Published December 1992
by Van Nostrand Reinhold Company .
Written in English
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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 : 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 downloaded more t times . 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.
From domestication in Peru 8, years ago to its status today as the world’s fourth largest food crop, the potato has played a starring—or at least supporting—role in many chapters of human history. In this witty and engaging book, Reader opens our eyes to the power of the s: PLEASE NOTE: We are coming to the end of supply and will be stopping shortly. There may be some occasional sprouting occurring in the bags but these can easily be picked off and won't affect the useability, taste or quality of the potatoes. We hope to start supply again when the next crop is online so please watch our social media pages for this. 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.
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 Section 3 Key indicators . 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 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 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 : Angiosperms.