Seed Potatoes

Some articles on seed, seed potatoes, potatoes:

Diagnostic Techniques For Detection of Potato Virus Y - ELISA
... Visual inspection was also used as a basis for seed certification ... 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 ...
Potato Virus Y
... Necrotic ringspots render potatoes unmarketable and can therefore result in a significant loss of income ... 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 and subsequent loss of ...
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 ...

Famous quotes containing the words potatoes and/or seed:

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    Sarah M. Grimke (1792–1873)

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    I curse the seed of my father that put me here
    for when I die there’ll be no one to say: Oh No!
    Oh dear.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)