A RESEARCH ON IMPROVING SEED QUALITY (PELLETING) IN TRUE POTATO OF 101 (NIF) GENOTYPE


Dumanoglu Z., ÖZTÜRK G.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.30, no.9, pp.10983-10988, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Title of Journal : FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Page Numbers: pp.10983-10988
  • Keywords: True Potato Seed, Solanum tuberosum L., seed pelleting, seedling emergence

Abstract

True potato is one of the most preferred crops in human diet. Mechanization is widely used in the production of potato which is reproduced vegetatively using its tubers. Generative reproduction, on the other hand, is done using potato seeds which are referred to as real potato seeds (RPS). This study aims at identifying the general features of the 101 (Nif) real potato seeds and the seed quality with pelleting which is known as a technique for increasing seed quality. Organic and inorganic materials were used as pelleting materials. Several physical (form, size, area, sphericity, thousand-grain-weight), physiological (seedling emergence and time), and mechanical (natural accumulation angle) quality parameters were examined. It was found that the pelleting technique increased the seed size by 1-1.5 times and the seed weight by 1.5 times in true potato seeds. Moreover, the pelleted seeds germinated (81.33%) more than the control group.