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American Potato Journal

, Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 455–464 | Cite as

The effect of storage on color and sprouting of Red McClure potatoes after 2,4-D treatment

  • Merle G. Payne
  • Jess L. Fults
  • Ruth Hay
  • Nellie Landblom
  • L. A. Schaal
Article

Summary

  1. 1.

    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.

     
  2. 2.

    Treatment produced potatoes with a significantly lower average weight of sprouts and with significantly more sprouts than the controls.

     
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    When treated and control tubers were desprouted and planted, there were no significant differences in neither stand, number of stems per plant nor yield.

     

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Potato Tuber AMERICAN Potato Journal Potato Jour Waste Pilis Thompson Inst 
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© Springer 1951

Authors and Affiliations

  • Merle G. Payne
    • 1
  • Jess L. Fults
    • 1
  • Ruth Hay
    • 1
  • Nellie Landblom
    • 1
  • L. A. Schaal
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Agricultural Experiment StationColorado A. & M. CollegeFort Collins
  2. 2.U. S. Department of AgricultureBureau of Plant Industry, Soils and Agricultural EngineeringFort Collins

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