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
- Colorado Beetle
- Potato Cyst Nematodes
- Identification of Colorado beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) and insects frequently mistaken for it
- 1562: Better business for horticulture and potatoes
- Interactions between the potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis and diseases caused by Rhizoctonia solani AG3 in potatoes under field conditions
- Foulbrood Disease of Honey Bees and other common brood disorders
- Review. Building the Evidence Base: Potatoes a Low Impact Food Crop?
- 23. Genetic marker-based selection for resistance to bTB has the potential to make a significant contribution to bTB control
- Potato cyst nematodes in England and Wales - occurrence and distribution
- Evaluation of PCR, IEF and ELISA techniques for the detection and identification of potato cyst nematodes from field samples in England and Wales
There are currently no subcategories in the Potatoes section.
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