The effect of immersion in sea water on the sprouting of potato tubers


Immersion of dormant potatoes in sea water for periods up to three days at 56° F. was found to shorten the dormancy period and increase the early growth of plants. More prolonged immersion, or the exposure of eyes that had begun to grow, resulted in a soft rot of tubers and injury to the sprouts. 
DOI: 10.1007/BF02861600

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