Potato seed tubers may suffer from premature sprouting during storage, thus limiting their suitability for cultivation. Commonly used sprout suppressant treatments negatively affect bud viability and therefore a reliable method to inhibit bud development must still be found for seed tubers. The monoterpene carvone ((S)-(+)-carvone) was tested in small scale experiments. The vapour of this compound fully inhibited bud growth of tubers cv. Monalisa stored at 23 degrees C without affecting bud viability throughout 6 months of treatment. The most effective range of carvone vapour concentrations was between 0.34 and 1.06 mu mol mol(-1). With these qualities we can expect carvene to become a suitable sprout suppressant for seed tubers.
|Autori:||Sorce, Carlo; Lorenzi, Roberto; Ranalli, P.|
|Titolo:||The effects of (S)-(+)-carvone treatments on seed potato tuber dormancy and sprouting|
|Anno del prodotto:||1997|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/BF02358241|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|