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American Potato Journal

, Volume 52, Issue 3, pp 83–87 | Cite as

Misses in potato crops in New Brunswick in 1973; their extent, distribution and cause

  • W. C. James
  • R. H. E. Bradley
  • C. S. Shih
  • S. I. Wong
Article

Abstract

The use of aerial photography as a survey tool for estimating misses in potato crops proved satisfactory. The average crop had 32% misses; in six of the 25 crops the misses were more aggregated than expected assuming a binomial distribution. An estimated loss of 10% in tuber yield resulted from the misses, and based on the 1973 crop value the loss was equivalent to approximately $4 million. Eighty-eight percent of the 1,000 misses investigated were due to the seed piece being absent.

Keywords

Binomial Distribution AMERICAN Potato Journal Tuber Yield Seed Piece Potato Crop 
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Comoendio

El uso de fotografia aérea como herramienta para el reconocimiento de lagunas en cultivos de papa resultó ser satisfactorio. Un cultivo promedio resultó tener 32% de langunas; en seis de 25 cultivos las lagunas fueron más agrupadas de lo esperado asumiendo una distributión binomia. Una pérdida estimada del 10% en rendimiento de tubérculos fué ocasionada por las lagunas, lo cual basándose en el valor de la cosecha para 1973 fué equivalente a aproximadamente $4 millones. El 88% de 1000 lagunas investigadas fueron el resultado de la ausencia de semilla.

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Copyright information

© Springer 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. C. James
    • 1
  • R. H. E. Bradley
    • 2
  • C. S. Shih
    • 3
  • S. I. Wong
    • 1
  1. 1.Research BranchAgriculture CanadaOttawa
  2. 2.Research BranchAgriculture CanadaFredericton
  3. 3.Statistical Research ServiceAgriculture CanadaOttawa

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