The production of seed potatoes is a relatively new industry on Kangaroo Island. The Kangaroo Island Irrigated Seed Producers Group has been working with funding from the KI NRM Board to:
- evaluate and monitor sustainable seed potato production technologies to support NRM issues within the greater community;
- evaluate, through a soil monitoring process, soil organic carbon breakdown and general soil health and disease impacts specific to seed potato production;
- demonstrate and evaluate new technologies for the management of non-wetting sands for intensive seed potato production; and
- evaluate and monitor soil conditioning treatments to sustain intensive seed potato production.
Bob Peake, Senior Consultant, Horticulture, Primary Industries & Resources, SA, ph: (08) 8389 8800