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Focus on Potato


Sugar Management in Storage
April 2012




By Alvin J. Bussan, Ph.D.
Potato and Vegetable Production Specialist
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Phone: 608-262-3519
Email: ajbussan@wisc.edu


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Summary:

Sugar management is an important factor for potato crops, particularly those that end up as potato chips or French fries. This talk will help growers, consultants, and researchers--as well as others involved in pre-harvest and post-harvest management--develop potatoes with desirable sugar levels. In this presentation, we will discuss sugar management in various stages of crop management and storage. These stages cover in-season practices, particularly in relation to potato crop maturity and stress; best practices and timing during potato harvest; managing preconditioning in storage, and storage management.


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