2 acre farm in keringet near molo, rift valley province and wish to humbly request for start up capital as well as more technical support. i am looking forward to your response on email-bimbnet@yahoo.com
  • Grace Mills said on March 19, 2011
    I am in Jamaica with two acres of land, readily available water supply. Do I need to plant at a specific time as we have all year round warm weather? What is the best variety to grow?
  • Itayi chishanga said on March 21, 2011
    i'm a farmer in Zimbabwe located about 100km south of Harare. May you please send me notes on potato farming depending mainly on natural rain.
  • tafadzwa terrence matika said on March 23, 2011
    which is better in terms of yeild ,ridged or furrowed potatoes
  • Mduduzi Seme said on March 24, 2011
    I have a 20 hectors of land in South Africa in the province of Kwazulu Natal at umzinto in Durban and i'm interested in potato farming but i lack capital and monetary ability to start a farm would you be able to send links of funders or investors interested in potato farming. can you also send me an estimated amount of money needed for starting from scratch with one hector
  • Jane said on March 25, 2011
    I have a plot in Marondera Zimbabwe and would like to go into potato farming. Please provide me with details of the whole process.
  • muziwi chiimba said on March 26, 2011
    I'm in Goromonzi, 60km outside Harare, Zimbabwe. I like to grow potatoes on 2 hectares. Please advise me how to go about it and the expected yield per hectare.
  • Hilder Homodza said on March 29, 2011
    I live in kuwadzana Zimbabwe i have a peace of land which 1 hectare. Please advise me i want to grow potatoes. If may i ask do potato planting have seasons? Please help i want to plant them as soon as you you give the advice. God bless you.
  • Gerald Ranganai Chirandu said on March 31, 2011
    I'm writing from Harare Zimbabwe, i have about 2 hectares in Harare Borrowdale area which i'm planning to put under potato. Please help me with relevant steps and inputs needed until harvest. I have the capital to start this project this May 2011. God bless you
  • Raghunath expert adviser said on March 31, 2011

    @Gerald Ranganai Chirandu, please see our FAQ section at the top, i have recently added few facts on potato farming, let me know if you have more questions.

    Raghunath Natarajan
    Startup Biz Hub - Advisor (Staff)

  • Namatai Takaindisa said on April 2, 2011
    I am in Zimbabwe. I would like to do potatoes. How much seed do i need per hector? how much fertilizer is also required and when do i apply it?
  • malizole said on April 3, 2011
    i am south african who owns 5 hectors of land in the e.c.i would like to start potato farming can you help with relevant information and funds to start.
  • Vin said on April 5, 2011
    I'm in the eastern highlands of Zimbabwe (Mutare) I need more information on growing potatoes. I have 1 ha
  • Abid Mittha said on April 6, 2011
    dear author i am already growing potato in Punjab Pakistan and soil of my area suits potato crop but i'm new in this field and average of my potato per hectare is very low as compare with my competitors i grow only sante type of potato please guide me technical points like fertilizing and pesticide. and how i increase my average per hectare of potato kind regards...my e-mail is mittha10@yahoo.com
  • Raghunath expert adviser said on April 11, 2011

    @Abid Mittha, Hi Abid Mittha, Well fertilizer depends totally on fertility level of individual field. I will suggest that while applying fertilizer at the time of plating it should not come in direct contact with seed and use fertilizer about 2 cups for each 30 feet. For exact amount please consult your local horticulture department with your soil.

    Raghunath Natarajan
    Startup Biz Hub - Advisor (Staff)

  • Victor Gonzales said on April 22, 2011
    I am a mechanical engineer but I also love farming and gardening. I want to start a potato farm in Bukidnon, Mindanao, Philipinnes. I would like to know how much capital needed per hectare of farm and where I can buy potato seed (for french fries variety)? I intend to develop at least 10 hectares if I can secure enough capital thru partnership.
  • Tendai said on April 27, 2011
    I have land in Makonde, zimbabwe i tried to grow potatoes two years ago but i utterly failed.I need planting advices, fertilizers application, chemicals to put, where i can source good seedlings. I desperately need all the advice u can give me.
  • Bernard Chinyimba said on April 27, 2011
    I have a plot in Centenary, 150Km north of Harare, Zimbabwe. I want to put 3ha under irrigated potato. Kindly send me all necessary information on Potato farming.
  • Raghunath expert adviser said on April 27, 2011

    @Bernard Chinyimba, Hello Bernard Chinyimba, Well there are some important points which you have to know before starting a potato farm. The most important part is soil, potato needs clear soil and the soil should be well dug. The soil should not be so fussy it should be slightly acidic. At the time of digging soil add more compost and if possible prepare the soil in mid november and december so that it will get some time to settle before planting potato. In our FAQ section we have added some more points recently which may help you. If you need more information just let us know.

    Raghunath Natarajan
    Startup Biz Hub - Advisor (Staff)

