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Potato production and breeding in China

Code: 9781786763747
Liping Jin, Chinese Academy Of Agricultural Sciences, China

Chapter synopsis: China is the largest potato producer in the world, accounting for a quarter of total global production. The potato has become the fourth most important food crop in China, following corn, rice and wheat. The development of the potato industry has significantly helped to alleviate poverty, improve food security and increase farmers’ incomes. This chapter provides a systematic and comprehensive review of the Chinese potato industry. Topics addressed include potato germplasm collection and evaluation, variety breeding, cultivation and planting patterns. Seed potato propagation is also covered.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2017.0016.13
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Current production and consumption 3 Key trends and challenges 4 Germplasm material 5 Breeding objectives and development 6 Types of new variety 7 Virus-free seed potato production 8 Future trends 9 Where to look for further information 10 References

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