Jan 30, 2018
Tips for potato fertilization on irrigated soils

Optimum potato growth and profitable production depend on various management factors, including a sufficient supply of nutrients. When the supply of nutrients — which potatoes have a high demand for — from the soil is not adequate to meet the demands for growth, fertilizer application becomes necessary.

A comprehensive nutrient management program is essential for maintaining a healthy potato crop, optimizing tuber yield and quality, and minimizing undesirable impacts on the environment. Research and recommendations on potato fertilization on irrigated soils from Carl J. Rosen and Peter M. Bierman is available on the University of Minnesota Extension website. Their report covers soil testing and nutrient management strategies for nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and more.

To read the full report, visit www.extension.umn.edu.

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