In Saskatchewan, commercial potato production is designated for two markets – seed or table. Potato is a high value, high input crop. Production requires growers to have access to specialized field and handling equipment and facilities suitable for long term storage.
Variety selection should be done based on the intended market and the fertility requirements of each variety known to successfully grow and harvest the potato crop. A four year crop rotation is recommended to minimize disease, insect and weed pressures. When potato production occurs on rented land, it is important to know the cropping history and previous pesticide use to ensure that production is not negatively affected.