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The objectives of this regional potato trial are (1) to develop pest-resistant, early-maturing, long-dormant potato varieties that will process from cold storage; (2) to evaluate new and specialty varieties developed in the Northeast; (3) to determine climatic effects on performance to develop predictive models for potato improvement; and (4) determine heritability/linkage relationships and improve the genetic base of tetraploid cultivated varieties. The results presented in this report reflect a portion of the activity directed toward objectives 1, 2 and 3.
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Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station
potato breeding, potato clones, potato varieties
Agricultural Science | Agronomy and Crop Sciences | Plant Breeding and Genetics | Plant Sciences
Porter, G.A. (ed.) 2008. East Regional Potato Trials 2006: Summary of NE1014 Regional Project Field Testing of New Potato Clones. Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station Miscellaneous Publication 758.