Preparation for Potato Farming Testing and Winter Variety Assessment Begin


Investigation activities related to adaptability tests of different potato varieties and the macro-elements that constrain this tuberose root have begun in the context of the implementation of the Project of Incentives for Horticulture Production, currently financed by the Millennium Challenge Account-Honduras and implemented by the Honduras Brotherhood Association.

The activities started with the selection of the terrain to implement the tests, which are owned by project farmers Miguel Ángel Melara and Manuel de Jesús Mejía, and are located in the communities of La Cumbre del Jaralon and La Granadilla, both highly productive areas for potato farming but operating with low levels of technology.

These trials are expected to encourage the application of new technology and to create a management and production technology package for this system, in an effort to provide local producers with new tools to improve their farming practices and their economic opportunities.

The proceedings included the collection of soil samples that were sent to the laboratory for analysis; the clearing of the land to prepare the soil; and the sowing of the seeds samples during the first days of June, 2009.

 


Miguel Ángel Melara, a resident of La Cumbre del Jaralon, collecting soil samples.
 
Manuel de Jesús Mejia, producer of  La Granadilla collecting soil samples.


 


 


 


2009. Millenium Challenge Account. Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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