Achieving sustainable cultivation of potatoes Volume 1

Achieving sustainable cultivation of potatoes Volume 1

by Hongxia WangVinay Bhardwaj Wenzhi Zhou and others
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date: 09/08/2018
  $289.51

Potatoes are one of the world’s key food crops. Their nutritional value, and the fact that they can be grown with relatively few inputs in a wide range of environments, makes them an important food security crop. However, yields in developing countries are held back by factors such as poor cultivation practices and the impact of pests and diseases, whilst more intensive systems need to become more ‘climate smart’ to minimise environmental impact and adapt to climate change.


This volume reviews developments in breeding, sensory and nutritional quality as well as the challenges facing potato cultivation in particular regions. Part 1 assesses recent research on plant physiology and genetic diversity and their implications for conventional, hybrid and marker-assisted breeding, as well as breeding varieties with desirable traits such as stress resistance. The book also looks at ways of enhancing nutritional properties before concluding back looking at ways of supporting smallholders in regions such as Africa and Latin America.


With its distinguished editor and international team of expert authors, this will be a standard reference for potato scientists, growers, government and non-government agencies supporting potato cultivation. Volume 2 looks at production and storage, diseases and sustainability.

ISBN:
9781786761026
9781786761026
Category:
Sustainable agriculture
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
09-08-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing
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He is the author of the novels Observatory Mansions, Alva and Irva, and the acclaimed YA series The Iremonger Trilogy, which has been published in thirteen countries and has been optioned for film adaptation.

After university, Edward worked at Madame Tussaud in London, preventing people from touching the waxworks, and it was there that he learnt the incredible story of the museum's founder. Edward lives in Austin, Texas in the United States, and teaches at the University of Austin.

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