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 flea beetles (Epitrix species)
- 1850: The future of crop protection
- Brown Rot of Potato
- 1562: Better business for horticulture and potatoes
- Effect of the fungus pochonia chlamydosporia and fosthiazate on the multiplication rate of potato cyst nematodes (Globodera pallida and G. rostochiensis) in potato crops grown under UK field conditions.
- Biofumigation for control of soil-borne pests and pathogens
- Interactions between population densities of the nematode Globodera pallida and
- 2254: Gene stacking and potato blight resistance
- Evaluation of PCR, IEF and ELISA techniques for the detection and identification of potato cyst nematodes from field samples in England and Wales
- Disease complexes involving plant parasitic nematodes and soil borne fungi
There are currently no subcategories in the Potatoes section.
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