Producing Potato from True Seed, Review
Shireen KH Ababaker1 and Kamal Benyamin Esho2*
1Department of Horticulture, Akre Horticulture and Land Scape Design, Technical Collage, Department of College of Agriculture and Forestry, Iraq
2Duhok polytechnic University, Kurdistan Region - Iraq Mosul University, Iraq
*Corresponding Author: Kamal Benyamin Esho, Duhok polytechnic University, Kurdistan Region - Iraq Mosul University, Iraq.
January 06, 2022; Published: February 28, 2022
The International Potato Center (CIP) and its partners undertook a 25-30-year study on using potato's botanical seed as a substitute technique of developing potato harvest. The benefits of using botanical or 'true' potato seed (TPS) instead of the seed tubers are several. TPS has the potential to appeal to small-scale farmers in underdeveloped nations particularly. In numerous ways, using TPS instead of seed tubers forced developing a new chain of the crop-commodity, needing research in seed processing, breeding, marketing, and agronomy. Through addressing some critical limits in TPS variety uniformity and earliness, along with seed physiology, this study enabled commercial-scale potato production from TPS. Experimentation and farmer adoption in various regions demonstrated that the technical benefits related to TPS just translated into cost savings over tuber seed, which has been either unavailable or too expensive. TPS is a possible alternative because the economic efficiency of the seed tubers is projected to fluctuate in future. Researchers may be able to learn more about the factors which stimulate or inhibit the innovation of the crop technology by looking at how TPS is used in many nations. The study provides an overview of the variety of the disciplines of TPS researches in the CIP, along with information on how the TPS technology is used in a number of advanced nations.
Keywords: Potato; True Seed; Plant Breeders; Diseases
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