Cultivation/Production, Pests and Diseases

As top potato-producing country in Latin America, Peru’s crops still face pests

As top potato-producing country in Latin America, Peru's crops still face pestsThis year Peru established its position as the largest producer of potatoes in Latin America. The Propapa-ADERS Peru Project Director, Celfia Obregon believes this is primarily due to innovative advances, implementing indigenous techniques, and modern science, according to Andina news agency. Despite this great growth in production, however, Peru still faces losing up to 50% of its potato crops due to pests and other diseases, reports FreshPlaza. More

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