Introductory meeting was conducted for farmers’ consultation centers (MoEPA) in Kazbegi. Potato producer farmers also attended the meeting. The project goal and activities have been presented on the meeting as well as the main approaches of ISH (Integrated Seed health) in seed production farms and positive selection-select the best.
The brochure on positive selection in Georgian for farmers was distributed, which was developed and published by the International Potato Center.
During the visit, the farmer Roland Kobaidze’s plot in Sioni also was evaluated. Three potato clones from the International Potato Center (CIP) were planted on the field and commercial variety from Holland as a control. The CIP clone emergency fixed on 60%, while the plants are not started growing on commercial plots.
The trial plot of scientific-research center of agricultural in Sioni also was visited, where 76 CIP clones have reached 100% emergency.