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Achieving sustainable cultivation of potatoes

Posted by Stephanie Rogers on August 10, 2018 in News

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, while more intensive systems need to become more ‘climate smart’ both to minimise their environmental impact and adapt to climate change.

This volume, edited by Dr. Gefu Wang Pruski, reviews general developments in breeding as well as improving particular traits before discussing the challenges facing potato cultivation in particular regions.

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. This volume is accompanied by a companion volume looking at production and storage, diseases and sustainability.