Potato Storage and Storage Houses

One of 1,702 pamphlets in the series: Farmers' bulletin (United States. Dept. of Agriculture) available on this site.

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"Potato storage serves two purposes, the first of which is to make possible a longer marketing period for the crop, and the second, to insure the minimum amount of loss from moisture and decay. The successful storage of potatoes is dependent on a number o factors; as, for example, the quality of the tubers stored, the temperature at which they are held, the moisture content of the air, the size of the storage pile, and the exclusion of light. The proper storage temperature for potatoes is supposed to range from 34 degrees to 38 degrees Fahrenheit.... This bulletin deals with ... continued below

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27 p. : ill., plans ; 23 cm.

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Stuart, William 1917.

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  • Stuart, William "Horticulturist, Office of Horticultural and Pomological Investigations."

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"Potato storage serves two purposes, the first of which is to make possible a longer marketing period for the crop, and the second, to insure the minimum amount of loss from moisture and decay. The successful storage of potatoes is dependent on a number o factors; as, for example, the quality of the tubers stored, the temperature at which they are held, the moisture content of the air, the size of the storage pile, and the exclusion of light. The proper storage temperature for potatoes is supposed to range from 34 degrees to 38 degrees Fahrenheit.... This bulletin deals with the fundamental factor of construction and management of storage houses, as well as the methods of handling the crop that govern the condition of potatoes in storage." -- p. 2

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27 p. : ill., plans ; 23 cm.

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"July, 1917." -- title page

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The United States Department of Agriculture Farmers' Bulletins were produced to disseminate information about agricultural topics. This collection includes bulletins published between the 1880's and the 1980's.

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Stuart, William. Potato Storage and Storage Houses, pamphlet, 1917; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96487/: accessed June 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.