Studies on Storability of Potato in Ambient Condition

International Journal of Agriculture & Environmental Science
© 2016 by SSRG - IJAES Journal
Volume 3 Issue 6
Year of Publication : 2016
Authors : Atul M. Pradhan, Kisor Kumar Sarkar, Subhra Mukherjee
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Atul M. Pradhan, Kisor Kumar Sarkar, Subhra Mukherjee, "Studies on Storability of Potato in Ambient Condition," SSRG International Journal of Agriculture & Environmental Science, vol. 3,  no. 6, pp. 47-53, 2016. Crossref,


Globally potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) is an important food crop which saves millions of hungry people in developing countries. In India, 90 percent of potatoes are harvested in the plains in January-February at the beginning of hot summer. Seasonal production patterns, inadequate cold storage capacity, low domestic utilization, limited alternative market outlets (e.g., processing and export) often result in market gluts and poor prices at harvest resulting in economic loss to the farmers. Sometimes over production forces Indian farmers for distress sale due to lack of storage facilities or expensive cold storage. The problem may be solved by developing potato genotypes which can be stored in country storage with minimum loss. Thirty potato genotypes were evaluated for studying the keeping quality of potatoes cultivars in ambient condition to identify genotypes showing least loss during storage due to different factors like physiological as well as rottage. Genotypes V1-121, Kufri Chipsona-3 and Kufri Pushkar were found most desirable which showed minimum storage loss due to minimum reduction by combined factors causing physiological as well as rottage loss. Number of sprouts and their weight in stored tubers were found least in Kufri Sutlej and Kufri Himalini. Also Kufri Sadabahar showed maximum numbers of sprouts/tuber with minimum sprout weight and sprout length and cause low physiological loss due to sprouting.


Potato, keeping quality, ambient temperature, West Bengal


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