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Table 3 Potato production practices in the study area

From: Assessment of production practices of smallholder potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) farmers in Wolaita zone, southern Ethiopia

Variable Frequency Percent
Commonly planted potato varieties
 Jalene 124 31.0
 Gudene 129 32.2
 Wachacha 75 18.8
 Tolcha 42 10.5
 Local 30 7.5
Seed price for improved varieties (US $/100 kg)
 15.0–20.0 3 0.8
 20.0–25.0 184 46.0
 >25.0 213 53.3
Use of recommended spacing
 Yes 388 97.0
 No 12 3.0
Important potato pests in the area
 Diseases 208 52.0
 Insects 84 21.0
 Weeds 18 4.5
 Other (porcupine) 90 22.5
Control methods they used for diseases
 Chemical 172 43.1
 Cultural 50 12.5
 Both 178 44.6