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Plant and Soil

, Volume 57, Issue 1, pp 105–110 | Cite as

Effect of potassium nutrition on frost damage and yield of potato plants on alluvial soils of the Punjab (India)

  • J. S. Grewal
  • S. N. Singh
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Summary

Field experiments were conducted during 1974 and 1975 on 14 alluvial soils, varying in available K from 56 to 158 ppm, at Jullundur-Punjab (India) to study the effect of K nutrition on frost damage to potato crops. Frost damage was inversely related to the available K content of the soils and the K concentration of the potato leaves. K fertilization significantly reduced the frost damage and increased tuber yields in soils containing less than 114 ppm available K. Frost damage was significantly related to potato response to K application and negatively correlated to tuber yield.

Key Words

Frost damage Potassium nutrition Potato 

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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. S. Grewal
    • 1
  • S. N. Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Crop and Soil ScienceCentral Potato Research InstituteSimlaIndia

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