TESTING OF ADVANCED POTATO GERMPLASM FOR AGRONOMIC, STORAGE, AND PROCESSING QUALITY CHARACTERISTICS
Location: Vegetable and Forage Crops Production Research
Project Number: 5354-21000-016-01
Specific Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Aug 25, 2011
End Date: Sep 30, 2013
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.
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, ID, Prosser, WA, 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 largescale 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.