Volume 11, Issue 1 (spring 2007)                   JWSS 2007, 11(1): 165-178 | Back to browse issues page

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R. Mohammad Zadeh, M. Rahemi. The Effect of Heat Treatments on Sprouting and Storage Life of Potato Tubers (Solanum tuberosum L.) . JWSS. 2007; 11 (1) :165-178
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To evaluate the effects of heat treatments on sprouting weight, loss and other charactristics of two potato cultivars (Agria and Diamont) in cold (9±1) and ambient (18±1) storage, a series of experiments were conducted in 2004. In this study, after curing, the tubers of both cultivars were treated with warm air, at 25, 35, 45 and 57oC for 4, 8 and 12 h and with warm water at 22, 54 and 57 for 15 and 30 min. Treated tubers were packed in net bags and were kept in cold and ambinent storage for 2 and 4 months. The results of the study indicated that warm air at 45oC for 8 and 24 h and warm water at 57oC for 15 min. in comparison to control reduced the percentage of tuber sprouting significantly, without internal changes in tubers composition.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Ggeneral
Received: 2008/01/9 | Published: 2007/04/15

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