​​Sugar Management in Storage

April 2012 | 33 min., 30 sec.
by Alvin J. Bussan
University of Wisconsin-Madison


​Sugar management is an important factor for potato crops, particularly those that end up as potato chips or french fries. This talk will help growers, consultants, and researchers, as well as others involved in preharvest and postharvest management, develop potatoes with desirable sugar levels. The talk will address sugar management in various stages of crop management and storage. These stages cover in-season practices, particularly in relation to potato crop maturity and stress; best practices and timing during potato harvest; managing preconditioning in storage; and storage management.

About the Presenter

Alvin J. BussanAlvin J. Bussan received his BS degree from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in Soil and Crop Science, his MS degree from the University of Minnesota in Agronomy, and his PhD degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Agronomy. He is currently the Potato and Vegetable Crop Production Systems Specialist in the UW-Madison Horticulture Department and has a 70% Extension and 30% research appointment.​

Contact Information:
Email: ajbussan@wisc.edu


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