Agronomy of New Potato Lines (2005) - 8 pages
The 2005 growing season was cool and wet during May and June. Precipitation and temperatures were near normal in July and August. Crop establishment was slow but conditions were excellent during tuber set and bulking. 37 cm of rainfall was received over the growing season (normal = 20 cm). A total of 13 cm of supplemental irrigation was applied to the plots (Fig. 1). Yields were relatively high in both the dryland and irrigated trials. Weed control was achieved by applying metribuzin prior to planting, followed by linuron applied at ground crack. The crop was hilled twice prior to ground crack. The crop was overhead irrigated whenever soil water potentials averaged over the effective root zone (0-30 cm) fell below -50 kPa.
Time of Planting and Harvest Trials