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Potato tuber greening risk is associated with tuber nitrogen content

Tanios, S, Tegg, R ORCID: 0000-0001-7668-7927, Eyles, A ORCID: 0000-0003-4432-6216, Thangavel, T ORCID: 0000-0002-8800-0990 and Wilson, CR ORCID: 0000-0001-5434-3816 2020 , 'Potato tuber greening risk is associated with tuber nitrogen content' , American Journal of Potato Research , pp. 1-7 , doi: 10.1007/s12230-020-09786-0.

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Tuber greening is one of the major causes of quality loss in the potato industry, however, the impact of nitrogen in-field fertilisation on this visual defect remains unknown. Two field experiments, one in Tasmania with final N treatment rates of 40, 100 and 190 kg N ha-1 for Nicola and 35, 95 and 185 Kg N ha-1 for Maranca, and another in South Australia with N rates of 100, 200 and 300 kg ha-1 for Maranca, showed a positive linear relationship (R2 = 0.99, 0.86 and 0.90, respectively) between tuber N content and tuber greening, as determined by chlorophyll content. However, increased N fertilisation rates did not directly translate to increased tuber N content, with responses appearing to be variety specific. We conclude that tuber N content is a risk factor associated with tuber greening, but the manipulation of tuber N content through N fertilisation rate is not straightforward and may depend on variety and location.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Tanios, S and Tegg, R and Eyles, A and Thangavel, T and Wilson, CR
Keywords: chlorophyll, nitrogen fertilisation, potato, tuber greening, tuber nitrogen
Journal or Publication Title: American Journal of Potato Research
Publisher: Potato Assoc Amer
ISSN: 1099-209X
DOI / ID Number: 10.1007/s12230-020-09786-0
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