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Evaluation, choice and use of potato varieties in Kenya

Linda McArthur Crissman

Evaluation, choice and use of potato varieties in Kenya

by Linda McArthur Crissman

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Published by International Potato Center (CIP) in Lima, Peru .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Potatoes -- Kenya.,
  • Potatoes -- Kenya -- Varieties.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementLinda McArthur Crissman.
    SeriesWorking paper / Social Science Dept -- 1989-1., Social Science Department working paper series -- 1989-1.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination44 p. :
    Number of Pages44
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17699761M

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    Sweet potatoes especially orange fleshed varieties should be promoted by the ministry in nutritional management of HIV/AIDS, high blood pressure, obesity MINISTRY ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES The Ministry is responsible for environmental policy, environmental impact assessment, catchment area conservation, water conservation, among others. Protocol for the examination of Value for Cultivation and Use of potato varieties 3 of 12 4. Resistance tests Separate tests are performed to determine resistance to viruses and Phytophthora. These tests are performed under field conditions. Testing for resistance to P otato V irus Y NTN PV Y is a non -persistent virus transmitted by aphids.

    Farmer practices and adoption of improved potato varieties in Kenya and Uganda INTRODUCTION Potato production in Kenya and Uganda The potato (Solanum . Use of healthy seed tubers and good management of the potato crop can increase a farmer’s yield by 22ton/ha. Disease free or certified seed tubers should be used. There are two sizes: the medium-sized seed potatoes measuring mm in diameter; and the medium-sized seed potatoes measuring mm in diameter.


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Evaluation, choice and use of potato varieties in Kenya by Linda McArthur Crissman Download PDF EPUB FB2

The demand for potato varieties (Solanum tuberosum L.) with acceptable yield and processing characteristics is increasing in Kenya.

However, most potato varieties and promising clones have not been adequately evaluated. In this study, three advanced potato clones (, and ) and five established Kenyan varieties (Tigoni. National Potato Council of Kenya.

KALRO Kabete Campus, Off Waiyaki Way, P.O BOX Nairobi, Kenya. T: + / +   Based on extensive trials (two years, three separate farms, ten potato varieties) in a joint effort of AHDB, James Hutton Ltd, SASA and Seeds2B Africa choice and use of potato varieties in Kenya book of the Syngenta Foundation) three GB potato varieties have been recommended for release in Kenya.

Sweetpotato varieties were evaluated in three sites at the coast between May 06 and Febru one in Kilifi (KARI-Mtwapa) and two on farm sites in Lukore and Mwaluvanga locations, Kwale district.

Emerging trends and advances in potato research relevant to defining the way forward for the potato sector in Sub-Saharan Africa. African Potato Association Conference Proceedings, Vol. 7 (pp. New sweet potato variety with high yields Mercy Kahenda 11th Apr GMT + One of the produce they are being encouraged to embrace is sweet potato because it is tolerant to drought.

POTATO MARKET SURVEY IN KENYA: AN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT VALUE CHAIN APPROACH Dr. Mutunga Stephen Laititi School of Business and Economics, Kenya Methodist University, Nairobi, Kenya. ABSTRACT: The Irish potato is a prominent food security and cash crop in Kenya currently second to Maize in importance as the largest consumed staple in the Size: KB.

All told, the varieties presently being used by the Washington potato industry owe their use status at least in part to the WSU potato cultivar development effort. Publications. Thornton, R.E. and N.R. Knowles. Washington State University Potato Cultivar Yield and Quality Evaluation Washington State University Special Publication.

The average cost of a bag of certified potato seeds is Ksh3, Tips For Buying Seeds. Only buy certified seeds; Talk to local farmers about which breeds do well in the area around your farm. Examples of potato breeds are Tigoni, Kenya Mpya, Asante and.

potato varieties in Kenya was conducted between June and November The specific objectives were to (1) document and analyze existing variety user agreements/arrangements, and (2) identify the key lessons learned in using the identified variety user agreements/arrangements in. This paper includes details on the introduction, testing and evaluation of potato varieties and clones during the period ; data on yield and quality and a brief description of the main varieties recommended for commercial and semi-commercial production are also presented.

Potato varieties and selections were evaluated for resistance to bacterial soft rot caused byErwinia carotovora subsp. carotovora and Erwinia carotovora subsp. atroseptica in mist chamber. A randomized complete block design with a single treatment and 3 replications was used in this study.

Potato lines were inoculated with bacterial suspension (10 tubers / line) using the puncture inoculation Cited by: KARI develops potato varieties suitable for chips manufacturing in Kenya.

Logo of the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI). November 8, The Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (Kari) is testing new potato varieties ahead of a planned release next April for mid- and high-altitude regions.

Productivity and food security effects of using of certified seed potato: the case of Kenya’s potato farmers Julius Juma Okello1*, Yuan Zhou 2, Norman Kwikiriza1, Sylvester Ogutu3, Ian Barker2, Elmar Schulte‑Geldermann1, Elly Atieno1 and Justin Taj Ahmed4 Abstract Background: Potato is a major food crop in the tropical regions of by: 4.

Requirements and characteristics of potato varieties in the Kenyan potato processing agricultural sub-sector Walingo A.M., Lung’aho C. and Kabira J.N. Kenya Agricultural Research Institute. National Potato Research Centre – Tigoni, P.O. BoxLimuru, Kenya Abstract. Crop utilization is an important facet of potato production.

Processing File Size: 39KB. Three potato varieties have been recommended for release in Kenya thanks to the joint efforts of AHDB, James Hutton Ltd, SASA and Seeds2B Africa (part of the Syngenta Foundation). Ten potato varieties were trialed at three separate farms over two seasons with free variety Cara, and two James Hutton Ltd varieties, Gemson and Lady Balfour, making the grade.

The National Potato Council of Kenya (NPCK) is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) and a multi-stakeholder organization whose responsibility is to help plan, organize and co-ordinate potato value chain activities with the aim of developing the subsector into a robust, competitive and self-regulating industry.

Scottish seed potato growers could soon be exporting to Kenya following the recommendation that three varieties be released into the country. Ten varieties were trialed at three separate Kenyan. In Kenya potato is an important food crop, second after maize.

Potatoes are grown onha per year with average yields of about 8 tonnes per ha. The yield is far below its po-tential and should be improved to enhance food security. Of all potato growers in Kenya, 98% are characterised as small-scale farmers, producing less than ha.

POTATO NUTRITION HANDBOOK | (formerly the United States Potato Board) was established in by a group of potato growers to promote the many benefits of eating potatoes. Potatoes USA was one of the first commodity groups to develop and use an FDA-approved nutrition label and has long since promoted positive nutrition messages.

New potato varieties for Kenyan county government is partnering with National Potato Council and German Technical Cooperation Agency to produce new potato varieties Potato is the second most important food crop after maize in Kenya. an estima ha of potatoes are grown annually in Kenya.

Potato production has increased in recent.Kenyan potato varieties for processing. The three new potato varieties (Purple Gold, Kenya Mpya and Sherekea) and two established varieties (Tigoni and Dutch Robjin) used in this study were grown under standard conditions at the National Potato Research Centre, Kenya.

They were harvested at maturity, cured and analyzed for.grown and coastal Kenya is a hot spot of SPVD and farmers have limited knowledge of the disease (Ateka et al., ).

The objective of the study was to determine sweetpotato productivity across environments where SPVD is prevalent and identify varieties which can serve as a dual purpose as source of animal feed and human food.