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
- Brown Rot of Potato
- Integrated control of potato cyst nematode
- Sárpo Potatoes
- Effects of a plant extract-based nematicide (G8014S) and its components on the host finding behaviour and multiplication of Globodera pallida on glasshouse-grown potatoes
- Isolation and localisation of an annexin gene (gp-nex) from the potato cyst nematode, Globodera pallida
- Partial rootzone drying for irrigation of potatoes
- Blight Resistant Potatoes – a study of yield and maturity
- Review. Building the Evidence Base: Potatoes a Low Impact Food Crop?
- Interactions between population densities of the nematode Globodera pallida and
- Pochonia chlamydosporia reduces the multiplication rate of Globodera pallida in potato crops.
There are currently no subcategories in the Potatoes section.
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