Submitted to: Potato Progress
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: August 1, 2002
Publication Date: October 1, 2002
Citation: ALVA, A.K., HODGES, T., BOYDSTON, R.A., COLLINS, H.P. PATTERN OF PLANT GROWTH, DRY MATTER AND NITROGEN DISTRIBUTION IN RUSSET BURBANK PLANTS. POTATO PROGRESS, 1(9):1-2. 2002. Technical Abstract: Russet Burbank is a long season potato variety generally used for most processed potato production in the Pacific Northwest. The vegetative and tuber growth pattern are important to develop adequate fertilizer management programs in order to optimize the production and quality of tubers. This study showed that the vegetative growth attained the maximum about 90 to 100 days after planting. The tuber dry weight, however, continued to increase until about 120 days after planting. The distribution and accumulation of nitrogen followed the similar pattern as that of dry matter. Under the conditions of this experiment with total tuber production of 35 tons per acre, the total nitrogen in the tuber was 240 pounds for acre.