The health benefits of the potato

By Jaap Delleman, Nov 21, 2019, 7:08:09 PM

After wheat and white rice, potato is the third food crop widely consumed by humans. The quantity of maize produced is higher, but the bulk of.

Topcis: Health

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The need for Potato storage

By Jaap Delleman, Nov 1, 2019, 4:56:39 PM

Different physical and socioeconomic potato environments have different storage needs, periods and conditions. The storage period varies from a.

Topcis: Storage

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Crop-soil-water relations

By Jaap Delleman, Oct 14, 2019, 6:32:14 PM

Agronomists need to establish a water balance to calculate the effect of water shortage on potato yields for use in explorations and decision.

Topcis: Growth

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Sprouting

By Jaap Delleman, Oct 14, 2019, 6:31:48 PM

Chitting or mini-chitting is preparing seed tubers to grow small, few mm long white sprouts ready to plant without causing damage when the seed.

Topcis: Growth

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Temperature effect on growth

By Jaap Delleman, Oct 11, 2019, 5:49:12 PM

Besides day length, temperature is the other main factor for (driven) potato crop development. Below a base temperature between 2 and 4 ⁰C, all.

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Why potatoes like CO2

By Jaap Delleman, Aug 29, 2019, 1:51:50 PM

In future, there is more CO2 (carbon dioxide) in the air, temperatures are higher and rainfall is more erratic. Plants need CO2 for their growth.

Topcis: CO2

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Potato handbook