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Pre-sprouting also helps against Fusarium

June 2024

Seed potato growers who are staunch advocates of pre­sprouting claim that the method also helps against diseases such as Erwinia, Fusarium and Phoma. Cor Joppe, manufacturer of the widely-known Joppe Pre­sprouting bags, put this claim to the test and commissioned the Northern Arable Trial Farms [Stichting Proefboerderijen Noordelijke Akkerbouw (SPNA)] to exam­ine how the above-mentioned diseases develop in the tuber if they are kept either in pre­sprouting bags for several months or in a cooling plant for the same period.

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