Potato Seed Treatment
1. 1% Thiourea Treatment:
i) This treatment is given to break the dormancy of the tubers when they are to be used before resting period of the tubers when they are to be used before resting period of 2.5 to 3 month.
ii) The tubers are dipped in 1% thiourea solution for 1 hour before planting.
2. Light Treatment:
i) The tubers are spread in thin layer in a cool place and exposed to diffused light.
ii) This treatment is given for sprouting of tubers, better germination and early maturity.
3. Fungicide Treatment:
i) This treatment is usually given to cut tubers to avoid decaying by soil microorganisms after sowing.
ii) Cut tubers are dipped in 0.2 % Bavistin or Dithane Z – 78 solution for 5 to 10 minutes.