chapter  19
34 Pages

Performance of Drip Irrigated Potato

WithAmanpreet Kaur Chawla, Kamal G. Singh

Agricultural crop production is witnessing a rapid transition to agricultural commodity production and in this emerging global economic order, potato is appearing as an important crop, poised to sustain and diversify food production in this millennium. India, the biggest producer after Russia and China, has 128.48 thousand hectare under potato crop with an annual output of 23,271.8 thousand metric tons. In Punjab, potato is most prominent crop in winter occupying an area of 66.5 thousand hectare with the total production of 1,382.6 thousand metric tons and with an average yield of 20,791 Kg/ha [22].