American Potato Journal

, Volume 40, Issue 9, pp 299–302 | Cite as

Smooth-skin of Russet Burbank potatoes as influenced by soil temperature and moisture

  • Robert H. Ruf


Surface netting of Russet Burbank potato tubers was modified by selected soil temperatures and minimum soil moisture levels. A soil temperature of 45 F completely eliminated skin netting. Russeting was also reduced by soil temperatures of 90 and 60 F.

Allowing the soil to dry to 25% of available soil moisture or less at 90 and 60 F reduced skin netting.


Soil Temperature Russet Burbank Potato Moisture Treatment Temperature Control Water Bath Russet Burbank Tuber 
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© Springer 1963

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert H. Ruf
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  1. 1.Department of Plant ScienceUniversity of NevadaRenoNevada

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