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Potato History

Unravelling the Mystery of Potato Curl

This puzzling disease stumped scientists for decades and threatened to wipe out potato production in some regions of 18th century Europe. We now know...

The Potato Murrain – The Birth of Modern Plant Pathology

A short history of late blight, and the beginnings of the agri-chemical market. Because of both the economic and climatic conditions in Ireland in the eighteenth...

Potatoes and Faith | Spud Smart Exclusive 2012

Potatoes and Faith Throughout their long history potatoes have been both worshiped and reviled. The potato was first domesticated several thousand years ago...

Potatoes and the Arts | Spud Smart Exclusive | 2012

Potatoes and the ArtsDuring its colourful history the potato has been the subject of many forms of art. The earliest known association between...

Potatoes, Politics and Poverty | Spud Smart Exclusive | 2012

The family of “The Great Elector” of Prussia inspecting the potatoes in the palace garden.* The potato has played an integral role in food security...

Unravelling the Mystery of Potato Curl

This puzzling disease stumped scientists for decades and threatened to wipe out potato production in some regions of 18th century Europe. We now know...

The Potato Murrain – The Birth of Modern Plant Pathology

A short history of late blight, and the beginnings of the agri-chemical market. Because of both the economic and climatic conditions in Ireland in the eighteenth...

Potatoes and Faith | Spud Smart Exclusive 2012

Potatoes and Faith Throughout their long history potatoes have been both worshiped and reviled. The potato was first domesticated several thousand years ago...

Potatoes and the Arts | Spud Smart Exclusive | 2012

Potatoes and the ArtsDuring its colourful history the potato has been the subject of many forms of art. The earliest known association between...

Potatoes, Politics and Poverty | Spud Smart Exclusive | 2012

The family of “The Great Elector” of Prussia inspecting the potatoes in the palace garden.* The potato has played an integral role in food security...