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Bruising risk assessment advice sheet 11 - Soil moisture at burn-off

Publication Date: 
21 July 2011

In the BPC funded BRUCE study, soil moisture at burn-off showed a consistent correlation with tuber susceptibility to bruising. Dry soils were also associated with greater susceptibility. These results support speculation about the water status of tubers around the time of haulm destruction having an influence over bruising levels. Tubers in dry soils could be dehydrated and hence more susceptible to bruising.

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