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Research Project: Breeder Seed Increase Site

Location: Small Grains and Potato Germplasm Research

Project Number: 2050-21000-035-28-G
Project Type: Grant

Start Date: Sep 1, 2019
End Date: Aug 31, 2024

Objective:
To provide an isolated site to increase breeder seed for the potato breeding program. The area is isolated from any other potatoes by approximately 10 miles, leading to less chance of virus being introduced from commercial potato fields.

Approach:
Strict planting guideline require that only seed that has been tested free of virus can be planted. Inspection, testing and removal of diseased plants is followed for this location in order to keep virus, especially Potato virus Y from being introduced into the seed grown there.