Report: Climate change could hit potato industry hard

This article discusses how climate change could hit potato industry hard, researchers find.

Potato crops do not perform well in high temperatures, according to a new research paper, and that could be a problem as the weather warms with climate change.

Om Rajora, one of the authors of the study, said they tested 55 different varieties, or cultivars, of potatoes, including russet Burbank, a workhorse of the potato industry.

The study was published earlier this month in Canadian Science Publishing’s Botany journal.

 

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