publication . Article . 2008

Seed potato treatments in 1927

C. R. Orton; G. F. Miles;
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  • Published: 03 Apr 2008 Journal: American Potato Journal, volume 5, pages 131-136 (issn: 0003-0589, eissn: 1874-9380, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Abstract
From the standpoint of the control of rhizoctonia of potatoes by seed treatment, the instantaneous method with “Dipdust,” the organic mercury compound manufactured by the Bayer Company, Inc., does not show as high fungicidal value as the treatment for one and one-half hours in corrosive sublimate. In the case of scab, “Dipdust” appears to be generally as effective as either formaldehyde or corrosive sublimate. “Dipdust” reduces both diseases markedly and in view of the great saving in time and labor as well as the increase in yield, this compound offers particular promise to the practical potato grower who has never been satisfied with the older and more laborio...
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free text keywords: Plant Science, Horticulture, Mercury (element), chemistry.chemical_element, chemistry, Fungicide, Biology, Seed treatment, chemistry.chemical_compound, Agriculture, business.industry, business, Rhizoctonia, biology.organism_classification
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