Project Number: 5354-21000-016-02
Start Date: Sep 13, 2011
End Date: Sep 12, 2016
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.