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Chapter 9. Potato Production1

Lincoln Zotarelli, Peter J. Dittmar, Pamela D. Roberts and Susan E. Webb2

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This publication is included in the Vegetable Production Handbook for Florida, 2014-2015 edition.


Cover photo: Tomato, Emmanuel A. Torres

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This is Chapter 9 of the Vegetable Production Handbook for Florida, 2014-2015 edition. The most current version of this chapter may be found at


This is a 11-page chapter covering

  • Botany and Planting

  • Cultivars

  • Pesticides for Weed, Arthropod and Disease Management for Pepper


Table 9.1. Planting information for potato.

Table 9.2. Selected herbicides approved for managing weeds in potato.

Table 9.3. Selected insecticides approved for managing insect pests of potato.

Table 9.4. Potato fungicides ordered by disease and FRAC group according to mode of action.




This document is HS733, one of a series of the Horticultural Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension. First published June 1995. Revised November 2009, January 2012, August 2013, and November 2014. Visit the EDIS website at


Lincoln Zotarelli, assistant professor, Horticultural Sciences Department - Gainesville; Peter J. Dittmar, assistant professor, Horticultural Sciences Department - Gainesville; Pamela D. Roberts, professor, Southwest Florida REC - Immokalee; Susan E. Webb, associate professor, Entomology and Nematology Department - Gainesville; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

The use of trade names in this publication is solely for the purpose of providing specific information. UF/IFAS does not guarantee or warranty the products named, and references to them in this publication do not signify our approval to the exclusion of other products of suitable composition.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. For more information on obtaining other UF/IFAS Extension publications, contact your county's UF/IFAS Extension office.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.