PERU PRESENTS NEW ECOLOGICAL POTATO

Published online: Nov 08, 2010 Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide
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ANDINA, Lima. The National Institute of Agrarian Innovation, or INIA, a branch of Peru's Agriculture Ministry, presented today the INIA 309 potato -also known as Serranita Ecologica (Ecological Serranita)- which uses fewer pesticides during its cultivation, turning it into an environmentally responsible alternative.


The "Serranita" potato requires only four to five applications of preventive fungicides, while other varieties such as the Canchan or Yungay require 8 to 16 applications.


This new crop joins the improved varieties developed by the Ministry of Agriculture, through the program carried out by the National Institute of Agrarian Innovation.
During its presentation to the press, different gastronomic options rich in vitamins and proteins for human consumption were shown.

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