Breeding, Production/Agronomy, Research

Potatoes could step up performance under climate change pressure

New research shows that potatoes - often cultivated as a rainfed crop with little or no irrigation - are still the go-to tuber when times get tough. Agricultural Research Service agricultural engineer David Fleisher and colleagues wanted to measure how potato plants would respond to elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels and the increasingly erratic rainfall patterns expected to result[Read More...]

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