The Canon of Potato Science: 40. Physiological Age of Seed Tubers

  title={The Canon of Potato Science: 40. Physiological Age of Seed Tubers},
  author={Paul C. Struik},
  journal={Potato Research},
The physiological quality of seed tubers is determined by dormancy and – after the dormancy has been broken – by physiological age. Physiological age is the developmental stage of a potato seed tuber but it can also be defined as the physiological state of the seed tuber which influences its production capacity. Physiological age determines the behaviour of each bud of the seed tuber thus affecting the number of sprouts per eye and their vigour. Moreover, it also influences the physiological… CONTINUE READING

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