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Title: Elkton: A new potato variety with resistance to internal heat necrosis and suitable for chipping directly from the field in the southern United States

Author
item Haynes, Kathleen
item GERGELA, DOUGLAS - University Of Florida
item QU, XINSHUN - Pennsylvania State University
item PECK, MICHAEL - Pennsylvania State University
item YENCHO, G - North Carolina State University
item CLOUGH, MARK - North Carolina State University
item HENNINGER, MELVIN - Rutgers University
item HALSETH, DONALD - Cornell University - New York
item PORTER, GREGORY - University Of Maine
item OCAYA, PAUL - University Of Maine
item ZOTARELLI, LINCOLN - University Of Florida
item MENASHA, SANDA - Cornell University - New York
item CHRIST, BARBARA - Pennsylvania State University
item Wanner, Leslie
item HUTCHINSON, CHAD - University Of Florida

Submitted to: American Journal of Potato Research
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/13/2013
Publication Date: 5/1/2014
Publication URL: http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/59034
Citation: Haynes, K.G., Gergela, D.M., Qu, X.S., Peck, M.W., Yencho, G.C., Clough, M.E., Henninger, M.R., Halseth, D.E., Porter, G.A., Ocaya, P.C., Zotarelli, L., Menasha, S.R., Christ, B.J., Wanner, L.A., Hutchinson, C. 2014. Elkton: A new potato variety with resistance to internal heat necrosis and suitable for chipping directly from the field in the southern United States. American Journal of Potato Research. 91:269-276.

Interpretive Summary: Potato varieties grown in the southern U.S. are susceptible to a disorder called internal heat necrosis which causes death of flesh inside the potato tuber. We bred a new potato variety, Elkton, which is resistant to internal heat necrosis. Elkton was released by The Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; and the Agricultural Experiment Stations of Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York; The North Carolina Agricultural Research Service; and, the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station in 2012. It is a round, white-skinned variety with resistance to internal heat necrosis that chips directly from the field in the south. This variety will benefit the potato chipping industry by making high quality tubers free of internal defects available to processors during the late spring and mid-summer growing season.

Technical Abstract: Potato varieties grown in the southern U.S. are susceptible to a disorder called internal heat necrosis which causes death of flesh inside the potato tuber. We bred a new potato variety, Elkton, which is resistant to internal heat necrosis. Elkton was released by The Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; and the Agricultural Experiment Stations of Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York; The North Carolina Agricultural Research Service; and, the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station in 2012. It is a round, white-skinned variety with resistance to internal heat necrosis that chips directly from the field in the south. This variety will benefit the potato chipping industry by making high quality tubers free of internal defects available to processors during the late spring and mid-summer growing season.