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Complete Book of Potatoes

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The Complete Book of Potatoes

What Every Grower and Gardener Needs to Know

Hielke De Jong  
Joseph B Sieczka  
Walter De Jong  

Colour photographs
260 pages
Publisher: Timber Press USA

    Hardback - 2011
ISBN: 9780881929997 - AU $ 49.99



The only comprehensive resource for home gardeners and commercial potato growers, The Complete Book of Potatoes has everything a gardener or commercial potato grower needs to successfully grow the best, disease-resistant potatoes. It includes practical as well as technical information about the potato plant, its origin, conventional and organic production techniques, pest management, and storage practices. The plant profiles include still life photographs of the exterior and interior of the tuber, and a succinct description of each variety's physical and culinary qualities.


 Hielke de Jong spent most of his career as a potato breeder at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Potato Research Centre in Fredericton, New Brunswick. He is a fellow of the Agricultural Institute of Canada, an honorary life member of the Potato Association of America and an honorary professor of the Hunan Agricultural University in China.

Joseph Sieczka began his professional career as an extension agent in Steuben County in the southern tier of New York in 1964. He joined the staff of the Department of Vegetable Crops at Cornell University in 1968 where he had responsibility for the extension and applied research program for horticultural aspects of potato production.

Walter De Jong grew up in eastern Canada. Although surrounded by potatoes and potato people throughout his childhood, Walter only realised midway through graduate school that he wanted to become a potato scientist like his father. Walter is an associate professor at Cornell University, where he oversees both an applied potato breeding program and a potato molecular genetics laboratory.


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