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Potato production in Tasmania, Australia - An overview of climate, soils and practices


Sparrow, LA and Cotching, WE, Potato production in Tasmania, Australia - An overview of climate, soils and practices, Sustainable Potato Production: Global Case Studies, Springer, Z He, R Larkin, W Honeycutt (ed), Germany, pp. 275-280. ISBN 978-94-007-4103-4 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-94-007-4104-1_15


Tasmania is an important potato production area of Australia. Its unique combination of climate and soils help determine the scale of operations and shape the diverse farming system practiced by growers. This chapter briefly describes Tasmania's geography, the farming systems of which potato production is part, and introduces some of the management challenges facing the industry, which are the subjects of further discussion in Chaps. 16-19.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Agriculture, land and farm management
Research Field:Agricultural land management
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Horticultural crops
Objective Field:Field grown vegetable crops
UTAS Author:Sparrow, LA (Dr Leigh Sparrow)
UTAS Author:Cotching, WE (Dr Bill Cotching)
ID Code:118527
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2017-07-13
Last Modified:2017-11-02

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