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Potato nutrient management in Tasmania, Australia


Sparrow, LA, Potato nutrient management in Tasmania, Australia, Sustainable Potato Production: Global Case Studies, Springer, Z He, R Larkin, W Honeycutt (ed), Germany, pp. 295-308. ISBN 978-940074104-1 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-94-007-4104-1_17


This chapter presents data on the nutrient management practices of Tasmanian potato growers and data from Tasmanian and other research on tuber yield and quality responses to fertilizers. Together, this information shows that most growers apply more nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium than is removed in the tubers they harvest and in many cases more than can be justified on the basis of known responses to these elements. This behavior is discussed in relation to the risks of underfertilising on the one hand and the risks of environmental and food safety impacts on the other.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Agriculture, land and farm management
Research Field:Agricultural land management
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Horticultural crops
Objective Field:Field grown vegetable crops
UTAS Author:Sparrow, LA (Dr Leigh Sparrow)
ID Code:118482
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2017-07-12
Last Modified:2017-11-02

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