Storage of seed potatoes using chemical and physical methods of influence on tubers

UDC 635.21:631.563

S.V. Maltsev, D.V. Abrosimov, O.V. Abashkin

The article reveals the results of studies the phytohormone ethylene and gamma-irradiation (60Co) and its influence on seed germination, plant growth and development, number of stems and tubers per plant, yield and structure of yield. Treatment of seed potato tubers with ethylene allowed to increase the total yield of potatoes depending on the variety, area of cultivation and application of irrigation by 9.9–19.0% (1.2–6.4 t/ha).

Keywords: potato, phytohormone ethylene, gamma-irradiation, germination, stems, yield.

S.V. Maltsev (author for correspondence), PhD, senior research fellow of the group of potato storage and processing.  E-mail:

D.V. Abrosimov, PhD, head of the original seed potato laboratory

O.V. Abashkin, head of the elite seed potato laboratory

Lorch Potato Research Institute

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For citing: Maltsev S.V., Abrosimov D.V., Abashkin O.V. Storage of seed potatoes using chemical and physical methods of influence on tubers. Potato and Vegetables. 2019. No5. Pp. 31-34.

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