Bangladesh: Late blight disease jeopardises potato output

Potato growers of Rangpur district are apprehensive about the output of the potato crop during the current season as potato fields at different upazilas under the district have been affected by late blight.  According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), Rangpur official source, some 52,185 hectares of land have been brought under potato cultivation in 8 upazilas of the district this year, but the cultivators are worried as they might not get the expected yield if immediate steps are not taken to combat the disease. More