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The effect of irrigation strategies during tuber initiation on marketable yield and development of common scab disease of potato in Russet Burbank in Tasmania

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Wilson, CR and Pemberton, BM and Ransom, LM, The effect of irrigation strategies during tuber initiation on marketable yield and development of common scab disease of potato in Russet Burbank in Tasmania, Potato Research, 44, (3) pp. 243-251. ISSN 0014-3065 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1007/BF02357902

Abstract

Management of soil moisture deficit during tuber initiation and early development was important for the optimisation of net and marketable tuber yields of cv. Russet Burbank on the typical red ferrosol cropping soils of Northern Tasmania, Australia. An effect of reduced water input during the tuber initiation period on increasing incidence of common scab disease was noted in one trial. In subsequent trials disease inoculum levels were not sufficient to show differences between treatments despite a history of disease at the site. For optimisation of marketable yield and probable assistance in the management of common scab disease it is recommended that irrigation scheduling to known soil moisture deficits be adopted during this period of growth on this soil type.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Horticultural Production
Research Field:Horticultural Crop Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Horticultural Crops
Objective Field:Vegetables
Author:Wilson, CR (Associate Professor Calum Wilson)
ID Code:23812
Year Published:2001
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2001-08-01
Last Modified:2011-11-24
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