Sustainable Potato Production: Global Case Studies

  • Zhongqi He
  • Robert Larkin
  • Wayne Honeycutt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sherri L. DeFauw, Zhongqi He, Robert P. Larkin, Sameeh A. Mansour
      Pages 3-19
  3. Enhancing Potato System Sustainability in the Northeast USA

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Robert P. Larkin, C. Wayne Honeycutt, O. Modesto Olanya, John M. Halloran, Zhongqi He
      Pages 23-41
    3. O. Modesto Olanya, C. Wayne Honeycutt, Zhongqi He, Robert P. Larkin, John M. Halloran, Jonathan M. Frantz
      Pages 43-60
    4. Zhongqi He, C. Wayne Honeycutt, O. Modesto Olanya, Robert P. Larkin, John M. Halloran, Jonathan M. Frantz
      Pages 61-79
    5. Jonathan M. Frantz, Robert P. Larkin, Georgette Trusty, C. Wayne Honeycutt, Zhongqi He, O. Modesto Olanya et al.
      Pages 81-95
  4. Linking Irrigated Potato Cropping Systems to Sustainable Agriculture in the West USA

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Mir M. Seyedbagheri, Zhongqi He, Daniel C. Olk
      Pages 131-140
    3. Dennis A. Johnson, Philip B. Hamm, Jeffrey S. Miller, Lyndon D. Porter
      Pages 141-162
  5. Improved Nitrogen Management in Rainfed Potato Production in Eastern Canada

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Bernie J. Zebarth, Gilles Bélanger, Athyna N. Cambouris, Noura Ziadi
      Pages 165-186
    3. Noura Ziadi, Bernie J. Zebarth, Gilles Bélanger, Athyna N. Cambouris
      Pages 187-207
    4. Derek H. Lynch, Mehdi Sharifi, Andy Hammermeister, David Burton
      Pages 209-231
    5. Yefang Jiang, Bernie J. Zebarth, George H. Somers, John A. MacLeod, Martine M. Savard
      Pages 233-250
    6. David L. Burton, Bernie J. Zebarth, John A. McLeod, Claudia Goyer
      Pages 251-271
  6. Sustaining Potato Production in the Cool-Temperate Climate of Tasmania, Australia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273

About this book

Introduction

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. Potato is increasingly regarded as a vital food-security crop. 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. Each case study consists of 1-5 chapters written by the accomplished experts in relevant fields. All case studies are problem-solving-oriented, and each case study (Part) 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. For example, Part II is focused on linking irrigated potato cropping systems to sustainable agriculture in the west USA whereas Part IV reports research on improving nitrogen management in rainfed Potato production in eastern Canada. On the other hand, Part VI discusses the water-saving research (dripping irrigation, plastic mulching, and drought- and salinity-tolerant transgenic potato) in the semi-arid areas of Northern China. This book will serve as a valuable reference source for academic researchers, university faculty, extension specialists, industry professional, international organization coordinators, and government regulators who work and deal with various aspects of potato production managements.

Keywords

Cropping Managements Cropping Systems Food Security Potato Sustainable Agriculture

Editors and affiliations

  • Zhongqi He
    • 1
  • Robert Larkin
    • 2
  • Wayne Honeycutt
    • 3
  1. 1.Southern Regional Research CenterNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2., New England Plant Soil and Water LabUniversity of MaineOronoUSA
  3. 3.Natural resources Conservation ServiceWashingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4104-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-4103-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-4104-1
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