Sustainable Potato Production: Global Case Studies

Editors: He, Zhongqi, Larkin, Robert, Honeycutt, Wayne (Eds.)

  • Eight case studies from both developed and developing countries
  • All case studies are problem-solving-oriented
  • Each case study sets a theme to address the challenging potato production issues in that region
  • This book discusses a broad spectrum of sustainable and environmentally-friendly potato production techniques
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Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) is grown in over 100 countries throughout the world. As a staple food, potato is the fourth most important crop after rice, wheat, and maize, and has historically contributed to food and nutrition security in the world. Global interest in potato increased recently as world food prices soared, threatening the global food security and stability. Unlike major cereals, potato is not a globally traded commodity, and prices are usually determined by local production costs. Thus, potato is increasingly regarded as a vital food-security crop and as a substitute for costly cereal imports. With such importance, the 29 chapters in the edited book address the issues of sustainable potato production. This book begins with an introduction on sustainable potato production and global food security, and then presents eight case studies selected globally and covering different issues relevant to sustainable potato production in both developed and developing countries.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • Sustainable Potato Production and Global Food Security

    DeFauw, Sherri L. (et al.)

    Pages 3-19

  • Impacts of Crop Rotation and Irrigation on Soilborne Diseases and Soil Microbial Communities

    Larkin, Robert P. (et al.)

    Pages 23-41

  • Early and Late Blight Potential on Russet Burbank Potato as Affected by Microclimate, Cropping Systems and Irrigation Management in Northeastern United States

    Olanya, O. Modesto (et al.)

    Pages 43-60

  • Comparison of Soil Phosphorus Status and Organic Matter Composition in Potato Fields with Different Crop Rotation Systems

    He, Zhongqi (et al.)

    Pages 61-79

  • Comparing Modelled Productivity to Historical Data in New England Potato Production Systems

    Frantz, Jonathan M. (et al.)

    Pages 81-95

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eBook $179.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Potato Production: Global Case Studies
Editors
  • Zhongqi He
  • Robert Larkin
  • Wayne Honeycutt
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4104-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4104-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4103-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9745-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 542
Topics