Investigating Effect of Bacterial Wilt Disease, Blanching and Growing Environment on Potato Varieties (Solanum tuberosum L.) and Processing Quality of Potato Chips.
Author(s): Dagne T and Tigist ADagne T and Tigist A
This study was undertaken to scrutinize the influence of bacterial wilt diseases, growing environment and blanching on potato chips quality on five released potato cultivars grown at Humbo Tabala experimental fields in 2016 Ethiopian cropping seasons. The cultivars were planted in a Randomized Complete Block Design with three replicates. The effect of growing environment on selected agronomic parameters including stem number, plant height, dry matter content, specific gravity, yield and other yield components were studied. Maximum (9.13) and minimum (1.67) stem numbers as produced by Variety 5 and Variety 4. The lowest was produced by cultivar Variety 4 (248.7 g/hill). The highest specific gravity (1.110) and dry matter content (27.33%) was produced by Variety 5, while the lowest specific gravity (1.078) and dry matter content (20.33%) produced by Variety 2. All cultivars pr.. Read More»