Breaking Potato tuber Dormancy or Pagpapatubo
Planting of sprouted seed tubers result in early and uniform emergence. The dormancy of potato seed tubers may be broken by various methods:
- Use fluctuating temperature. Bring tubers to a warmer area for a short period before returning them to the farm or storage room. This could be done by holding tubers above the cooking areas.
- Use chemicals such as calcium carbide (CaC2) and gibberellic acid (GA3).