From potato yield to supply chain

In the early nineties I was involved in a study for the international potato center (CIP) that identified the yielding possibilities of potatoes worldwide. We calculated the potential yield and yield under water limited conditions. (Stol et al., 1991).

In the early nineties I was involved in a study for the international potato center (CIP) that identified the yielding possibilities of potatoes worldwide. We calculated the potential yield and yield under water limited conditions. (Stol et al., 1991). The actual production was compared with the potential production and a yield gap was calculated. The causes of the yield gap were established and a way to improve potato yields was planned. Based on this study many projects have been initiated to improve potato production worldwide. Often the solution was found in a combination of fertilizer, crop protection, and high quality healthy seed.

 

Dr. Ir. Peter Kooman
Professor Potato supply chain and sector
innovation
CAH Vilentum University of Applied
Sciences
p.kooman@cahvilentum.nl

 

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