A Potato Crop Management Service To Promote New Technology In Tasmania
Tasmania produces around half of Australia’s French fry processing potatoes, but has struggled to replicate the gains experienced recently by other production areas within Australia and overseas. This project aimed to reveal which management practices produced the highest processing yield and quality under Tasmanian conditions. A database was established to store and compare multiple variables on each CMS crop over the various seasons and is now the basis for research and extension activities within the industry. Environmental benefits around the rational use of irrigation water, pesticides and fertilisers were also suggested.