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
- Emerging viroid threats to UK tomato production
- Potato flea beetles (Epitrix species)
- In vitro nematicidal activity of a garlic extract and salicylaldehyde to the potato cyst nematode.
- Does repeated use reduce the persistence of nematicides?
- 1841: Preventing run off and precision farming
- Interactions between population densities of the nematode Globodera pallida and
- 26. Developing new methods to assess resistance to disease in young oilseed rape plants
- 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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