Notes of a Potato Watcher

Notes of a Potato Watcher

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qNative to the New World, the potato was domesticated by Andean farmers, probably in the Lake Titicaca basin, almost as early as grain crops were cultivated in the Near East. Full of essential vitamins and energy-giving starch, the potato has proved a valuable world resource. Curious Spaniards took the potato back to Europe, from whence it spread worldwide. Today, the largest potato producer is China, with India not far behind. To tell the potato's story, Lang has done fieldwork in South America, Asia, and Africa.q--Jacket.CHAPTER 30 Potato Lessons Seed does not lie; it can only give back the quality it has.aquot; That seems like a small ... Based on this information, PROINPA rank- ordered priorities, drawing up a research agenda and a plan of action for each. For high altitudes ... With community support, the project cleaned up old Andean landraces, returning virus-free seed to the villages the samples came from. Whereveranbsp;...

Title:Notes of a Potato Watcher
Author:James Lang
Publisher:International Potato Center - 2001


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