Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/213839
Title:
Influence of Seed Piece Size on Potato Yields
Author:
Pew, W. D.; Park, J. H.
Issue Date:
Aug-1965
Publisher:
College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Journal:
Vegetables: A College of Agriculture Report
Abstract:
During the past several years considerable experimenting has been aimed at developing methods for improving potato yields. One of the easiest and most effective ways found was to adjust the seed piece size and number of eyes per piece. Seed pieces were cut to meet the following size categories: 1/2, 1, 1-1/2, and 2 ounces and small whole tubers; 1-1/2, 2 and 2-3 ounces. Significant differences in yield were obtained between the various seed piece size treatments. The yield advantage was in favor of the larger size. The number of eyes per piece was less important except with the smallest size. In this case the seed pieces were incapable of adequately supplying plant growth from more than one eye. Small, whole tubers from good high yielding fields were found to be excellent for seed potato pieces.
Keywords:
Agriculture -- Arizona; Vegetables -- Arizona; Potatoes -- Arizona
Series/Report no.:
Series P-2; 370002

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.titleInfluence of Seed Piece Size on Potato Yieldsen_US
dc.contributor.authorPew, W. D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPark, J. H.en_US
dc.date.issued1965-08-
dc.publisherCollege of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.identifier.journalVegetables: A College of Agriculture Reporten_US
dc.description.abstractDuring the past several years considerable experimenting has been aimed at developing methods for improving potato yields. One of the easiest and most effective ways found was to adjust the seed piece size and number of eyes per piece. Seed pieces were cut to meet the following size categories: 1/2, 1, 1-1/2, and 2 ounces and small whole tubers; 1-1/2, 2 and 2-3 ounces. Significant differences in yield were obtained between the various seed piece size treatments. The yield advantage was in favor of the larger size. The number of eyes per piece was less important except with the smallest size. In this case the seed pieces were incapable of adequately supplying plant growth from more than one eye. Small, whole tubers from good high yielding fields were found to be excellent for seed potato pieces.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectVegetables -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectPotatoes -- Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/213839-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSeries P-2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries370002en_US
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