Review on Compost and Mineral NP-fertilizer Application Rate Effects on the Yield and Yield Components of Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.)
Science, Technology & Public Policy
Volume 1, Issue 1, June 2017, Pages: 1-5
Received: Jan. 5, 2017; Accepted: Jan. 25, 2017; Published: Mar. 20, 2017
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Guta Eshetu Gemmechu, Horticulture and Seed Spices Technology Generating Research Case Team, Sinana Agricultural Research Center, Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Bale Robe, Ethiopia
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The origin of potato is thought to be Peru; some authors, however, believe that it was also native to parts of Mexico [7]. The evidence is that potato was cultivated and utilized by Chilean and Peruvian people before the arrival of Spaniards. There is little doubt that South America, in the neighborhood of Quito, is the place from which potato was first carried early in the sixteenth century into Spain where potato culture spread throughout Europe and later to North American Colonies [14], [15]. Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) belongs to family Solanaceae and is one of the most important vegetable cum starch supplying crop having high production per unit area per unit time. Potato, an underground tuber occupies prime position among the cash crops in India. Potatoes are rich source of vitamins, especially ‘C’ and ‘B’ and also minerals. Tubers contain 70-80% water, 20.6% carbohydrate, 2.1% protein, 0.3% fat, 1.1% crude fibre and 0.9% ash. Among major food crops, potato produces the highest dry matter and edible protein per unit area and time. It can fulfill the requirement of food for human consumption to a greater extent [4].
Potato, Compost, Mineral Nitrogen Fertilizer, Phosphorus Fertilizer
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