There are four main criteria which define the quality of potato:

  1. Tuber quality
  2. Skin finish
  3. Storage
  4. Cooking quality

A balanced crop nutrition program is important to help manage all of these criteria.

Do your potatoes have a nutrient deficiency?

Identify and diagnose nutrient deficiencies in your potatoes and learn how to control or correct the deficiency. Start by selecting a nutrient below.

Potato crop nutrition programmes
Potato crop nutrition programmes

Potato Program


Click on the image to see it larger or to view or download the Potato Crop Nutrition Programme as a PDF (363kb).

Provides all the essential nutrients for potatoes

Do you want to make better informed nutrient decisions ?

The farmer's toolbox is a collection of tools available to help you make better nutrient decisions by choosing the right fertilizer and apply the right amount of nutrients at the right time and in the right place so that the crop yield and quality are maximized whilst still keeping costs in check, avoiding over-fertilization and protecting the environment.