Potato Early Dying : Management Challenges in a Changing Production Environment

  title={Potato Early Dying : Management Challenges in a Changing Production Environment},
  author={Randall C. Rowe and Mary L. Powelson},
The potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) had its start in the Andean highlands of South America, where archeological evidence indicates it has been cultivated for at least 8,000 years (72). Today it is grown on all continents except Antarctica. Serving as a primary food source to indigenous people when the Spanish explorers arrived in Peru in the mid-1500s, the potato traveled the globe as a valuable staple, fueling armies, improving diets, and changing economies (Fig. 1). The importance of the potato… CONTINUE READING
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