Creating food resilient gardens in a time of climate change

Fewer sprays new cultivars

NARI Tambul, in the highlands have done some great work on potato and late blight, the awful disease that has really cut into farmer profit (and health) as they’ve needed up to 14 sprays to get the crop through to harvest. Four new cultivars are available, that need just one insecticide and fungicide spray to get them going, then they do the rest of their growth, without needing further sprays. That’s great news. Well done the team, lead by Kud Sitango.

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NARI and FPDA are working collaboratively together on the process of ensuring top quality potatoes are available for farmers. There’s more need to ensure farmers know about the new cultivars of English potato that are much more late blight resistant than the standard – Sequoia.

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