Potato Research

, Volume 34, Issue 1, pp 57–66

A strategy for integrated low-input potato production

  • P. Vereijken
  • C. D. van Loon
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF02358095

Cite this article as:
Vereijken, P. & van Loon, C.D. Potato Res (1991) 34: 57. doi:10.1007/BF02358095

Summary

Current systems of potato growing use large amounts of pesticides and fertilizers; these inputs are costly and cause environmental problems. In this paper a strategy for integrated low-input potato production is developed, with the aim of reducing costs, improving product quality and reducing environmental damage. The strategy involves suitable crop rotation, the use of cultivars with multiple resistance, modest fertilizer use (preferably based on organic manure), mechanical weed control, mechanical haulm destruction and limited use of pesticides. The prospects for this strategy are discussed.

Additional key words

crop rotation nitrogen fertilization haulm destruction non-chemical control organic manuring resistant cultivars Solanum tuberosum L. 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Vereijken
    • 1
  • C. D. van Loon
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Agrobiological Research (CABO)Wageningenthe Netherlands
  2. 2.Research Station for Arable Farming and Field Production of Vegetables (PAGVLelystadthe Netherlands

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