Potato Research

, Volume 37, Issue 2, pp 169–172 | Cite as

Effects of watering potato plants before harvest and of curing conditions on development of tuber diseases during storage

  • G. A. Hide
  • Kathryn J. Boorer
  • Sharon M. Hall
Article

Summary

Plots of potato plants were watered to field capacity one day before harvest on three dates, and tubers from watered and non-watered plots were stored at 7°C and 95% RH immediately or after curing at 15°C either at 80% or 95% RH. Watering increased the severity of silver scurf after storage when tubers were not cured. Curing at 80% RH decreased the disease and amounts were similar from watered and non-watered plants. Black dot was increased by watering whereas black scurf and golding blotch were decreased.

Additional keywords

harvest date silver scurf black dot black scurf golding blotch Solanum tuberosum L. 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. A. Hide
    • 1
  • Kathryn J. Boorer
    • 1
  • Sharon M. Hall
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Arable Crops ResearchHarpenden, HertsUK

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