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Research Project: Development and Release of Golden Nematode Resistant Potatoes

Location: Emerging Pests and Pathogens Research

Project Number: 8062-22000-022-09-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Aug 1, 2015
End Date: Jul 31, 2020

Objective:
The objectives of this cooperative research project are to develop and release improved potato cultivars with resistance to multiple races of the golden nematode (Globodera rostochiensis), develop profiles of new resistant cultivars to aid grower acceptance, provide for nuclear disease-free seed of resistant cultivars.

Approach:
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.