Potato farming makes good money. Farmers face problems in planting potatoes. If you don’t plant your potatoes well, you will harvest small sized and low quality potatoes.
Irish potatoes grow well in areas that receive regular rainfall of 900 - 1400mm per annum, and have a cool climate with temperatures ranging 10 - 23 degrees Celsius.
They do best in loose, well-drained, slightly acid soils. Poorly drained soils often cause poor stands and low yields. Heavy soils can cause tubers to be small and rough.
Before planting potatoes in a field, know the history of that field i.e. if it has recently been used to plant a crop in the same family i.e Tomatoes, eggplant, capsicum, brinjals etc. The same diseases affect these crops e.g Bacterial wilt, which has no cure.