EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — Potato plants grow and mature in significantly different ways than most seed-grown cereals and fruiting crops, requiring growers to utilize management practices that complement the plant’s unique development.
The Plant Management Network (PMN) has released a new presentation entitled “Potato Growth and Development” to help professionals understand how management practices can impact growth, tuber quality and overall yield.
The webcast, developed by Mike Thornton, Plant Physiologist at the University of Idaho, discusses:
- Characteristics that make potato plants and production unique
- The maturation of plants and tubers at various growth stages
- Impact of key management practices on quality and yield
The 30-minute presentation will remain open access through August 31 in the Focus on Potato
The Plant Management Network is a nonprofit publisher of applied, science-based resources that help enhance the health, management, and production of agricultural and horticultural crops. Partnering with over 80 universities, nonprofits, and agribusinesses, PMN provides materials covering a wide range of crops and contemporary issues through the online PMN Education Center.
— Northern Plains Potato Growers Association
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