Potato planting methods and systems

By Team PotatoWorld, Mar 30, 2020 3:00:00 PM

Seed tubers of potatoes traditionally were planted manually. In production systems without any traction other than human, this is still a.

Topcis: Planting

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Fertilizers

By Team PotatoWorld, Mar 23, 2020 3:15:00 AM

The knowledge that crops need nutrients (not just organic soil amendments) and the invention and application of fertilizers started with the.

Topcis: Pre-planting

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Pre-planting operations: Tillage

By Team PotatoWorld, Mar 9, 2020 12:51:19 PM

Of all arable crops, potato needs the most extensive tillage and is not suitable for no (zero), low or minimum tillage. The latter are two systems.

Topcis: Pre-planting

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Decisions upon store loading

By Team PotatoWorld, Mar 2, 2020 2:45:00 PM

Upon store loading, a number of decisions regarding the tubers are taken. Wet tubers are dried, warm tubers are cooled and cold tubers are warmed..

Topcis: Storage

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Dormancy and sprouting

By Jaap Delleman, Dec 6, 2019 10:31:38 AM

There are several physiological traits that Potato-breeders look for when it comes to tuber characteristics. Tuber initiation is the moment that.

Topcis: Growth

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Effects on tuber disorders

By Jaap Delleman, Dec 6, 2019 10:23:51 AM

Besides infection by pests and diseases, potato is also prone to many disorders of non-pathogenic origin. Such non-pathogenic origins are of an.

Topcis: Growth

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Effects of salinity: ECsw = 1.5 x ECiw

By Jaap Delleman, Dec 6, 2019 10:12:15 AM

Salinity worldwide is an increasing soil problem, especially in coastal areas with salt water intrusion. Salt also accumulates where irrigation.

Topcis: Growth

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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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