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Charles R. Brown

There are many different plant species where Luther Burbank was responsible for innovative creations. Potato is one of these. Luther Burbank’s potato breeding must be seen from an historical perspective. Potatoes were found in South America by

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Rebecca J. Long, Rebecca N. Brown, and José A. Amador

( Aitken et al., 1998 ; Douglas et al., 2003 ; Simard et al., 1998 ). Although Foley and Cooperband (2002) reported no effect on potato yields after paper mill sludge application, yields of potatoes, sweet corn, and squash ( Cucurbita maxima L.) were

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Joseph J. Coombs, David S. Douches, Susannah G. Cooper, Edward J. Grafius, Walter L. Pett, and Dale D. Moyer

This publication was made possible through support provided by the Michigan Agriculture Experiment Station, USDA/ARS cooperative agreement 59-0790-2-060, and the Michigan Potato Industry Commission.

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Joseph J. Coombs, David S Douches, Wenbin Li, Edward J. Grafius, and Walter L. Pett

This publication was made possible through support provided by the Michigan Agriculture Experiment Station and the National Potato Council. The research was also supported by the Office of USAID/CAIRO/AGR/A, under cooperative Agreement No. 263

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Maria A. Estrada, Kelly Zarka, Susannah Cooper, Joseph Coombs, David S. Douches, and Edward J. Grafius

Potato ( Solanum tuberosum L.) is one of the most important crops for human nutrition worldwide and is a healthy source of carbohydrates, high-quality protein, essential vitamins, minerals, and trace elements ( Flanders et al., 1999 ). It is the

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John Speese III and S.B. Sterrett

Doughty, Christopher Willams, J. Thomas Custis, and the field staff is also greatly appreciated. This project was funded, in part, by the Virginia Irish Potato Board.

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Makhan S. Bhullar, Simerjeet Kaur, Tarundeep Kaur, and Amit J. Jhala

India is the second largest producer of potato in the world, contributing ≈10% of the world’s potato production. In 2012, potato was cultivated on 1.87 million hectares in India, with a production of 41.3 million tonnes ( Government of India, 2013

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Samuel Y.C. Essah, Jorge A. Delgado, Merlin Dillon, and Richard Sparks

on the yields of the following potato crop. There have been studies on the effect of nitrogen (N) fertilizer inputs and N cycling from cover crops on yields. For example, Neeteson (1988) reported higher potato yields at low N fertilizer rates

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Melanie M. Davidson, Jeanne M.E. Jacobs, Jill K. Reader, Ruth C. Butler, Christina M. Frater, Ngaire P. Markwick, Steve D. Wratten, and Anthony J. Conner

We thank Andrew Gleave for the binary vector, Sandra Martin for in vitro cultures of virus-free potato plants, and numerous people from Crop & Food Research for their assistance in planting and harvesting the field trial. A Technology for Industry

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Fernanda Souza Krupek, Christian T. Christensen, Charles E. Barrett, and Lincoln Zotarelli

Florida is ranked as the seventh highest-value potato ( S. tuberosum ) producing state in the United States, producing one-third of the winter and spring crop. About 395 Mg of potatoes are harvested annually on 11,900 ha in Florida valued at $131