September 1, 2011-August 31, 2013
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The eastern U.S. potato industry needs new potato varieties to overcome pest problems while reducing agricultural chemical use and to enhance marketing opportunities. This project will conduct potato breeding, germplasm enhancement, and selection studies to improve potato productivity and quality for important eastern U.S. markets. Novel and highly improved potato germplasm and varieties will be developed to reduce the impact of economically important potato pests, such as golden nematode, late blight, pink rot, and scab.
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Porter, Gregory; Alyokhin, Andrei; Lambert, David; Halseth, Donald; Yencho, G.; Jemison, John; Freeman, Joshua; Perry, Keith; