American Potato Journal

, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp 51–59 | Cite as

Further investigations on the use of maleic hydrazide as a sprout inhibitor for potatoes

  • S. N. Rao
  • S. H. Wittwer


AMERICAN Potato Journal Potato Variety Seed Piece Tuber Size Marketable Yield 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. N. Rao
    • 1
  • S. H. Wittwer
    • 2
  1. 1.VenkatraghavapuramAndhraIndia
  2. 2.Michigan State CollegeEast LansingMich

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