TY - CHAP A1 - Peter VanderZaag A2 - Tung Xuan Pham A3 - Victoria Escobar Demonteverde A4 - Cynthia Kiswa A5 - Monica Parker A6 - Shadrack Nyawade A7 - Pieter Wauters A8 - Alex Barekye ED1 - Mustafa Yildiz ED2 - Yasin Ozgen Y1 - 2021-06-25 PY - 2021 T1 - Apical Rooted Cuttings Revolutionize Seed Potato Production by Smallholder Farmers in the Tropics N2 - Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) is the fourth-largest food crop produced in the world with approximately 370 million tonnes. This product is a staple in many diets throughout the world and the underground swollen tubers of the plant are rich sources of proteins, carbohydrates, minerals (K, Mn, Mg, Fe, Cu and P), and vitamins (C, B1, B3, B6, K, folate, pantothenic acid). Improvement of new potato cultivars resistant to biotic and abiotic factors is extremely important, as these are the main reasons for decreased potato production. Seed tuber production and tuber storage under healthy conditions after harvest are two important issues in potato cultivation. As such, this book discusses the importance of the potato plant and examines ways to increase its production and develop new cultivars resistant to stress factors via conventional and biotechnological methods. BT - Solanum tuberosum SP - Ch. 16 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.98729 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.98729 SN - 978-1-83969-167-6 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-05-26 ER -