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Research Project: Emerging and Invasive Nematode and Virus Pathogens Affecting Potato

Location: Emerging Pests and Pathogens Research

Title: Waneta, a variety with excellent chip color out of cold storage, long tuber dormancy, and resistance to the Golden Cyst Nematode

Author
item DEJONG, WALTER - Cornell University - New York
item HALSETH, DONALD - Cornell University - New York
item PLAISTED, ROBERT - Cornell University - New York
item Wang, Xiaohong
item PERRY, KEITH - Cornell University - New York
item QU, XINSHUN - Pennsylvania State University
item PADDOCK, KEN - Cornell University - New York
item FALISE, MATTHEW - Cornell University - New York
item CHRIST, BARBARA - Pennsylvania State University
item PORTER, GREGORY - University Of Maine

Submitted to: American Journal of Potato Research
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/3/2020
Publication Date: 11/12/2020
Citation: Dejong, W., Halseth, D.E., Plaisted, R.L., Wang, X., Perry, K.L., Qu, X., Paddock, K.M., Falise, M., Christ, B.J., Porter, G.A. 2020. Waneta, a variety with excellent chip color out of cold storage, long tuber dormancy, and resistance to the Golden Cyst Nematode. American Journal of Potato Research. 97:580-585. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12230-020-09806-z.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12230-020-09806-z

Interpretive Summary: Waneta is a new potato variety with white skin and white flesh that was released by the New York Agricultural Experiment Station in 2011. Waneta is notable for excellent chip color from cold storage, good yield, and long tuber dormancy. This new variety is resistant to both common scab, a soilborne disease caused by a bacterium-like pathogen, as well as the golden cyst nematode, a quarantine pest present in New York. Waneta has been grown in many areas, which helps ensure that the golden cyst nematode does not spread further.

Technical Abstract: Waneta is a white-skinned, white-fleshed potato variety notable for excellent chip color from cold storage, good yield, long tuber dormancy, and resistance to both common scab and race Ro1 of the golden cyst nematode (Globodera rostochiensis). It was selected from a cross made at Cornell University in 1998 between Marcy and NY115. The tubers are oblong with shallow eyes and relatively smooth skin. Chip color out of cold storage is lighter than ‘Snowden’. Marketable yield averaged 91% of Snowden across 88 trials in New York, Pennsylvania and Maine, while specific gravity averaged 0.010 less than Snowden. Waneta was released by the New York Agricultural Experiment Station in 2011.