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Principles of agronomy and their application in the potato industry

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This chapter reviews the extent of progress since the first edition of this book in the strength of understanding of the principles governing yield formation in the potato crop. The extent to which this knowledge has been used in the industry is considered and the chapter ends with a critical discussion of essential future requirements for the continuation of a profitable industry. The objectives of this chapter are, therefore, not materially different from those of the first edition and relate to:

  1. 1.

    the achievement of the greatest proportion of the potential yield in all crops, irrespective of outlet;

  2. 2.

    evaluation and exploitation of available varieties and provision of appropriate criteria for the breeding of improved varieties;

  3. 3.

    matching field husbandry to storage conditions to ensure the highest yield and quality out of storage.

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  • Sugar Beet
  • Leaf Area Index
  • Leaf Growth
  • Potato Crop
  • Common Scab

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Allen, E.J., Scott, R.K. (1992). Principles of agronomy and their application in the potato industry. In: Harris, P.M. (eds) The Potato Crop. World Crop Series. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-2340-2_17

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