Phosphorus and Compost on Potatoes

Compare compost with mineral P fertilizer as a means of supplying P to potato.

IPNI-2001-CAN-AB21

Labs and agronomists in Alberta are uncertain as to what phosphorus recommendations should be used for potatoes. Read more


Year of initiation:2001
Year of completion:2001
Map:

Interpretive Summary

2002

Phosphorus and Compost on Potatoes, 2002 The potato industry in southern Alberta continues to expand to meet the needs of newly established food processors. Soil testing laboratories and agronomists in Alberta are uncertain as to what phosphorus (P) recommendations should be used for potatoes. Petiole testing for P has only recently been used in the area. Standards for adequate levels of P in petioles have been used from the northwest U. S.

2001

Phosphorus and Compost on Potatoes, 2001 The potato industry in southern Alberta has expanded from about 22,000 acres in 1997 to around 43,000 acres in 2001. Soil testing laboratories and agronomists in Alberta are uncertain as to what phosphorus (P) recommendations should be used for potatoes. Petiole testing for P has only recently been used in the area. Standards for what are adequate levels of P in petioles are not adequately defined.


Updates & Reports

2001

2001 Annual Report

2001

Project Description

2001

Objectives

2001

Methodology

2001

Investigators

2001

Justification


Project Leader

Shelley Woods, Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development


Project Cooperators

Michele Konschuh


IPNI Staff

Adrian Johnston


Location

Americas \ Northern America \ CAN \ Alberta


Topics

4r source, crop quality, cropping practices, plant analysis

potato

Phosphorus (P)