Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 7, Special Issue 1 (2018)
A brief review of potash management in potato (Solanum tuberosum L.)
Udit Kumar and Girish Chandra
Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) is an important food and very popular vegetable crop of the world. It is also known as white or Irish potato. It is an annual herbaceous dicotyledonous plant with underground stems that give rise to several tubers. It is a starchy, tuberous crop from the perennial genus Solanum of the Solanaceae family (also known as the Nightshade family). The word potato may refer to the plant itself as well as the edible tuber. It has very unique place as far as human diet is concerned. It is important crop of sub-tropical and temperate regions which provides nutrient and sufficient energy for dietary consumption thatâ€™s why it is regarded as staple food. As a food, it is one of the cheapest sources of carbohydrate and avails appreciable amount of vitamins B and C as well as minute quantity of some minerals. It is the world's fourth largest food crop, following rice, wheat, and maize.
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Udit Kumar and Girish Chandra. A brief review of potash management in potato (Solanum tuberosum L.). J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(1S):1718-1721.