Phil Nolte, an Extension potato specialist with the University of Idaho in Idaho Falls, has prepared a presentation to help consultants, growers and others in the industry better understand and manage risks associated with cut potato seed.

The presentation discusses vegetative propagation, the importance of certified seed, the processes of suberization and wound periderm formation, the effect of temperature and other environmental factors on potato emergence.

It also discusses the interaction between dry rot and soft rot seed decay and provides guidelines on how to properly heal cut seed before planting.

To view the audio-visual slide presentation, click here.