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The Potato Crop: The Scientific Basis for Improvement

Series: World Crop Series

Edited By: Paul M Harris

909 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1992 | Edition: 2 | #8269 | ISBN: 0412296403
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NHBS Price: £444.00 $560/€528 approx

About this book

Detailed study of one of the world's staple food crops. Gives history of discovery and development, biosystematics and latest research and findings on morphology, physiology, growth, culture, production, and pests.

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 better. Yes, it is worth buying again - Journal of Agricultural Science; ... one of the best reference texts available...usable tool of knowlege - Elsevier Science; The book has been brought very closely up-to-date and the presentation of knowledge in several of the chapters couched with better understanding than in the earlier edition. The first edition of The Potato Crop was a good book. The second edition is better. Yes, it is worth buying again - Journal of Agricultural Science


Contents

History of the potato, J.G.Hawkes; biosystematics of the potato, J.G.Hawkes; structure and development of the potato plant, Elizabeth G.Cutter; mineral nutrition, P.M.Harris; water relations and growth of potatoes, P.J.Gregory and L.Simmonds; seed tuber production and management, E.J.Allen et al; plant density, E.J.Allen and D.C.E.Wurr; breeding new varieties, P.D.S.Caligari; weed control, P.J.Lutman; disease aspects of potato production, G.A.Hide and D.H.Lapwood; pest aspects of potato production - the nematode pests of potatoes, K.Evans and D.L.Trudgill; insect pests, K.V.Raman and E.B.Radcliffe; tuber quality, R.M.J.Storey and H.V.Davies; mechanization of crop production and handling operations, B.D.Witney and D.C.McRae; the physics and physiology of storage, W.G.Burton et al; potato production in the tropics, D.J.Midmore; potato production in the context of the world and farm economy, J.L.Anderson and D.E.Horton.

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