Seed Piece Spacing Adjustment for Florida Chipping Potato
A Florida potato field
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plant population
economic analysis
production costs

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Krupek, Fernanda Souza, Steven A. Sargent, Peter J. Dittmar, and Lincoln Zotarelli. 2018. “Seed Piece Spacing Adjustment for Florida Chipping Potato: HS1317, 5/2018”. EDIS 2018 (3). Gainesville, FL.


Seed spacing directly affects crop revenue because the number of potato seeds planted determines the final plant population density. The analysis presented in this 5-page publication was extracted from a series of field trials that looked at improved potato plant arrangement in the field by adjusting seed piece spacing for Florida growing conditions. Written by Fernanda Souza Krupek, Steven A. Sargent, Peter J. Dittmar, and Lincoln Zotarelli and published by the UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department, May 2018.
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