Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Soil compaction limits potato stand establishment during hot weather

Authors

Herman Timm
W. J. Flocker

Authors Affiliations

Herman Timm is Assistant Olericulturist, Department of Vegetable Crops, University of California, Davis; W. J. Flocker is Associate Olericulturist, Department of Vegetable Crops, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 17(7):14-15. DOI:10.3733/ca.v017n07p14. July 1963.

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Abstract

PLANTING A POTATO CROP during high temperatures in July and August is a hazardous undertaking in the San Joaquin Valley. Potato seed piece survival seems to be dependent on favorable soil and air temperatures. However, it is not uncommon to find marked differences in seed piece survival and stand of plantings made between adjacent fields with similar handling and climatic conditions.

Timm H, Flocker W. 1963. Soil compaction limits potato stand establishment during hot weather. Hilgardia 17(7):14-15. DOI:10.3733/ca.v017n07p14
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