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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Advanced Breeding Line Evaluation, Testing and Hygienic Seed Multiplication of Potato for the Pacific Northwest

Location: Fruit and Vegetable Insect Research

Project Number: 2092-21000-001-03
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 21, 2011
End Date: Sep 20, 2016

Objective:
Identify improved potato cultivars with increased disease and pest resistance and quality attributes for profitable and sustainable potato production.

Approach:
Select in greenhouse and field, clones which display resistance to insect, nematode, and pathogen pressure and enhanced quality and nutritional qualities. Advanced Oregon potato selections will be grown at Hermiston Agric. Res & Ext Ctr fields continually cropped to potatoes and known to be highly infested with soilborne diseases including common scab, Verticillium wilt, and containing high populations of root knot nematodes. Ability to maintain high yield when exposed to PVX, PVY, and PLRV will be selected. Clones performing well will be retained and exposed to more rigid tests pending naming and release. Healthy planting stocks will be maintained by virus indexing and field rouging for all advanced breeding lines at the Klamath Falls Research Station.

Last Modified: 11/27/2014
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