American Potato Journal

, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp 46–49 | Cite as

Protein content and specific gravity of Red McClure potatoes increased by 2,4-D treatment

  • Merle G. Payne
  • Jess L. Fults
  • Ruth J. Hay
  • Clark H. Livingston


Treatment of growing Red McClure potato plants with 2,4-D at a rate of one-half pound per acre produces tubers with significantly higher protein content and with a significantly higher specific gravity.


Pectin Specific Gravity AMERICAN Potato Journal Butyl Ester High Specific Gravity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Merle G. Payne
  • Jess L. Fults
  • Ruth J. Hay
  • Clark H. Livingston
    • 1
  1. 1.Colorado Agricultural and Mechanical CollegeColorado Experiment StationFort Collins

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