Location: Emerging Pests and Pathogens Research
Project Number: 8062-22000-021-11-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: May 1, 2010
End Date: Apr 30, 2015
The objectives of this cooperative research project are to develop and release improved potato cultivars with resistance to multiple races of the golden nematode, effect more efficient protocols to screen segregating potato populations for resistance to the golden nematode, develop profiles of new resistant cultivars to aid grower acceptance, provide for nuclear disease-free seed of resistant cultivars.
1) Crosses of potato clones will be made to generate populations that are segregating for resistance to multiple races of the golden nematode and improved horticultural and marketing characteristics. 2) Potato clones will be evaluated for nematode resistance. 3) Resistant potato clones will be subjected to an extensive evaluation scheme and selected for improved yield, desired marketing characteristics, and disease resistance. 4) Production and storage profiles for advanced clones will be developed through field testing. 5) Disease-free seed stocks will be maintained and multiplied as necessary to meet grower demands.