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Some articles on potatoes, seed potatoes, seed:

Potato Virus Y
... 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 ... This means that using the same line of potato for production of seed potatoes for several consecutive generations will lead to a progressive increase in viral load ...
Ashton, Idaho - History
... 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 conditions for seed ...
Potato Farmer - Growth and Cultivation
... 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 ...
Diagnostic Techniques For Detection of Potato Virus Y - ELISA
... 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 ...

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    Gregory Corso (b. 1930)

    On the whole, my respect for my fellow-men, except as one may outweigh a million, is not being increased these days.... Such do not know that like the seed is the fruit, and that, in the moral world, when good seed is planted, good fruit is inevitable, and does not depend on our watering and cultivating; that when you plant, or bury, a hero in his field, a crop of heroes is sure to spring up. This is a seed of such force and vitality, that it does not ask our leave to germinate.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)