1a. Objectives (from AD-416):
Identify improved potato cultivars with increased disease and pest resistance and quality attributes profitable and sustainable potato production.
1b. Approach (from AD-416):
Select in greenhouse and field, clones which display resistance to insect, nematode, and pathogen pressure and enhanced quality and nutritional qualities. Advanced Oregon potato selections will be grown at Hermiston Agric. Res & Ext Ctr fields continually cropped to potatoes and known to be highly infested with soilborne diseases including common scab, Verticillium wilt, and containing high populations of root knot nematodes. Ability to maintain high yield when exposed to PVX, PVY, and PLRV will be selected. Clones performing well will be retained and exposed to more rigid tests pending naming and release. Healthy planting stocks will be maintained by virus indexing and field rouging for all advanced breeding lines at the Klamath Falls Research Station. Formerly 5354-21000-013-05S (September, 2011).
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."