Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Potato Production in Nicaragua
The technical assistance had been requested by stakeholders in the local potato industry to address two major topics: 1) seed potato management and 2) an insect-disease complex, which in the Latin American world has taken on several names: papa manchada (stained potato) or papa rayada (striped potato) or most commonly used, Paratrioza. In North America this complex is called Zebra Chip. Training focused on potato seed production, potato storage, fertilizer inputs, and of course potato disease.
To read more about the work Bula and Bowen did in Nicaragua, visit the website of the Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of the Americas chapter to download their full trip report: