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Publications 10 November 2016

GROWING POTATOES

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Comparative production of in vitro mini-tuber potatoes grown in sawdust and specially blended media. The experiment aimed to analyse the cost effectiveness and viability of using a specifically designed blended growing media in comparison to commonly available sawdust.
Report by Ben Safronovitz
Potatoes are the world’s fourth largest food crop. Production of in vitro mini-tubers of potatoes is a rapidly growing industry due to the need for a constant supply of potato plant material, which is free of pathogens and of a high quality.

Production of in vitro tissue culture plantlets in hydroponics culture is highly effective and controllable, ensuring ‘clean’ conditions and mass production.

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