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
- Pepper weevil (Anthonomus eugenii)
- Diabrotica species
- Argentine stem weevil; Listronotus bonariensis (Kuschel)
- Modifications in the potato rhizosphere during infestations of Globodera rostochiensis and subsequent effects on the growth of Rhizoctonia solani.
- Biological control of potato cyst nematode: a practical proposition?
- Emerging viroid threats to UK tomato production
- Climate change and potatoes. The risks, impacts and opportunities for UK potato production.
- Foulbrood Disease of Honey Bees and other common brood disorders
- Does repeated use reduce the persistence of nematicides?
- Control of potato cyst nematodes and economic benefits of application of 1,3-dichloropropene and granular nematicides
There are currently no subcategories in the Potatoes section.
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