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Maximizing Seed Performance:
Wound Healing and Disease Management




By Dr. Phil Nolte
Professor and Extension Seed Potato Specialist
University of Idaho
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Phone: 208-529-8376
Email: pnolte@uidaho.edu


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Summary:

This presentation will help consultants, growers, practitioners and allied industries in all regions that produce potatoes to better understand and manage some of the risks associated with the use of cut potato seed. The presentation discusses vegetative propagation, the importance of certified seed, the processes of suberization and wound periderm formation, the effect of temperature and other environmental factors on potato emergence, the interaction between dry rot and soft rot seed decay and provides guidelines on how to properly heal cut seed before planting.


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