Breaking Potato tuber Dormancy

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Use chemicals such as calcium carbide (CaC2) and gibberellic acid (GA3).

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