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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Aberdeen at Forefront of Cold Chipping, Blight Resistant Cultivars

Authors
item Novy, Richard
item Corsini, Dennis
item Love, Steve - UNIV OF IDAHO ABERDEEN

Submitted to: Valley Potato Grower Magazine
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: February 15, 2000
Publication Date: August 1, 2000
Citation: Novy, R.G., Corsini, D.L., Love, S. 2000. Aberdeen at forefront of cold chipping, blight resistant cultivars. Valley Potato Grower Magazine. 05(108):14-15.

Interpretive Summary: One of the objectives of the potato breeding and genetics program at Aberdeen, Idaho is the development of potato cultivars suitable for Western chip growers and processors. Examples of the success of the program in the development of chipping cultivars include the release of Gemchip in 1989 and Chipeta in 1993. Each year, cold chipping and sweetening resistant selections are intercrossed with each other and with other non-cold chipping potato cultivars. The resulting progeny are evaluated in the field for suitable agronomic traits; promising clones are selected and subsequently tested for their ability to resist the accumulation of reducing sugars following storage at 40o F and 45o F.

Technical Abstract: One of the objectives of the potato breeding and genetics program at Aberdeen, Idaho is the development of potato cultivars suitable for Western chip growers and processors. Examples of the success of the program in the development of chipping cultivars include the release of Gemchip in 1989 and Chipeta in 1993. Each year, cold chipping and sweetening resistant selections are intercrossed with each other and with other non-cold chipping potato cultivars. The resulting progeny are evaluated in the field for suitable agronomic traits; promising clones are selected and subsequently tested for their ability to resist the accumulation of reducing sugars following storage at 40o F and 45o F.

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