Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Potato health management.

Abstract

This book contains 23 chapters on the various aspects of potato health management, including managing the soil microflora to enhance potato health; the economics of potato plant health; selecting and preparing the planting site; seed improvement, cultivar and seed lot selection and certification; managing potato fertility; maintaining tuber health during harvest, storage and post-storage handling; organic potato production; managing potatoes in home gardens; pesticide application; managing pesticide resistance; and managing insect and mite pests, aphids and leafhoppers, viral, bacterial and fungal diseases, nematodes, weeds and physiological disorders. Intended for commercial potato growers, field consultants and farm advisors, extension specialists, agriculture teachers and students, researchers, home gardeners and agribusiness professionals, this book explains how to manage potato health from seed to storage by a holistic approach.