American Potato Journal

, Volume 40, Issue 8, pp 266–270 | Cite as

Some effects of irrigation and soil compaction on potatoes

  • R. A. Struchtemeyer
  • E. Epstein
  • W. J. Grant


Supplemental irrigation increased yield and number of tubers in three of the four years studied. There was no significant effect of irrigation on the specific gravity of Katahdin potatoes.

A separate study relating the effect of compaction on potato yield indicated that sprayer traffic reduced yields from 8 to 31%.


Specific Gravity AMERICAN Potato Journal Soil Compaction Potato Yield Supplemental Irrigation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. Struchtemeyer
    • 1
  • E. Epstein
    • 2
  • W. J. Grant
    • 2
  1. 1.Agronomy DepartmentUniversity of MaineOrono
  2. 2.USDAOrono

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