The effect of applications of manganese sulphate to a neutral soil upon the yield of tubers and the incidence of common scab in potatoes

A. J. McGregor*, G. C.S. Wilson

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Abstract

Potatoes grown on a neutral soil with low water-soluble manganese content gave a normal crop with no signs of manganese deficiency. Treatment with manganese sulphate (0.5 cwt per acre) mixed with a compound fertiliser and applied in the drill at planting time, increased the manganese content of leaves and tubers but had no effect on the total yield of tubers. The manganese treatment, however, increased the average weight of tuber and markedly reduced the incidence of scab. The results suggest a possible method of controlling scab in neutral soils.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-64
Number of pages6
JournalPlant and Soil
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPrint publication - 1 Feb 1964

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