Plateau farmers brace for late blight outbreak as planting season begins

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Plateau farmers brace for late blight outbreak as planting season begins

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Potato farmers in Plateau State have been advised to adopt a variety of farming practices including crop rotation, sole cropping, application of pesticides and selection of healthy plants, to contain losses incurred from potato disease, late blight.

Chairman of Solanum Potatoes and Vegetable Marketers Association, Shippi Emmanuel, said that farmers who adopted some of these “good agricultural practices” are no longer scared of the disease and are increasing production.

Emmanuel made the comment while speaking during the implementation of the Green Innovation Centre project in Nigeria which was…



Source: Nigerian Tribune