Potato institute

Pyongyang, October 27 (KCNA) — The Taehongdan Potato Institute has 50 hectares of experimental plots and sound material and technical foundations for research into the alpine varieties.

It is engaged in breeding and selecting non-virus potato seeds, completing methods of potato cultivation based on analysis of soil, producing compound microbial fertilizer and liquid manure, introducing potato separators and sowers, breeding big potato seeds, potato processing and placing potato farming on a scientific and modern basis.

It shares technical information with other countries. It has made spectacular achievements in research–among them a new unique method of testing and breeding non-virus potato seeds.

Hurdles have been cleared in potato processing. The Taehongdan Potato Processing Factory produces scores of kinds of potato food, including rice, noodle, bread, sausage, starch, liquor, soy sauce and dehydrated starch noodle. More than a hundred methods of potato cooking have been introduced.

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