AbstractPotatoes constitute an important item in the diet of the Puerto Rican family. Large amounts of this important commodity are imported to the Island every year, and for this reason it has always been regarded by our agronomists as a potential crop to increase the Island sources of food supply. But, before it could become an established crop in Puerto Rico, the optimum conditions in other respects than varieties had to be determined. Potato trials were conducted under different conditions of soil and climate to find the best way to manage the different factors which are essentials for the successful production of potatoes in the Island.
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