FREE VIDEO TRAINING

By Kaituyu Athanasious

Adopt intensive management for profitable potato farming!

From our potato seed multiplication farm in Nakuru our agronomist Kaituyu demonstrates and teaches farmers step by step (preparation, planting, growing, harvesting) what profitable potato farming entails. Of course, the application of intensive management based on GAP is an important part of these training courses.

Shovel (Small)
Preparation

What you learn

  • Crop rotation & soil sampling
  • Weed killing & ploughing 
  • Fertiliser application

Planting (Small)
Planting

What you learn

  • Furrows & ridges - row distances
  • Planting distances – tuber spacing
  • Certified seed potatoes

Growing (Small)
Potato growing

What you learn

  • Weed killing
  • Prevent, recognise & manage
  • Fertilizer - top dressing

Harvesting (Small)
Potato harvesting

What you learn

  • Maturing period
  • Harvest
  • Grading & Bagging

Preparation - kick off your shamba

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# 1 Shamba management

Crop rotation & soil sampling - In this video you will learn about how to plan and manage your shamba well, including an explanation on the need for crop rotation and soil sampling.

Duration: 5.51 minutes

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# 2 Shamba preparation

Weed killing, ploughing & harrowing - In this video you will learn more about how to prepare your land prior to planting of your potatoes, that includes an explanation on how and why to undertake weed killing (manual & chemical) and then proceed to ploughing, harrowing and levelling of the fields. 

Duration: 7.04 minutes

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# 3 Shamba fertilisers

Fertiliser application - In this video you will learn all about fertilizers, including the 3 macro nutrients NPK (Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium) as well as the micro nutrients and trace elements that are needed for potato production. 

Duration: 4.15 minutes

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# 4 Shamba nutrition

Nutrition - In this video you will learn about the different types and stage of fertilizer application that are needed for potato farming, and we discuss in depth the fertilizer need at planting (base dressing).

Video training part 2: potato planting

The best training in profitable potato farming in Kenya

From our Smallholder Potato Centre (SPC) in Nakuru, our agronomist Kaituyu demonstrates and teaches farmers step-by-step what profitable potato farming entails. Of course, the application of intensive management based on good agronomic practices (GAP) is an important part of these training courses.

Kaituyu Athanasious

Smallholder Training & Extension