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The Potato Crop

Paul M. Harris

The Potato Crop

The Scientific Basis for Improvement (World Crop Series)

by Paul M. Harris

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Published by Chapman & Hall .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages910
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7528235M
ISBN 100442314531
ISBN 109780442314538

From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Contents. Biosystematics of the potato. Structure and development of the potato plant. The Potato Crop: The scientific basis for improvement P. M Harris Limited preview - Potato is a cool-season crop and is grown through the spring months and harvested in early summer in Oklahoma. Fall potato production usually results in poor plant stands and low production due to.

  The book is an unsparing indictment of the British government's Irish policy and reaction – sometimes overstated, but a classic account of the accumulating factors that made the potato famine a Author: Guardian Staff. Accordingly, make the seed plant large, rarely smaller than the fourth-part of the potato; and in the case of small seed-potatoes one may profitably use half of the potato. At all events, rather err in using over-large seed than in making it too small; because, by the first error, no great loss can ever be sustained; whereas, by the other, a Binomial: Solanum tuberosum.

History through the eyes of the potato. By Lukie Pieterse. on Febru Potatoes have played a much more significant role in our history than just that of the dietary staple we have come to know and love today. Leo Bear-McGuinness shares how without the [ ] Pathogen attack: Maine Potato Board announces worst Post-Harvest Test since The book has been brought very closely up-to-date and the presentation of knowledge in several of the chapters in couched with better understanding than in the earlier edition. The first edition of The Potato Crop was a good book. The second edition is better.


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The Potato Crop by Paul M. Harris Download PDF EPUB FB2

The book consists of 14 chapters organized into four sections covering themes that include the potato’s contribution to global food security, diets, health and incomes; advances in potato biodiversity conservation, breeding and genetics; agronomic concerns such as crop pests, diseases and seed systems; and participatory research and gender.

This book provides a fresh, updated and science-based perspective on the current status and prospects of the diverse array of topics related to the potato, and was written by distinguished scientists with hands-on global experience in research aspects related to potato.

The potato is the third most important global food crop in terms of. The book has been brought very closely up-to-date and the presentation of knowledge in several of the chapters in couched with better understanding than in the earlier edition. The first edition of The Potato Crop was a good book.

The second edition is better. Yes, it is worth buying again - Journal of Agricultural Science. The book has been brought very closely up-to-date and the presentation of knowledge in several of the chapters in couched with better understanding than The Potato Crop book the earlier edition. The first edition of The Potato Crop was a good book.

The second edition is : Hardcover. The Potato Crop is a unique chapter, end-to-end treatment of the potato, co-edited by two leading scientists at the International Potato Center (CIP): Oscar Ortiz, the Deputy Director General for Research and Development, and Hugo Campos, the Director of Research.

To the delight (and surprise) of its many authors, the open access volume has been. The potato is the fourth major staple of the world and is still rapidly gaining in importance, especially in the tropics.

An outstanding point of this book is that both crop ecology and the modelling of a broad range of biotic and abiotic factors are treated by the foremost scientists studying the subject today.

The only comprehensive resource for home gardeners and commercial potato growers, The Complete Book of Potatoes has everything a gardener or commercial potato grower needs to successfully grow the best, disease-resistant potatoes for North American es practical as well as technical information about the potato plant, its origin, conventional and Cited by: 2.

Research and publications on the potato crop have burgeoned since the first edition of this book was published in However, the warm reception of the first edition suggested that it had a useful part to play in promoting the scientific basis for understanding and improving the yield and quality of the crop.

The book consists of 14 chapters organized into four sections covering themes that include the potato’s contribution to global food security, diets, health, and incomes; advances in potato biodiversity conservation, breeding and genetics; agronomic concerns such as crop pests, diseases and seed systems; and participatory research and gender.

Reader's history of the potato is straightforward and unironic, and all the better for it. He excels at painting vignettes of how societies shape themselves and come into conflict around the crop, and resists giving it a character of its own/5. Foreword 5 Abbreviations and acronym 6 Acknowledgements 7 Introduction 9 Section 1 Factors constraining the potato subsector 11 Technical factors 13 Socio-economic factors 15 Policy and institutional factors 17 Section 2 Good Agricultural Practices and potato production 19 GAP concepts and principles 21 GAPs in the potato subsector 23 Production decision factors 25 File Size: 2MB.

The potato has been an essential crop in the Andes since the pre-Columbian Era. The Moche culture from Northern Peru made ceramics from earth, water, and fire.

This pottery was a sacred substance, formed in significant shapes and used to represent important themes. Potatoes are represented anthropomorphically as well as : Tracheophytes.

Potato World Magazine: the #1 source of potato information Potato World magazine is the number one source of potato information for industry professionals worldwide. All our specialized journalists are proud to report about the latest international developments of this main food crop from the potato heart of Western lands: E-mail: [email protected]   The Irish Potato Famine, also known as the Great Hunger, began in when a fungus-like organism called Phytophthora infestans (or P.

infestans) spread rapidly throughout Ireland. Before it. The book is organized into four main themes. The first part, the global and dietary relevance of potato, provides updated perspectives on the value this crop represents globally, both from a.

The open-access book “The Potato Crop” is packed with useful information on the potato 凜, including its role as a food and nutrition security crop and. Insect Pests of Potato: Biology and Management provides a comprehensive source of up-to-date scientific information on the biology and management of insects attacking potato crops, with an international and expert cast of contributors providing its contents.

This book presents a complete review of the scientific literature from the considerable research effort over the last 15 years. The potato also provided relatively inexpensive calories and nutrients, leading to it becoming a staple crop by the end of the 18th century.

Ireland came to rely so heavily on the potato for food that a rapidly spreading late blight decimating the potato crop. Potato Field Crop. Crop Rotation in Potato Crop Production: Crop Rotation is very important in potato farming, so practice yearly crop rotation. Common Pests and care in Potato Plantation: Aphids 2) Flea Beetles 3) Leaf Hoppers 4) Early/Late Blight 5)Potato Scab: Most likely caused by soil with high pH.

The book consists of 14 chapters organized into four sections covering themes that include the potato’s contribution to global food security, diets, health, and incomes; advances in potato biodiversity conservation, breeding and genetics; agronomic concerns such as crop pests, diseases and seed systems; and participatory research and.

Today the potato is the fifth most important crop worldwide, after wheat, corn, rice and sugar cane. But in the 18th century the tuber was a startling novelty. Marketing the Early-Potato Crop. One of books in the series: Farmers' bulletin (United : George B.

Fiske, Paul. Froehlich.There is a delicate balance between the above-ground and below-ground development of the potato plant. How plastic the order of events in the potato crop, is illustrated.

A striking phenomenon in the physiology of the potato crop at higher latitudes is the fact that there is a long overlap between stolonization and tuberization.