"The [potato beetle larva] is pale yellow, or, rather, dusky-yellow, or freckled with minute black dots on the back; and there are two rows of larger black dots along each side; the legs are black."—Nicholson, 1884

Larva of Potato Beetle

"The [potato beetle larva] is pale yellow, or, rather, dusky-yellow, or freckled with minute black dots…

Also known as Doryphora decemlineata. It is approximately 10 millimeters in length, with a bright yellow body and bold brown stripes along the length of each of its elytra.

Potato Beetle

Also known as Doryphora decemlineata. It is approximately 10 millimeters in length, with a bright yellow…

Death's head moth feeds on potato, goji berry, and jasmine plants. These moths often have a straight or curved horn, or tail, at the end of the body.

Death's Head Moth

Death's head moth feeds on potato, goji berry, and jasmine plants. These moths often have a straight…

A shows the cross section of the ovary of the gooseberry flower is formed by two carpels joined near their edges. B shows the cross section of the ovary of potato formed by two carpels meeting in the middle.

Cross Section of Ovary of Flower of Gooseberry and Potato

A shows the cross section of the ovary of the gooseberry flower is formed by two carpels joined near…

Illustration of a fungus named Atrotogus hydnosporus. "Considered by Berkeley and others to be probably a secondary form of fruit (spores) of the potato-fungus itself." -Watts, 1874

Fungus

Illustration of a fungus named Atrotogus hydnosporus. "Considered by Berkeley and others to be probably…

"Showing Furrow Method of Irrigating Potatoes. The arrows indicate the direction taken by the capillary water."—The Federal Digest, 1921

Furrow Method

"Showing Furrow Method of Irrigating Potatoes. The arrows indicate the direction taken by the capillary…

An illustration of the tubers on underground branches of a potato plant. An illustration of the tubers on underground branches of a potato plant.

Galvanometer

An illustration of the tubers on underground branches of a potato plant. An illustration of the tubers…

A potato.

Potato

A potato.

One of the most valuable food-producing plants. It is cultivated extensively in all the sub-tropical and temperate countries.

Potato

One of the most valuable food-producing plants. It is cultivated extensively in all the sub-tropical…

One of the most valuable food-producing plants. It is cultivated extensively in all the sub-tropical and temperate countries.

Potato

One of the most valuable food-producing plants. It is cultivated extensively in all the sub-tropical…

An illustration of a potato.

Potato

An illustration of a potato.

"Potato digger with agitating rear rack and vine separator."—The Federal Digest, 1921

Potato Digger

"Potato digger with agitating rear rack and vine separator."—The Federal Digest, 1921

"It is not unusual to fine a decayed spot in the center of potatoes otherwise apparently in good condition. A microscopic examination a portion of the diseased part will show that the decay commenced where the vascular bundles concentrate. At that point the air is in greater volume than elsewhere. Although these mineral acids and caustic alkalies dissolve starch granuals, they do not affect the cellulose cells which contain the starch. When such spots are exposed to the atmosphere the fungus blue-mold forms on the surface. This disease, therefore, has not relation to potato-rot, as ordinarily understood. f represents the mycelium (roots) of blue-mold, Penicillium glaucum, and G that of potato-rot, Peronospora infestans." -Watts, 1874

Potato diseases at a microscopic level

"It is not unusual to fine a decayed spot in the center of potatoes otherwise apparently in good condition.…

This illustration shows a potato plant. The tubers are the thickened ends of the under ground stems.

Potato Plant

This illustration shows a potato plant. The tubers are the thickened ends of the under ground stems.

An illustration of the leaf of a potato plant.

Potato Plant Leaf

An illustration of the leaf of a potato plant.

An illustration of a inflorescence of a potato plant.

Inflorescence of Potato Plant

An illustration of a inflorescence of a potato plant.

An illustration of the tubers on underground branches of a potato plant.

Tubers of a Potato Plant

An illustration of the tubers on underground branches of a potato plant.

This potato planter is a cup type planter for autonomous planing or graded seed potatoes. It plants tubers apart in the row and hills the row all at once.

Potato Planter

This potato planter is a cup type planter for autonomous planing or graded seed potatoes. It plants…

This potato planter features two semi conical blades that are pivotally connected. The two handles are secured to the blades where a guide tube is mounted on one of the handles and located above the blades.

Pivotal Blade Potato Planter

This potato planter features two semi conical blades that are pivotally connected. The two handles are…

Illustration of a potato infested with Peronospora infestans also known as 'potato-rot' observed from a microscopic level.

Potato rot

Illustration of a potato infested with Peronospora infestans also known as 'potato-rot' observed from…

Illustrated is the early blight of a potato plant. It is a type of lesion causing more or less sudden death of the leaves, stems, shoots, or blossoms.

Early Blight of Potato

Illustrated is the early blight of a potato plant. It is a type of lesion causing more or less sudden…

Illustration of a seed-potato.

seed-potato

Illustration of a seed-potato.

A Spaulding's Rose Potato, grown in Florida.

Spaulding's Rose Potato

A Spaulding's Rose Potato, grown in Florida.

A fungal disease that affects potato plants. It causes small lesions on the plant, eventually killing them.

Early Blight of Potatoes

A fungal disease that affects potato plants. It causes small lesions on the plant, eventually killing…

An illustration of potato starch cells.

Potato Starch

An illustration of potato starch cells.

Stem of a potato plant.

Stem

Stem of a potato plant.

This illustration shows the formation of tubers: A, old potato or tuber with two shoots reaching up into the air and from the base of these shoots, rhizomes have been formed that are developing new tubers. B, mature tuber with spirally arranged buds, the so-called "eyes" of the potato.

Tubers

This illustration shows the formation of tubers: A, old potato or tuber with two shoots reaching up…

A perspective of a potato warehouse.

Potato Warehouse

A perspective of a potato warehouse.

A side angle view of a potato warehouse.

Potato Warehouse

A side angle view of a potato warehouse.