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
- 1841: Preventing run off and precision farming
- Climate Change Impacts on the UK Potato Industry
- Potato flea beetles (Epitrix species)
- Potato Wart Disease
- Disease complexes involving plant parasitic nematodes and soil borne fungi
- Integrated control of potato cyst nematode
- In-vitro and glasshouse studies to assess the efficacy of Brassica residues for the reduction of potato cyst nematode infestations.
- Managing potato cyst nematode with pesticides
- Potential of partial rootzone drying as an alternative irrigation technique for potatoes (Solanum tuberosum)
- Climate change and potatoes. The risks, impacts and opportunities for UK potato production.
There are currently no subcategories in the Potatoes section.
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