AquiMax® Improves Economic Value of Potato Production
2015 Miller Research, Aquecia, ID
Russett Burbank Potatoes on Loamy Sand
Randomized Complete Block Design with 4 Replications
AquiMax® irrigation technology was applied through a simulated linear overhead irrigation system. AquiMax® was applied at the time of tuber initiation and then two weeks later at a rate of 1 gal/ac. The applications were made prior to stress periods to avoid drought stress during important physiological stages of the potato’s development.
Application of AquiMax® improved yield by 27 cwt per Acre, and improved economic value of the crop by $471/ac for processed and $800/ac for fresh potatoes. AquiMax® also increased the concentration of NO3– and K in leaf petioles on 7 August, 2015.
Processed and fresh potato market value increased by $800/ac
AquiMax® improved economic value of processed and fresh potato production.
10% increase in Petiole Nitrate
AquiMax® increased the concentration of NO3– and K in leaf petioles.
AquiMax® injection into simulated linear gradient irrigation system at Miller Research, Acequia, ID. (Photos: Miller Research)