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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Testing of Advanced Potato Germplasm for Agronomic, Storage, and Processing Quality Characteristics

Location: Fruit and Vegetable Insect Research

Project Number: 2092-21000-001-01
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Aug 25, 2011
End Date: Aug 24, 2016

Objective:
Testing of advanced potato breeding lines for yield, grade, storage profiles, and processing quality, and determine cultural practices for each selection that will optimize yield and quality, profitability and sustainability.

Approach:
Conduct multi-site trials using seed produced under a strict hygienic regimen designed to maintain freedom from important viruses. Evaluate advanced materials emerging from USDA/ARS potato breeding program at Aberdeen, Idaho, Prosser, Washington, and other breeding programs. Carry out post-harvest assessments for internal and/or external defects, storability, and quality of processed products. Identify low acrylamide advanced breeding lines. Coordinate large scale yield and quality trials with industry stakeholders to determine feasibility of profitable production under standard commercial conditions. Conduct trials to determine optimum fertilizer requirements, water use efficiency, seed piece spacing, and tolerance to selected herbicides for each selection.

Last Modified: 10/23/2014
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