Potato Research

, Volume 29, Issue 4, pp 525–528 | Cite as

Effect of additive and carrier type on potato sprout suppression by dust formulations of tecnazene

  • M. O. Oladimeji
  • N. H. Stephen
  • H. J. Ducan
Short Communication


Tecnazene formulations, with kaolin and alumina as carriers respectively and with some containing Triton X-405 (15% w/w) or, Tween 80 (15% w/w) as additive, were applied on potatoes stored at 10°C and 15–18°C respectively. Tween 80 enhanced sprouting inhibition by alumina formulation while Triton X-405 reduced that with kaolin as carrier. Formulation with kaolin as carrier produced greater sprouting inhibition than that with alumina as carrier.

Additional keywords

1,2,4,5-tetrachloro-3-nitrobenzene TCNB Triton X-405 Tween 80 alumina kaolin 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. O. Oladimeji
    • 1
  • N. H. Stephen
    • 2
  • H. J. Ducan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, Adeyemi College of EducationUniversity of IfeOndoNigeria
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, Agricultural Chemistry SectionUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowScotland

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