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 Wart Disease
- Potato flea beetles (Epitrix species)
- Enhancement of the efficacy of a carbamate nematicide against the potato cyst nematode, Globodera pallida, through mycorrhization in commercial potato fields.
- 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
- Choosing potato varieties to limit cyst nematode damage
- Review. Building the Evidence Base: Potatoes a Low Impact Food Crop?
- Using plants to control potato cyst nematodes
- Evaluation of PCR, IEF and ELISA techniques for the detection and identification of potato cyst nematodes from field samples in England and Wales
- Monoclonal antibodies reactive with secreted-excreted products from the amphids and the cuticle surface of Globodera pallida affect nematode movement and delay invasion of potato root
There are currently no subcategories in the Potatoes section.
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