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Abstract            Volume:9  Issue-6  Year-2021         Original Research Articles

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Intra-Row Spacing on the Growth, Yield and Yield Component of Potato (Solanium tuberosum L.): A Review
Arebu Hussen*
Department of Agriculture and Natural Resource, Mekdela Amba University, South Wollo, Ethiopia
*Corresponding author

Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) is a species of flowering plant in the Solanaceae family, native to Chile and Peru. Common names include Chilean potato vine, Chilean nightshade, Chilean potato tree and potato vine. Potato is the fourth most important food crop in the world following rice, corn and wheat. According to legend the first potato for planting purposes in South Africa came from Holland to provide food for mariners visiting the Cape. Since then the potato industry has grown to become one of the important food providers in South Africa. Within the South African context, the gross value of potato production accounts for about 43% of major vegetables, 15% of horticultural products and 4% of total agricultural production. Potato is an herbaceous perennial plant in the family Solanaceae which is grown for its edible tubers. The potato plant has a branched stem and alternately arranged leaves consisting of leaflets which are both of unequal size and shape. The spacing at which you place the seed pieces will determine the harvested potato size. Narrow row plant spacing or optimal in-row spacing can also suppress weeds under certain cropping systems. The destruction of crop residues is important in the management of many pests, such as navel orange worm in almond, late blight of potato, stem rot of rice, and pink bollworm and boll weevil in cotton, for which Row spacing affects competition with weeds.

Keywords: potato, spacing, growth, yield, yield component.
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Arebu Hussen. 2021. Intra-Row Spacing on the Growth, Yield and Yield Component of Potato (Solanium tuberosum L.): A Review.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 9(6): 11-16
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2021.906.003
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