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
- Ring Rot of Potato
- Leading in research
- Strawberry black spot
- Green manures
- Control of potato cyst nematodes and economic benefits of application of 1,3-dichloropropene and granular nematicides
- Improving the use of brassicas to control pests in potatoes
- Interactions between field populations of the potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida and Rhizoctonia solani diseases of potatoes under controlled environment and glasshouse conditions.
- Using plants to control potato cyst nematodes
- Cadusafos inhibits hatching, invasion and movement of the potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida.
- Partial rootzone drying for irrigation of potatoes
There are currently no subcategories in the Potatoes section.
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