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Characterization of potato growth and development is important for the scheduling of production practices, yield prediction and hail loss insurance. Most past descriptions emphasize above-ground vine growth, and neglect below-ground tubers. Recently, growth stages have been described integrating both practices to them. This circular describes stages of potato production and indicates key practices at each stage.