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
- Identification of Colorado beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) and insects frequently mistaken for it
- Western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera)
- Variation in in vitro hatch of potato cyst nematodes in response to different potato cultivars inoculated with isolates of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.
- 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
- 4: Secrets of potato blight evolution could help farmers fight back
- Mycorrhizal Fungi against Potato Cyst Nematodes: Understanding the Interaction and Potential for Integrated Pest Management
- Improving the use of brassicas to control pests in potatoes
- Evaluation of PCR, IEF and ELISA techniques for the detection and identification of potato cyst nematodes from field samples in England and Wales
- Disease complexes involving plant parasitic nematodes and soil borne fungi
There are currently no subcategories in the Potatoes section.
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