The potato is a starchy, tuberous crop from the perennial Solanum tuberosum of the Solanaceae family.
Potatoes are the world's fourth largest food crop, following rice, wheat, and maize. They yield abundantly with little effort, adapting readily to diverse climates so long as the climate is cool and moist enough for the plants to gather sufficient water from the soil to form the starchy tubers.
The long-term storage of potatoes requires specialised care in cold warehouses, as they are vulnerable to moulds that feed on the stored tubers.
A sample of Items held in the Potatoes category
- Potato flea beetles (Epitrix species)
- Potato Wart Disease
- Emerging viroid threats to UK tomato production
- In-vitro and glasshouse studies to assess the efficacy of Brassica residues for the reduction of potato cyst nematode infestations.
- Interactions between the potato cyst nematodes, Globodera pallida, G.rostochiensis, and soil-borne fungus, Rhizoctonia solani (AG3), diseases of potatoes in the glasshouse and the field
- 21. Secrets of potato blight evolution could help farmers fight back
- Managing potato cyst nematodes without nematicides
- Improving the use of brassicas to control pests in potatoes
- Monoclonal antibodies reactive with secreted-excreted products from the amphids and the cuticle surface of Globodera pallida affect nematode movement and delay invasion of potato root
- Isolation and localisation of an annexin gene (gp-nex) from the potato cyst nematode, Globodera pallida
There are currently no subcategories in the Potatoes section.
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