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Farmers must complete cultivation of potato till 25th October, Agricultural Experts

Agriculture Experts have instructed farmers to complete sowing of potatoes as soon as possible. Fresh potato seeds should be avoided for cultivation, as growing potato tubers or freshly harvested mature tubers have a dormant apical bud. Before cultivation dormancy should be broken. Normally, the dormancy is spontaneously broken after a period of maturation of the tuber, resulting in the growth of a new sprout. Experts have directed farmers to complete cultivation of potatoes till 25th October. In order to remove the dormancy period and initiate growth, potato tubers used for cultivation should be kept open for 10 to 12 weeks before sowing. Moreover, they said farmers should use certified and high quality seeds. Tubers must be taken out from cold storage at least 10 days before sowing and should be placed in a shaded area. It will help the seed to adjust in the given environment and helps initiate sprouting.

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