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Growing Potato in The Northern Territory

We don't recommend growing Potato in The Northern Territory

The Top End climate is too warm and humid for potatoes to do well. Sweet potatoes are a great alternative in Top End.

What to do about Bacterial Wilt?

There is no way to treat bacterial wilt. Prevention is always the best approach. Practice crop rotation in your veggie garden and, where possible, use seed that has been certified disease free.

What to do about Aphids?

Spray with soap spray weekly until the problem is under control.

What to do about Root-Knot Nematodes?

Rotate crops and apply lots of compost. If this is a persistent problem in your garden, nematicides can be applied, but it’s best to try sort the problem out using organic methods first.
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