Pests and Diseases

India: Potato production in West Bengal is likely to be lower by 10-15%

Potato production in West Bengal is likely to be lower by 10-15% on account of pest infestation in about a quarter of potato-growing districts of the state. As a result, potato prices, which had come down after an abysmal rise in prices in November-December, have once again started firming up. Prices have gone up by Rs 50-75 per quintal in the last few days over reports of Late Blight disease infesting the crop. More