Impact of low dosage foliar applied 2,4-D on skin color of red potatoes (1996-1998) - 2 pages
Foliar application of the herbicide 2,4-D has been reported to enhance the red colour and improve skin appearance in red-type potatoes (Norland, Pontiac etc). This management practise is extensive used in production areas of north-central United States where warm soil temperatures interfere with good colour development. This trial examined the potential to use 2,4-D to enhance the skin colour of Norland grown in Saskatchewan.
** 2,4-D is not licenced for application to potatoes in Canada. **
Trials were conducted at the Horticulture Science Department Potato Research Plots in Saskatoon from 1996-1998.