Late blight (Phytophthora infestans)

By Team PotatoWorld, Jun 22, 2020 1:45:00 PM

In regions where potatoes are grown year-round, such as in tropical highlands, there are always spores of the disease present to infect newly.

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Dynamics of tuber number per potato plant

By Team PotatoWorld, Jun 15, 2020 2:00:00 PM

Not all eyes on a seed tuber produce a sprout; on average, much less than half do and the number of sprouts at the multiple sprouting stage.

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Aboveground structures of the potato plant: Main stem & lateral stems

By Team PotatoWorld, Jun 8, 2020 9:20:00 AM

When a seed tuber is planted, its sprout after emergence grows into a main stem. When the stem forms a flower bud at the tip or apex, the main.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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