October 31, 2012
NEW FOCUS ON POTATO: SEED AGING, RING ROT
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In the latest Focus on Potato presentation, titled “Aging of Seed Potatoes: Physiological Process and Consequences for Production,” Dr. Richard Knowles, a crop science professor at Washington State University, helps users identify production, postharvest handling and storage factors that influence the physiological age and productivity of seed potatoes.
The presentation covers:
*The effects of seed age on plant growth and development;
*The utilization of key age-induced growth responses as indicators of relative seed lot age;
*The sensitivity of cultivars to environmental conditions that accelerate aging.
By the end of this presentation, growers, consultants, and other practitioners should have a solid understanding of the physiological basis of seed potato aging and its consequences for production. This 52-minute presentation is open access through Feb. 28.
The Bacterial ring rot presentation reopened. Due to a recent outbreak, Focus on Potato has made its Bacterial Ring Rot presentation open access through Jan. 1, 2013. This 36-minute presentation, authored by Dr. Neil Gudmestad, Distinguished Professor of Plant Pathology at
Visit the Focus on Potato homepage for other potato management presentations.
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