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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Testing of Potato Genotypes for Utilization by Industry in Washington State

Location: Vegetable and Forage Crops Production Research

Project Number: 5354-21000-016-02
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 13, 2011
End Date: Sep 12, 2016

Objective:
Test clones and cultivars available through the Tri-State Potato Variety Development Consortium and the Western Regional Variety Testing Program with particular attention to agronomic management strategies, that lead to greater profitability, sustainability, and tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses that affect processing quality and overall profitability of genotypes for the industry.

Approach:
Potato genotypes emerging from USDA/ARS and other germplasm enhancement programs will be grown at several locations and subjected to specific management treatments to determine the optimum management practices to achieve the industry targets for yield, tuber size profiles, specific gravity, frying quality, and recovery and processing quality after differing lengths of storage at different temperatures. The effects of extreme temperatures and water availability regimes during crop growth in the field will be assessed to identify genotypes with the least erratic performance. Congressionally mandated, part of the Tri-State variety development program.

Last Modified: 7/28/2014
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