Type: Chapter

Non-infectious disorders affecting potatoes

Author Andrew P. Robinson

North Dakota State University

Publication date:

07 September 2018

ID: 9781786763860

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There are a wide range of non-infectious disorders that can affect potatoes, generally as a result of imbalances within the plant caused by environmental stresses. Such disorders make tubers unappealing to consumers, and therefore have significant economic consequences. However, non-infectious disorders are often poorly understood and characterized, limiting the extent to which they can be prevented and detected. This chapter describes a range of disorders of potato tubers, categorizing them as external, superficial or internal. In each case, a description of symptoms is given, followed by information about the causes of the disorder and ways of preventing and minimizing its symptoms.

Table of contents

1 Introduction
2 External disorders
3 Superficial disorders
4 Internal disorders
5 Case study
6 Conclusion and future trends
7 Where to look for further information
8 References