Since there is very little chance for potato price to increase in the next three months, farmers are asked to sell the Kadaibogam harvested tuber upon harvest.
According to the Domestic and Export Market Intelligence Cell of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, potato price will hover around Rs. 750 and Rs. 1,000 a bag of 45 kg in November 2012.
This is expected to continue till January 2013.
The Kadaibogam potato was sown in September-October.
The harvested potato has started arriving in the market.
The price forecast was made based on the price that prevailed at the Nilgiris Cooperative Marketing Society in Mettupalayam.
This is a major trading centre in India.
Potato is a widely consumed vegetable in Tamil Nadu and grown in Dindigul, the Nilgiris, Krishnagiri, and Erode districts.