EVALUATION OF POTATO VARIETIES FOR EXPORT POTENTIAL IN EARLY SEASON


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  • Pooja Praful Mankar ICAR- Central Potato Research Institute Regional Station, Modipuram, Meerut

Abstract

Uttar Pradesh, particularly its western region, has better export potential for the premium early potato segment
as leading Indian exporters demand export-grade tubers (>55mm) during January to tap the deficit period of fresh potatoes
in the global market. With this background, a field experiment was conducted during 2020-22 in the early crop season
with five promising varieties/ advanced hybrid viz., Kufri Sangam, Kufri Kiran, Kufri Neelkanth, Kufri Chipsona-4 and
WS/07-113. The crop was planted in September end and harvested in mid-January. Advanced hybrid WS/07-113 recorded
the highest export-grade tuber yield (4.95 t/ha), followed by Kufri Kiran (4.63 t/ha). Maximum tuber dry matter content
was attained by cv. Kufri Chipsona-4 (21.3%) followed by Kufri Kiran (20.1%) and Kufri Sangam (19.3%). As a specialty
segment, exporters showed keen interest in cv. Kufri Neelkanth which has 4.32 t/ha export-grade tuber yield and 18.6%
specific gravity. As exporters require potatoes in January, crop duration may easily be increased to 85-90 days to achieve
higher yields. Performance of varieties and exporters’ feedback indicates that western UP can lead to export-grade potato
production during the early-season.

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Author Biography

  • Pooja Praful Mankar, ICAR- Central Potato Research Institute Regional Station, Modipuram, Meerut

    Crop Production Division,

    Scientist,

    ICAR- Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla - 171001

     

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Submitted

2022-08-09

Published

2023-03-02

How to Cite

EVALUATION OF POTATO VARIETIES FOR EXPORT POTENTIAL IN EARLY SEASON. (2023). Potato Journal, 49(2). https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/PotatoJ/article/view/124918