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Soil conditioning and seed potato handling are keys to survival of summer planted potato crop

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H. Timm
J. C. Bishop
V. H. Schweers, Tulare County
W. R. Corrin, Granny Goose Foods
R. E. Voss
J. W. Perdue
L. J. Clemente, Department of Vegetable Crops, University of California
D. B. Grimes, Department of Water Science and Engineering, University of California

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California Agriculture 27(12):10-12.

Published December 01, 1973

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Potato growers in the southern San Joaquin Valley encounter wide variations every year in seed potato piece survival and plant stands of the summer planted (July and August) potato crop. Soil temperatures above 32°C (90°F) and air temperatures of 40°C (104°F) or higher are often present at planting time. The death of planted seed potato pieces may occur if soil temperatures above 32°C prevail for longer than a day. Both soil conditioning and seed potato handling were found to be critical factors in these studies of plant survival under high temperature conditions.

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This progress report is based on Research Project No. H-1665.

Soil conditioning and seed potato handling are keys to survival of summer planted potato crop

H. Timm, J. C. Bishop, V. H. Schweers, W. R. Corrin, R. E. Voss, J. W. Perdue, L. J. Clemente, D. B. Grimes
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Soil conditioning and seed potato handling are keys to survival of summer planted potato crop

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Authors

H. Timm
J. C. Bishop
V. H. Schweers, Tulare County
W. R. Corrin, Granny Goose Foods
R. E. Voss
J. W. Perdue
L. J. Clemente, Department of Vegetable Crops, University of California
D. B. Grimes, Department of Water Science and Engineering, University of California

Publication Information

California Agriculture 27(12):10-12.

Published December 01, 1973

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

Potato growers in the southern San Joaquin Valley encounter wide variations every year in seed potato piece survival and plant stands of the summer planted (July and August) potato crop. Soil temperatures above 32°C (90°F) and air temperatures of 40°C (104°F) or higher are often present at planting time. The death of planted seed potato pieces may occur if soil temperatures above 32°C prevail for longer than a day. Both soil conditioning and seed potato handling were found to be critical factors in these studies of plant survival under high temperature conditions.

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Full text is available in PDF.

Author notes

This progress report is based on Research Project No. H-1665.


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