  • joy said on May 10, 2011
    hi i have 4km by 4km land in botswana i am interested in starting a potato farm but have no clue what i have to do. i would like to travel and see how other farmers do it. could you perhaps assist me in connecting me with someone who could take me through i would really appreciate the help
  • Ash said on May 11, 2011
    hey, i'm from America... i was wondering how many acres is reasonable for a potato farm???
  • pravin sisodiya said on May 19, 2011
    Hi I am pravin Sisodiya, From India & I have 13 years exp.in food ind. I have a knowledge to establish a new project for potato chips & kurkure. Now I am in India and looking job in abroad. +91 9687398107
  • Ookeditse Osupille said on May 21, 2011
    hey, i have a piece of land to start potato farming. My farm is in the central part of Botswana. Can u plz advice me on how to start potato farming on a smaller scale or connect me with potato farmers around Botswana/South Africa border.
  • lizette said on May 22, 2011
    HI I AM A STUDENT LIVING IN CAMEROON AND NEED INFORMATION ON POTATOES FARMING FOR MY THESIS
  • JOSEPH KUFAKUNESU said on May 23, 2011
    I wish to go into potato farming. I am in the Marondera area of Zimbabwe. Please provide me with all the relevant information to start a potato production project on a ten ha plot.
  • Michael said on May 27, 2011
    i own a small piece of land in gokwe zimbabwe i am interested on growing vegetables under horticulture i would like to know how to grow each and every vegetable from land preparation till harvest and storage thank you
  • Abdalnabi said on May 31, 2011
    I own about 15 acres of land I want to grow potatoes and Tomatoes. kindly let me know the details, Best Regards
  • Steve said on June 5, 2011
    Can you please send more information on how to grow potatoes for a novice. Zambia
  • Bavon keengwe said on June 8, 2011
    Am from kenya will like to start potatoes farming in a 3 acre land lying in a black cotton soil. please assist me with a format of all preparations,seedling i will use and fertilizers. your assistance to this will be highly appreciated. Rgds
  • Brett said on June 13, 2011
    Please send me Information on how to go about starting potato farming I'm in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
  • Tendai Dandadzi said on June 13, 2011
    I'm from gweru in Zimbabwe.I have 20 acres of black and red soil and would like to grow potatoes. could i please have all the possible information to help me.thank you.
  • kuda kwashe jinjika said on June 14, 2011
    i am a 24 yr old man and i have keen interest in the potato crop. i have got a 5ha block in Rusape, Zimbabwe which i want to grow potatoes . i want assistance with the cost involved and irrigation equipment required to start this project. i will also appreciate if you could include any literature i could use to enrich my knowledge. please help me. Thank You
  • Rodney said on June 15, 2011
    I would like to grow 1ha of Potatoes and i am interested in all relevant information that i need in order to effectively grow my potatoes. i therefore need information on land preparation, fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides, as well as labour cost.
  • syprose said on June 24, 2011
    molo, elburgon, kenya. i wish to grow 1ha of potatoes and interested in all relevant information to help me grow the potatoes i need information on land preparation,fertilizers used,pesticides and herbicides,as well as labour cost for harvesting and all the process. thanks
  • vimba manambara said on June 28, 2011
    norah valley 10km off the hre to mutare road,can u pliz assist with the initial cost of growing i hectare and were i can get a loan coz my farm has got title deeds and also send me information on how to grow them from the start up to the maturity or selling stage i need everything for my proposal n the farm i m talking about is a very very big farm with 7 paddocks for cattle rearing and vast arable land.
  • Inno Manyenya said on July 2, 2011
    I want to grow Potatoes and i am interested in the relevant information on land preparation, fertilizers, pesticides & herbicides
  • farayi ferewa said on July 7, 2011
    hi i'm in chiwundura,gweru,zimbabwe.i want to know the process of farming potatoes from the day i get the seed.
  • Daniel said on July 14, 2011
    I have a farm, the manpower, irrigation and the knowledge on how to grow potatoes but I do not have money.. please help with capital.
  • Raju said on July 16, 2011
    Dear Sir, I would like to know how to start agriculture/live stock farming, we have 500 hectare of lands so may i can get advice and new technology from your association? pls. kindly send me all the information very soon. Thanks Raju Joshi, BIG BELL s.p.r.l., Lubumbashi,Congo
  • Emmanuel ochuko said on July 16, 2011
    I am a nigerian but lives in sourth nigeria,i want to know how to start either potato farm or tomato farm,i will need a guide,from day of planing to harvest.thank.
  • bode said on July 20, 2011
    I need information on potato farming in southern part of Nigeria. Starting small then growing it big. All details from clearing, to spraying and chemicals etc. Just all of them
  • Farai mungani said on July 21, 2011
    i just completed my certificate in agric living in masvingo i want to start potato enterprise on 3 hectors so can u give me all required things.
  • Geoffrey Njengaa said on August 2, 2011
    I am Nyandarua county in Kenya. i wish to grow 1ha of potatoes and interested in all relevant information to help me grow the the right type potatoes in my area i need information on land preparation, fertilizers used, pesticides and herbicides all the process .Thanks
  • Felipe Abrea Jr said on August 5, 2011
    I want try potato farming in the Philippines. What is the ideally minimum land requirement for potato farming. I want to start a small scale farming. Thank you sir and more power.
  • Nyombai Chiwombe said on August 10, 2011
    I have land in Gweru (Somabula , Zimbabwe) area and I wish to start potato farming. I am looking for advice on which type of potatoes, fertilizers, chemicals, best time to prepare the land, when to plant and all the information required to start up this project and also any information on which plants are best suitable for the area. Your help will be very much appreciated.
  • Kadzura p said on August 11, 2011
    Would like to undertake potato growing as a cash generating project. Need to know about the steps taken from land preparation to harvesting, amount of seeds required per hectare, fertilizers and other inputs. To be done in Chimanimani in Zimbabwe.
  • k chinostice. said on August 15, 2011
    i'm living in kadoma, zimbabwe. I would like to start potato production but i dont have the land. I'm experienced and looking for someone to partner with, who has the resources but do not have the technical skills either in botswana or zimbabwe
  • Khanyisile said on August 17, 2011
    i live in southern zambia and would like to start growing potatoes on my 5 Hector piece of land, the land was previously used for tobacco farming by the previous owner. i need advice on varieties most suitable for the area, fertilizers and the best time to grow them.
  • sithabile said on August 26, 2011
    I am in Harare, Zimbabwe. Could you send me notes on potato growing i.e from land preparation to harvesting and the input requirements.

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