Start Date: Sep 29, 2009
End Date: Sep 28, 2012
To maximize initial uniformity, mini-tubers will be produced arising from a single mother plant using tissue culture. Half of the mini-tubers will be sent to collaborators in Idaho or Washington state and the other aliquot of mini-tubers will be grown out at a seed production site in Palmer Alaska. At the end of the growing season the resulting tubers will be harvested, graded, and stored for the winter. In the spring of the following seasons half of the tubers from each site/state will either be replanted at the other production site/state; the other half will be planted in the same site/state were produced. The experiment/procedure will be duplicated during three consecutive growing seasons. Data on date of emergence, plant growth, yield, and flowering dates will be recorded and compared. Additional research is being done to provide agricultural water recovery systems to potato production and to aid in concentration fishery by-products used for potato fertilization. Documents SCA with U of AK. Formerly 5341-22000-002-14S (06/11) jp.