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Potato Crop Failure in Ancient Times

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Image of the Logogram of the International Potato Center in Lima, Peru.

The American Phytopathological Society website provides the following information:

The diagram is from fourth century Nazca culture and depicts harvested potato plants, one (in the figure's right hand) a healthy plant and the other diseased.

The figure is one of many found in art forms and indicates the importance and high regard that ancient Peruvian cultures gave to the potato.

 The image also tells us that potato crops were susceptible to failure even in ancient times.


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Image online, courtesy the apsnet.org website.

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