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Study evaluates irrigation requirements to optimise quality at tuber initiation

A three year Potato Council-funded study has just been completed which has evaluated the irrigation requirements for a range of varieties for tuber quality, while also accessing the impact to beneficial soil microorganisms. Start dates for irrigation have become earlier in the life of the crop. The main driver for this has been quality and the control of common scab in both the pre-pack and processing sectors where tolerance levels have markedly declined, explains Potato Council’s water specialist Chris Steele. Scab-forming Streptomyces can multiply significantly in number on and around developing tubers in the period after initiation, a key time for common scab control. More

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