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Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout Tubers

General

Botanical Features

Agricultural Features

Very high yielding variety; tubers with good appearance. Numerous tubers per plant; high percentage of large tubers. It is recommended to use a spacing of 30 cm (12 in) on the row. Good resistance to internal and external defects; can stand adverse conditions like cold spring or drought. Tolerant to heat stress.

Argos needs a long vegetation period to produce high yield; it needs less nitrogen than other varieties. It is recommended to use 80 to 120 kg/ha of nitrogen depending of the soil's fertility. Low dry matter. Good storability, long dormancy period.

Reaction to Diseases

Field immune: potato wart.
Resistant: golden nematode (Globodera rostochiensis pathotype Ro1).
Moderately resistant: pale cyst nematode (Globodera pallida pathotype Pa2/3), tuber late blight, common scab, black leg, PVX.
Susceptible: gangrene, PVY, leaf roll, late blight on foliage.

References: é 1, 3, 4.

Send your comments to cfia.potatosection-sectiondespommesdeterre.acia@canada.ca regarding potato variety descriptions.

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