Use of UV-C radiation for reducing storage losses of potato tubers

  • Tomasz Jakubowski University of Agriculture in Kraków, ul. Balicka 116B, 30-149 Kraków
Keywords: Potato, Storage, Damage, Losses, UV-C

Abstract

Ultraviolet radiation in the C band to limit storage losses of potato was applied. Six edible potato varieties, viz., Lord, Vineta, Owacja, Ditta, Finezja and Tajfun were used as test materials. UV-C radiation was emitted from a 15 W radiator. The wavelength of the light used to irradiate potato tubers was 253,7 nm and the power density from 80 to 100 μW/cm2. The method of reduction of storage losses of potato tubers, based on their exposure to UV-C irradiation, can complement the presently used methods of potato crop protection during long-term storage.

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2018-10-28
How to Cite
Jakubowski, T. (2018). Use of UV-C radiation for reducing storage losses of potato tubers. Bangladesh Journal of Botany, 47(3), 533-537. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjb.v47i3.38722
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Short Communications