Cultivation/Production, Trends

India: Cauliflower takes over world-class seed potato in state’s cold desert

Having established its distinguished identity for production of world-class disease-resistant seed potato, the cold desert of Lahaul valley in Himachal is seeing sweeping changes with farmers replacing potato with cauliflower. Of the total 3,470 hectare cultivated agriculture land in Lahaul, majority is under cauliflower, pushing pea cultivation to the second place. A few years ago, 1,800 hectare land was under potato cultivation, making it the major cash crop in the valley. However, potato crop has now been pushed to the third place. More

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