The incidence of gangrene of potatoes caused by Photna exigua in relation to handling and storage

JEAN F. MALCOLMSON*, ELIZABETH G. GRAY

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Abstract

Damage to potatoes during harvesting and grading increases the incidence of gangrene. Among the factors involved, the condition of the soil and the type of damage caused by the implements may be of importance. Gangrene is most evident in tubers which have been stored cold or moved when cold; warmer storage at some stage usually reduces its incidence and severity. Seasonal incidence is not directly related to rainfall but is determined by factors affecting ripening and destruction of haulm, moisture status of soils at harvest, susceptibility to damage, and exposure during storage and in transit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-101
Number of pages13
JournalAnnals of Applied Biology
Volume62
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPrint publication - Aug 1968

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