Impact of global climate change on potato diseases and strategies for their mitigation

Mehi Lal, Saurabh Yadav, Rajendra Prasad Pant, Vijay Kumar Dua, B. P. Singh, Surinder Kumar Kaushik

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The quality and quantity of the potatoes produced is directly affected by the climatic factors that prevailed during the crop season. It is also well established that abiotic and biotic stresses cause tremendous losses to the crop. Host plants and their pathogens are prone to various climatic factors like temperature, relative humidity, rainfall and CO2 which are behaving in erratic manner. Phytophthora infestans has adapted itself at higher temperature so there are chances to spread at a larger area. The other potato diseases like early blight, bacterial wilt, soft rot and viral diseases may also behave differently at elevated temperature and high rainfall. Viral diseases of potato are serious threat to potato industry as most of the viruses are transmitted by vectors and vector populations are bound to increase with these changed climatic conditions. Therefore, potato researchers need to simulate these conditions and devise mitigation strategies for sustained potato production.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClimate Change and Environmental Concerns
Subtitle of host publicationBreakthroughs in Research and Practice
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781522554882
ISBN (Print)1522554874, 9781522554875
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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