Crop Detail

The botanical name of Sweet potato is Ipomoea batatas. This crop is mainly grown because of its sweet taste and starchy roots. The tubers are rich source of beta-carotene and are used as anti-oxidants. It is an herbaceous perennial vine having lobed or heart shaped leaves. Its tubers are edible, smooth skin, tapered and long. It has wide color range of tuber skin i.e. purple, brown, white and purple which contains wide range of flesh i.e. yellow, orange, white and purple.

Major/Minor Major
Temporary/Permanent Temporary
Category Agriculture Extension
Type Vegetables
Crop Climate Title Sub Tropical
Crop Water Method Title Irrigated
Crop Duration Perennial
Crop Economic Title Food Crop
Crop Growing Season Kharif / Rainy / Monsoon Crops

Pests, Weeds, Diseases and Disorders

Sucking Pests
White grub Aphids Cut Worms Mites White fly Leaf eating Caterpillar
All weeds
Fungal Diseases
Early Blight Common Scab Late Blight Stem Cankar
Bacterial Diseases
Bacterial Soft Rot

Potato (Red) Crop Seed Varieties

Name Seed Rate
Portorka 14000 cuttings
Supaid Gulabi 14000 cuttings
Desi surkh 14000 cuttings
SH 2000 14000 cuttings

Potato (Red) Districts Wise Calendar

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