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Importance of planting good seed potatoes for high yields

W. T. Macoun

Importance of planting good seed potatoes for high yields

the quality of the seed planted is of more importance than the variety ...

by W. T. Macoun

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Published by Dept. of Agriculture in Ottawa .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Potatoes.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesCIHM/ICMH Microfiche series = CIHM/ICMH collection de microfiches -- no. 65090, Special circular / Dominion Experimental Farms and Stations (Canada) -- no. 19.
    ContributionsDominion Experimental Farms and Stations (Canada)
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 microfiche (6 fr.)
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18749978M
    ISBN 100665650906

    True Potato Seed Information. While potatoes grown from tubers or seed potatoes produce an exact genetic clone of the mother plant, those grown from true potato seed are not clones and will have different characteristics than the parent plant. True potato seed is most often used by plant breeders to facilitate hybridization and fruit production. Optimum soil temperature for good growth ranges from 55 deg. F. to 70 deg. F. A small planting of the earliest early potatoes may be attempted by planting weeks before the last frost date. The width between rows and overall plant spacing is determined by the size of your garden, however, gardeners can get by with as little as 2 feet between.

      Since potatoes don’t have seeds, growing them is a different process than is used for other vegetables. Pre-sprouting, or chitting, is not necessary but will get your potatoes growing earlier in the garden, and will give you higher yields. Potatoes that remain from last year's crop may carry undetectable diseases. Potatoes purchased at supermarkets (for table use) may have been treated to prevent sprouting. Best results (excellent quality and high yields) are obtained with certified seed potatoes.

    The first recorded planting of potatoes in the Oregon Country was made by the crew of the ship The use of healthy seed is essential for good yields and quality. Certified seed is inspected by professionals and considered to meet certain strict standards. Local growers are well acquainted with the importance of high quality seed. The. Chitting Potatoes. If you are looking to get an early start to the potato growing season, you can put your seed potatoes in quick start mode by “greening” or “chitting” before planting. They will be ready to plant outside as soon as conditions become favorable enough for growing.


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Importance of planting good seed potatoes for high yields by W. T. Macoun Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Importance of planting good seed potatoes for high yields: the quality of the seed planted is of more importance than the variety.

[W T Macoun; Dominion Experimental Farms and Stations (Canada)]. Importance of planting good seed potatoes for high yields the quality of the seed planted is of more importance than the variety () (Reprint) by Macoun, W.

(William Tyrrell), and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Too Many Seed Potatoes. The amount of loose soil you provide, not the number of seed potatoes you plant, is the main factor that will limit yields.

Crowding the plants will generally result in lower yields, not higher ones, so give each potato piece the space and soil it needs to thrive. When planting whole seed potatoes or pieces of potatoes, in general, more eyes per piece equals more potatoes. Smaller potatoes with one or two eyes per piece mean fewer potatoes, but they will be larger.

To further protect your seed potatoes, you can dust them with powdered sulfur right after cutting them.

"This disregards the space involved with planting. At 15" between plants and 30" between rows (main crop), sq. would be needed for 16 seed potatoes. 2 seed potatoes in each of 8 x 12" square bags would take up 8 sq.

At the harvest you suggested you would need 12 and a half times the space for 4 times the crop.". planting depth to cm tended to reduce yields in two years out of three.

Even though progeny seed yields and tuber numbers in the seed fraction were increased by using larger seed sizes, the smallest seed size used (12 to 15 mm) was suitable and produced viable seed yields and tuber numbers. A planting depth of cm was. The steps involved in growing potatoes are easy to follow, just read these simple steps and get out and get planting.

Choosing the Right Location for Growing Potatoes Potatoes like deep, fertile soil with a low pH of approx /5(3). For example, potato yields in the developing world average around 10 to 15 tonnes per hectare, less than half of average yields achieved by farmers in Western Europe and North America.

The present guide builds on experience gained through partnerships forged during IYP implementation to address critical aspects of sustainable potato production. ItFile Size: 2MB. That listing was very interesting, thank you for posting it.

