Location: Vegetable Crops ResearchTitle: Achieving sustainable cultivation of potatoes Author
|Freerick, Curtis - University Of Wisconsin|
|Mori, Masahiko - Obihiro University Of Agriculture And Veterinary Medicine|
Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/1/2016
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: Every phase of the production cycle impacts the sustainability of potato. Potato physiology determines how genetically encoded developmental attributes interact with local environmental conditions as modified through agricultural practice to produce a perishable crop. In this chapter we highlight how choices made by growers, including crop rotation, seed selection, planting density, irrigation frequency, nutrient inputs, harvest timing and length of storage determine overall economic, social and environmental sustainability. Also highlighted are the profound effects that water deficits and high temperatures have on the yield, quality and hence overall sustainability of potato.