Potataoes?

#2
What kind of potatoes are you growing?

I see you live in Texas, it is much warmer down there.
If the flowers are falling off, I wouldn't worry at all, unless you are attempting to harvest seeds as well as a fresh crop of potatoes.

You plants will flower, and bud at the same time as all of your other tubers.
The flowers falling off are probably from a little too much water, but I wouldn't worry about it, it will have no affect whatsoever on your yield.

Are you positive that it is the flowers falling off, and NOT the buds???
 
#4
That's odd.

It seems early for that.
The flowers will fall off if they are being over pollinated.
Lots of bes and bugs will knock off the flowers, that's not a problem and usually just indicated a great deal of moisture that year.

I'm not sure what would make the buds (eyes) fall off,
What type are you growing? I can find some information for you.
 
#6
Russet potatoes


I'm checking.
I e-mailed a friend of mine, he is a professor at K-State. I figure an agricultural professor at one of the best agricultural and veterenary universities on the face of the earth should know a thing or two!! :D

I'll let you know as soon as I hear something back.