Smooth-skin of Russet Burbank potatoes as influenced by soil temperature and moisture
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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.
KeywordsSoil Temperature Russet Burbank Potato Moisture Treatment Temperature Control Water Bath Russet Burbank Tuber
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