The effect of storage on color and sprouting of Red McClure potatoes after 2,4-D treatment
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The intensified red skin color of Red McClure potatoes, produced by treating growing plants with the sodium salt of 2,4-D at rates of 1/3 and 1 pound per acre, persisted throughout a 6-month storage period.
Treatment produced potatoes with a significantly lower average weight of sprouts and with significantly more sprouts than the controls.
When treated and control tubers were desprouted and planted, there were no significant differences in neither stand, number of stems per plant nor yield.
KeywordsPotato Tuber AMERICAN Potato Journal Potato Jour Waste Pilis Thompson Inst
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