1a. Objectives (from AD-416):
Test clones and cultivars available through the Tri-State Potato Variety Development Consortium and the Western Regional Variety Testing Program with particular attention to agronomic management strategies, that lead to greater profitability, sustainability, and tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses that affect processing quality and overall profitability of genotypes for the industry.
1b. Approach (from AD-416):
Potato genotypes emerging from USDA/ARS and other germplasm enhancement programs will be grown at several locations and subjected to specific management treatments to determine the optimum management practices to achieve the industry targets for yield, tuber size profiles, specific gravity, frying quality, and recovery and processing quality after differing lengths of storage at different temperatures. The effects of extreme temperatures and water availability regimes during crop growth in the field will be assessed to identify genotypes with the least erratic performance. Congressionally mandated, part of the Tri-State variety development program.
3. Progress Report:
Due to sequester and recision cuts, this SCA was unfunded this FY. Project is on hold. This project relates to the parent project Objective 1: "Determine the value of advanced potato germplasm with particular attention to disease, pest, and stress resistance, yield, quality characteristics, and profitability parameters."