Some articles on potatoes, seed potatoes, seed:
... Potatoes are generally grown from seed potatoes – these are tubers specifically grown to be disease free and provide consistent and healthy plants ... To be disease free, the areas where seed potatoes are grown are selected with care ... In the USA this restricts production of seed potatoes to only 15 states out of the 50 states that grow potatoes ...
... Visual inspection was also used as a basis for seed certification ... Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) screening of crops and seed potatoes replaced visual inspection in the early 1970s ... Virus levels within potato tubers, which are screened by ELISA for use as seed potatoes, are normally low while the tubers are dormant ...
... Seed Potatoes Ashton was first and foremost a farming community ... Seed potatoes were not tried as a crop until 1920 but as it turns out, the area is perfect for seed potatoes ... The short growing season keeps the potatoes small, as seed potatoes need to be, but it is the long cold winters, ironically, that creates the ideal ...
... Necrotic ringspots render potatoes unmarketable and can therefore result in a significant loss of income ... PVY is transmissible by aphid vectors but may also remain dormant in seed potatoes ... the same line of potato for production of seed potatoes for several consecutive generations will lead to a progressive increase in viral load and subsequent loss of crop ...
Famous quotes containing the words potatoes and/or seed:
“Who lives longer: the man who takes heroin for two years and dies, or the man who lives on roast beef, water and potatoes till ninety-five? One passes his twenty-four months in eternity. All the years of the beef-eater are lived only in time.”
—Aldous Huxley (18941963)
“This is a pain I mostly hide,
but ties of blood, or seed endure,
and even now I feel inside
the hunger for his outstretched hand,
a mans embrace to take me in,
the need for just a word of praise.”
—Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.)