Greening in Potato Tubers

Potato Greening or Greening in Potato (allu mein harapan or आलू में हरापन) is a general problem in potato when tubers in potato field get exposed to direct sunlight.

It is seen in ‘uncovered potato tubers with soil’ in the field.


S. No.Heading(s)
3.About Solanine
4.Effect: Solanine poisoning

1. Cause

Exposure of tubers to direct sunlight.

2. Result

Production of solanine poison.

3. About Solanine

*It is a glycoalkaloid.

*Found in solanaceae family.

*Other plants with similar problems are tomato and brinjal.

4. Effect: Solanine poisoning

Eating affected tubers can cause gastrointestinal disorders.

Eating affected potatoes in sufficient amount can cause death.

5. Measures

  • Cover the exposed tubers with soil.
  • Keep green tubers in a room or under any shade.

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