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Agricultural Research Service

Title: Bannock Russet: Adual-Purpose, Russet Potato Variety Notable for Its High U.S. No. 1 Yield and Multiple Disease Resistances

Authors
item Novy, Richard
item Corsini, Dennis
item Love, S. - UNIV OF IDAHO ABERDEEN
item Pavek, J. - (RETIRED) USDA-ARS
item Mosley, A. - OREGON STATE UNIV,
item James, S. - OREGON STATE UNIV
item Hane, D. - OREGON STATE UNIV
item Shock, C. - OREGON STATE UNIV ONTARIO
item Rykbost, K. - OREGON STATE UNIV KLAMATH
item Brown, Charles

Submitted to: American Journal of Potato Research
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: November 29, 2001
Publication Date: March 1, 2002
Citation: Novy, R.G., Corsini, D.L., Love, S.L., Pavek, J.J., Mosley, A.R., James, S.R., Hane, D.C., Shock, C.C., Rykbost, K.A., Brown, C.R. 2002. Bannock russet: adual-purpose, russet potato variety notable for its high u.s. no. 1 yield and multiple disease resistances. American Journal of Potato Research. 79:147-153.

Interpretive Summary: Bannock Russet, a late maturing, long russet potato variety, was released in 1999 by the USDA-ARS and the experiment stations of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. It is suitable for processing into french fries and other frozen products. Its attractive russeted skin and excellent culinary qualities also make it suitable for fresh-market. Bannock Russet, in comparisons with Russet Burbank, has consistently produced greater U.S. No. 1 yields in trials conducted throughout southern Idaho. In other western trial sites, total yields of Bannock Russet have been comparable or smaller than that of Russet Burbank, but its percentage of undersize and cull potatoes is consistently less. Bannock Russet is resistant to potato virus Y (PVY), Verticillium wilt, common scab, and leafroll net necrosis. It also has moderate resistance to early blight (foliar and tuber) and Erwinia soft rot. Bannock Russet's multiple disease resistances coupled with its low nitrogen requirement, make it a low-input variety that could significantly reduce growers' production costs.

Technical Abstract: Bannock Russet, a late maturing, long russet potato variety, was released in 1999 by the USDA-ARS and the experiment stations of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. It is suitable for processing into french fries and other frozen products. Its attractive russeted skin and excellent culinary qualities also make it suitable for fresh-market. Bannock Russet, in comparisons with Russet Burbank, has consistently produced greater U.S. No. 1 yields in trials conducted throughout southern Idaho. In other western trial sites, total yields of Bannock Russet have been comparable or smaller than that of Russet Burbank, but its percentage of undersize and cull potatoes is consistently less. Bannock Russet is resistant to potato virus Y (PVY), Verticillium wilt, common scab, and leafroll net necrosis. It also has moderate resistance to early blight (foliar and tuber) and Erwinia soft rot. Bannock Russet's multiple disease resistances coupled with its low nitrogen requirement, make it a low-input variety that could significantly reduce growers' production costs.

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