Effect and interaction of crop management factors on the glycoalkaloid concentration of potato tubers Academic Article uri icon


  • Potato tuber glycoalkaloid content was measured in response to nitrogen fertilizer rate, storage temperature, length of storage period and cultivar. Cvs Gemchip, Norchip and Russet Burbank were grown with applied nitrogen fertilizer rates of 0, 168 or 336 kg/ha and then stored at either 4.4 or 10C. Total glycoalkaloid content was determined one month before harvest, at harvest, after three months of storage and after nine months of storage. Higher rates of nitrogen, higher storage temperature and a period of storage all resulted in significantly (P<0.05) higher concentration of glycoalkaloids. The cv Norchip had higher glycoalkaloids than cvs Gemchip or Russet Burbank. Only the storage period had more influence than the environment (difference between years). Significant (P<0.05) two-way interactions were detected for year x cultivar, year x nitrogen, storage period x cultivar and nitrogen x cultivar. Most interactions were due to the unique responses of cultivars. 1994 Kluwer Academic Publishers.

published proceedings

  • Potato Research

author list (cited authors)

  • Love, S. L., Herrman, T. J., Thompsonjohns, A., & Baker, T. P.

citation count

  • 23

complete list of authors

  • Love, Stephen L||Herrman, Timothy J||Thompsonjohns, Asunta||Baker, Timothy P

publication date

  • March 1994