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Potato in Progress: Science Meets Practice


Edited By: AJ Haverkort and PC Struik

Wageningen Academic Publishers

Paperback | Dec 2005 | #157149 | ISBN: 9076998841
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About this book

This book contains the proceedings of the Potato 2005 congress, held in Emmeloord, The Netherlands. This congress offered a platform to a diverse group of stakeholders in the potato industry to learn what science has to offer. At the same time it created an environment for scientists to learn what drives the industry in the rapidly changing world of the potato.

The contributions in this book reflect the rapid developments both in the industry and in science. The nutritional aspects of the potato tuber are discussed as well as the volatile consumer moods in saturated or new markets. Latest developments in potato breeding and seed potato production are highlighted and these contributions underline how these potato sectors have been revolutionized. The present and future role of decision support systems in managing inputs of nitrogen and water and in managing pests (and thus in making potato production more sustainable) is described. Several innovations in technology development in potato production and storage are illustrated. Experts provide the latest news on crop protection, with a focus on developments in the control of the potato brown rot bacterium and late blight. Finally the trends in potato trade are described.

This book shows that the potato crop is progressing globally - with increasing impact on food supply and added value - providing many opportunities for science to meet practice.


Preface 13; Health and consumer behaviour 15; Nutritionally relevant aspects of potatoes and potato constituents 17; H.J. Buckenhuskes; The potential of potatoes for attractive convenience food: focus on product quality and nutritional value 27; J. van Gijssel; Adding value to potatoes by processing for the benefit of the consumer 33; M.J.H. Keijbets; Potato: a dull meal component?! 39; Wiro G.J. Sterk; Understanding consumer behaviour is not optional: do we change it or does it change us? 45; David F. Walker; Breeding and seed production 53; Genomic resources in potato and possibilities for exploitation 55; E. Ritter, F. Lucca, I. Sanchez, J.I. Ruiz de Galarreta, A. Aragones, S. Castanon, G. Bryan, R. Waugh, V. Lefebvre, F. Rousselle-Bourgoise, C. Gebhardt, H. van Eck, H. van Os, J. Taco, E. Bakker and J. Bakker; Breeding for quality improvement: market fitness and nutritional quality 66; T.R. Tarn; Breeding and diagnostic developments for better storage of potatoes to meet future industry needs 76; N.W. Kerby, M.F.B. Dale, A.K. Lees, M.A. Taylor and J.E. Bradshaw; Seed potato systems in Latin America 86; Marcelo Huarte; Technology driving change in the seed potato industry 93; David McDonald. Managing Intellectual Property portfolios in potato 95; R. Korenstra; Decision support systems 105; Present role and future potential of decision support systems in managing resources in potato production 107; A.J. Haverkort; Calibration of a crop growth simulation model to study irrigation scheduling effects on potato yield 117; R. Rocha-Rodriguez, J.A. Quijano-Carranza and J. Narro-Sanchez; Setting out the parameters of IRRINOV[registered], a method for irrigation scheduling 122; J.M. Deumier, F.X. Broutin and D. Gaucher; Presentation of a Decision-Support System (DSS) for nitrogen management in potato production to improve the use of resources 134; J.P. Goffart, M. Olivier and J.P. Destain; NemaDecide: a decision support system for the management of potato cyst nematodes 143; T.H. Been, C.H. Schomaker and L.P.G. Molendijk; Production and storage 157; Technology developments in potato yield and quality management 159; V.T.J.M. Achten; Comparing the effects of chemical haulm desiccation and natural haulm senescence in potato by the use of two different skin set methods 169; Eldrid Lein Molteberg; Volunteer potatoes 172; Melvyn F. Askew; Present state and future prospects of potato storage technology 179; A. Veerman and R. Wustman; Comparison of different transport and store-filling methods 190; T. Horlacher and R. Peters. Crop protection 201; Integrated management of potato tuber moth in field and storage 203; A. Hanafi; Purple top disease and beet leafhopper transmitted virescence agent (BLTVA) phytoplasma in potatoes of the Pacific Northwest of the United States 211; J.E. Munyaneza; Survival and disease suppression of potato brown rot in organically and conventionally managed soils 221; N.A.S. Messiha,, J.D. Janse, A. van Diepeningen, F.G. Fawzy, A.J. Termorshuizen and A.H.C. van Bruggen; Survival of Ralstonia solanacearum biovar 2 in canal water in Egypt 228; D.T. Tomlinson, J.G. Elphinstone, M.S. Hanafy, T.M. Shoala, H. Abd El-Fatah, S.H. Agag, M. Kamal, M.M. Abd El-Aliem, H. Abd El-Ghany, S.A. El-Haddad, F.G. Fawzi and J.D. Janse; Survival of the potato brown rot bacterium (Ralstonia solanacearum biovar 2) in Egyptian soils 233; D.T. Tomlinson, J.G. Elphinstone, H. Abd El-Fatah, S.H.A. Agag, M. Kamal, M.Y. Soliman, M.M. Abd El-Aliem, H. Abd El-Ghany, S.A. El-Haddad, Faiza G. Fawzi and J.D. Janse; The influence of Solanum sisymbriifolium on potato cysts nematode population reduction 239; Elzbieta Malinowska, Jozef Tyburski, Bogumil Rychcik and Jadwiga Szymczak-Nowak; Late blight 243; Late blight: the perspective from the pathogen 245; Francine Govers; Breeding for foliage late blight resistance in the genomics era 255; J.J.H.M. Allefs, M.W.M. Muskens and E.A.G. van der Vossen; Control of Phytophthora infestans in potato 268; H.T.A.M. Schepers; Primary outbreaks of late blight and effect on the control strategy 276; Peter Raatjes. The Netherlands Umbrella Plan Phytophthora in (inter)national perspective 282; Piet M. Boonekamp; Eucablight: a late blight network for Europe 290; L.T. Colon, D.E.L. Cooke, J. Gronbech-Hansen, P. Lassen, D. Andrivon, A. Hermansen, E. Zimnoch-Guzowska and A.K. Lees; Potato blight populations in Ireland and beyond 299; L.R. Cooke, and K.L. Deahl; Late blight resistance in Sarpo clones: an update 311; D.S. Shaw and D.T. Kiezebrink; Infinito[registered]: a novel fungicide for long-lasting control of late blight in potato 315; S. Tafforeau, M.P. Latorse, P. Duvert, E. Bardsley, T. Wegmann and A. Schirring; The role of spray technology to control late blight in potato 324; J.C. van de Zande, J.M.G.P. Michielsen, H. Stallinga, R. Meier and H.T.A.M. Schepers; Trade 339; General trends in the European potato trade 341; Jorg Renatus; Serving the potato market: Danespo-Denmark view 348; Peter van Eerdt; Production of potato and seed potato in Russia 352; Boris V. Anisimov; Production and marketing of potato in the process of full membership of Turkey to the European Union 359; Aziz Satana.

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