EFFECT OF BIO-ACTIVATORS ON THE TUBER YIELD AND TUBER SIZE OF POTATOES


ÖZTÜRK G. , YILDIRIM Z.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF FIELD CROPS, vol.18, no.1, pp.82-86, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF FIELD CROPS
  • Page Numbers: pp.82-86

Abstract

Two bio-activators, the Crop-set and the ISR-2000 were sprayed on the potato plants before flowering in order to increase tuber set and tuber size in a field trial conducted at Bornova, Izmir-Turkey in 2009 and 2010. The Crop-set increased the number of tubers per plants, plot yield, tuber width over the control in 2009 and 2010. The ISR-2000 had the highest single tuber weight such as 36.7 g in 2009 and 35.9 g in 2010. It could be concluded that bio-activators could be used in the minituber propagation stage in order to increase tuber number and tuber size in a seed potato program.