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Potato Research

, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp 133–137 | Cite as

Effects of drying potatoes (Solanum tuberosum L.) after harvest on the incidence of disease after storage

  • G. A. Hide
  • Kathryn J. Boorer
Article

Summary

Drying potatoes for 2 weeks after harvest decreased the severity of skin spot, silver scurf, black dot and black scurf after 20–26 weeks' storage at 5°C. Diseases were decreased more after early than late harvest.

Additional keywords

harvest date skin spot silver scurf black dot black scurf 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. A. Hide
    • 1
  • Kathryn J. Boorer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Arable Crops ResearchRothamsted Experimental StationHarpendenUK

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