Soil compaction limits potato stand establishment during hot weather
California Agriculture 17(7):14-15.
Published July 01, 1963
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PLANTING A POTATO CROP during high temperatures in July and August is a hazardous undertaking in the San Joaquin Valley. Potato seed piece survival seems to be dependent on favorable soil and air temperatures. However, it is not uncommon to find marked differences in seed piece survival and stand of plantings made between adjacent fields with similar handling and climatic conditions.