Cultivation/Production, Seed

Dominican Republic: Higher quality potato seeds arrived on the Island

Great news for potato farmers this Christmas as more potato planting material arrived on island on Saturday, December 19th. Even greater news, the seeds are of a higher quality than last year’s and farmers can expect more seeds per bag at the same price. Agricultural Coordinator in Jamaica, Alvin Murray has been on island imparting knowledge to farmers on the technology and science of getting a good crop. He says Jamaican farmers have experienced great success. Murray indicates that these better quality seeds are a Christmas gift from Government of Dominica to Dominican farmers. “Our mission is to see how much we can learn and help the potato industry here so the first move is to watch potatoes grow this year and then to ensure better quality. More

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