Method for the Reduction of Natural Losses of Potato Tubers During their Long-Term Storage

Tomasz Jakubowski , Jolanta B. Królczyk


The purpose of the study was to establish whether UV-C radiation applied to potato tubers prior to their storage aected their natural losses over a long period of time. A custom-built UV-C radiation stand constructed for the purpose of this experiment was equipped with a UV-C NBV15 radiator generating a 253.7 nm long wave with power density of 80 to 100 Wcm􀀀2. Three varieties of edible medium late potatoes, Jelly, Syrena, and Fianna, were the objects of the research. The measurement of tightly controlled storage conditions was carried out over three seasons between 2016/2017 and 2018/2019, in a professional agricultural cold store with automated adjustment of interior microclimate parameters. The obtained data were processed using the variance analysis ( = 0.05). There was a statistically significant reduction in transpiration- and respiration-caused losses in the UV-C radiated potato tubers in comparison to those of the control sample. Additionally, the Jelly variety reacted to UV-C radiation demonstrating a reduction in sprout weight.
Author Tomasz Jakubowski (FoPaPE / IoMEEaPP)
Tomasz Jakubowski,,
- Institute of Machinery Exploitation, Ergonomics and Production Processes
, Jolanta B. Królczyk - Politechnika Opolska
Jolanta B. Królczyk,,
Journal seriesSustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets101
Article number1048
Keywords in Englishpotato; tuber; storage losses; UV-C
ASJC Classification3305 Geography, Planning and Development; 2105 Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment; 2308 Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); author's original; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); after publication
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