Project Number: 2050-21000-032-02
Start Date: Sep 01, 2010
End Date: Jun 30, 2014
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.