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
- Controlling pests in potatoes using brassica cover crops?
- Mycorrhizal Fungi against Potato Cyst Nematodes: Understanding the Interaction and Potential for Integrated Pest Management
- Using plants to control potato cyst nematodes
- Phytophthora infestans – Late blight
- 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.
- Brown Rot of Potato
- The role of regulatory mechanisms for control of plant diseases and food security – case studies from potato production in Britain
- Climate Change Impacts on the UK Potato Industry
- 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
- Disease complexes involving plant parasitic nematodes and soil borne fungi
There are currently no subcategories in the Potatoes section.
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