De gezondheidstoestand van de aardappelplant onder den invloed van twaalf elementen

D.A. van Schreven

Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WU


The influence was studied of K, P and N in the potato variety President in an outdoor experiment in stoneware cylinders filled with alluvial riverine sand and in a greenhouse in glazed stoneware pots filled with glass sand, partly treated with concentrated HCl. From the outdoor plants, sections were cut through the middle of the first and ninth internode. With an Abb_'s prism, drawings were made, indicating diagrammatically the various tissues. The surface areas of the various tissues were measured with a planimeter. The average percentage of each tissue was calculated for each treatment (KPN, NP, KN, KP, P, K, N, 0).
The external and internal symptoms of Ca, Mg, Mn, Fe, B and Zn deficiency and those of Mn, B and Cu excess were studied in some potato varieties grown in glass sand or water culture. The effect of Na and Cl was studied in water culture by adding increasing amounts of NaCl, or CaCl 2 to the medium. Tubers showed internally typical symptoms only in Ca and B deficiency. The tuber disease from calcium deficiency was called medullary necrosis.
Original languageDutch
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Wageningen University
  • Quanjer, H.M., Promotor, External person
Award date27 Mar 1939
Place of PublicationWageningen
Publication statusPublished - 1939
Externally publishedYes


  • crop damage
  • soil properties
  • solanum tuberosum
  • potatoes

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