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 Cyst Nematodes
- 1841: Preventing run off and precision farming
- Phytophthora infestans – Late blight
- Does repeated use reduce the persistence of nematicides?
- 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
- Modifications in the potato rhizosphere during infestations of Globodera rostochiensis and subsequent effects on the growth of Rhizoctonia solani.
- Biofumigation for control of soil-borne pests and pathogens
- Isolation and localisation of an annexin gene (gp-nex) from the potato cyst nematode, Globodera pallida
- Effects of mixed-isolate mycorrhizal inoculum on the potato-potato cyst nematode interaction
There are currently no subcategories in the Potatoes section.
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