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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Managing ZEBRA CHIP to Enhance Profitability and Sustainability of Potato Production FY11

Location: Small Grains and Potato Germplasm Research

Project Number: 5366-21000-032-02
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Sep 01, 2010
End Date: Jun 30, 2014

Objective:
Provide unique germplasm for the assessment of resistance to Zebra Chip and the insect vector of the disease. On the basis of the screenings, develop commercially acceptable germplasm with resistance to Zebra Chip

Approach:
Unique germplasm developed by the ARS-Potato Breeding Program at Aberdeen, Idaho will be evaluated for resistance to Zebra Chip disease and the insect vector of the disease. Individuals identified as resistant to the Zebra Chip disease and/or insect vector will be used in the breeding program as parents for the generation of progeny. Resistant progeny will be evaluated for agronomic performance and those with acceptable agronomics will be evaluated for acceptability for commercial production and further utilized in developing Zebra Chip resistant potato varieties.

Last Modified: 8/21/2014
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