In looking at red potatoes it says Pontiac is "Susceptible to most common potato diseases" and for Norland it says, "yields are low to intermediate." But it says of Red Viking, "The outstanding characteristics of Viking are high yield and good culinary quality.

The potatoes i received were large, whole and had no sprouts on them. It would be at least 5 months until they would be ready to be planted. If i wanted whole potatoes I could have gotten them from my garden for free.

Will not order from this place again and do not recommend this to anyone else looking for seed potatoes.3/5(). Potatoes are versatile for a wide variety of culinary uses, make a great storage crop and are generally simple to grow. That being said, you'll have by far the best success when you think carefully about your needs and select varieties for your climate and situation, because each variety has unique qualities that make it well-suited to a certain place or purpose.

According to the Bureau of Agricultural Economics, the average quantity of seed used by the growers of the United States in planting an acre of potatoes is bushels. It is believed that better yields would be obtained if from 15 to 18 bushels of seed per acre were used; in fact, under certain conditions there is every reason to suppose that.

5 lb. SEED POTATOES - Yukon Gold - Organic - ORDER NOW for FALL PLANTING by Ozark Locally Grown 2 new & used offers from min price $ As the seed potatoes produce sprouts, remove all but the topmost four on each tuber. This ensures that these get all the goodness of the seed potato.

The ideal sprout length by planting time is cm /1in although this is not critical. If the sprouts appear too early for planting the potatoes outside, simply rub them off cleanly and they will.

With the start of planting under way, Simon Alexander of SA Consulting notes the importance of good seed management this ’s vital to be ready for seed deliveries, and when they do arrive, check the delivery and know what’s in there.

“Bags should be labelled and carry the appropriate seal from the certifying authority. Also potatoes from this source have often been treated to prevent sprouting. Starting with quality seed is the essence of a successful potato crop.

Seed Quality. Regardless of your source of seed potato, check them thoroughly for quality before planting. Your seed potatoes should be clean skinned without excessive blemishes, brown or soft spots.

When to Plant Potatoes. Potatoes prefer cool weather. In Northern regions, some gardeners will plant the first crop of early-maturing potatoes in early to mid-April, 6 to 8 weeks before the average last frost date or as soon as the soil can be worked; they can survive some cool weather but the threat of frost is a gamble.

If there is a threat of frost at night, temporarily cover any. Selection of good seed is a critical decision faced by every potato grower. A good crop starts with good seed. The same amount of fertilizer, pesticide, and effort is put into a crop from poor seed as into a crop from good seed.

Scatter Method – Simply scatter the potatoes right on the soil and cover with 1"-2" of soil, adding more soil and mulch as the potatoes grow. This is not a good option if you have issues with rodents, but is good if you have issues with drainage.

Container Method – Place about 6" of soil in the bottom of a container (tall planter or garbage can with small holes in the bottom for. Today the potato is the fifth most important crop worldwide, after wheat, corn, rice and sugar cane.

But in the 18th century the tuber was a startling novelty. The potatoes are ready to plant when the shoots are about 3cm (1in) long. On early potatoes, rub off the weakest shoots, leaving four per tuber. Grow. When growth emerges, start the process of 'earthing up'.

Wait until the stems are about 23cm (9in) high and draw soil up to the stems creating a ridge about 15cm (6in) high.HI - sorry didn't put all the right pics up. Anyway to your question "what grows in our gardens here" Magnolias do really well, all the different varieties of broms, huge agaves all along the pool, camellias do well and I have alot of nz natives - Kauri, rerenga lilies, golden totara, flax, karaka, kowhai and of course all the ferns - hen & chicken, ponga.planting time increases the risk of seed piece decay, and planting into cool, dry soils can cause delayed sprouting and emergence of the potatoes.

Figure 6: Plant seed pieces 3 to 4 inches deep and space 9 to 12 inches apart. Plant tuber seed pieces 3 to 4 inches Size: KB.