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
- Western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera)
- Diabrotica species
- Effects of the nematicide 1,3-dichloropropene on weed populations and stem canker disease severity in potatoes.
- Interactions between the potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis and diseases caused by Rhizoctonia solani AG3 in potatoes under field conditions
- Strawberry black spot
- Review. Building the Evidence Base: Potatoes a Low Impact Food Crop?
- 21. Secrets of potato blight evolution could help farmers fight back
- Control of potato cyst nematodes and economic benefits of application of 1,3-dichloropropene and granular nematicides
- 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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