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Research Project: Resources for the Genetic Improvement of Potato

Location: Vegetable Crops Research

Title: Potato production in Thailand

Author
item Kittipadakul, Piya - Kasetsart University
item Jaipeng, Boonsri - Jaipend Farms
item Slater, Anthony - Department Of Environment And Primary Industries
item Stevenson, Walter - University Of Wisconsin
item Jansky, Shelley

Submitted to: American Journal of Potato Research
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/23/2016
Publication Date: 4/29/2016
Publication URL: http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/63214
Citation: Kittipadakul, P., Jaipeng, B., Slater, A., Stevenson, W., Jansky, S. 2016. Potato production in Thailand. American Journal of Potato Research. 93(4):380-385. doi: 10.1007/s12230-016-9511-y.

Interpretive Summary: Potato production has increased dramatically in recent years in Thailand. Consumer demand for fresh and processed potatoes has driven this trend. Most potatoes are produced in northern Thailand in either double cropping highland zones or as a single winter crop following rice in lowland regions. Major production constraints are quality seed, cultivars adapted to short season warm climates, and high disease incidence. There is a need for increased research for variety development, and improved seed and commercial potato production practices.

Technical Abstract: Potato production has increased dramatically in recent years in Thailand. Consumer demand for fresh and processed potatoes has driven this trend. Most potatoes are produced in northern Thailand in either double cropping highland zones or as a single winter crop following rice in lowland regions. Major production constraints are quality seed, cultivars adapted to short season warm climates, and high disease incidence. There is a need for increased research for variety development, and improved seed and commercial potato production practices.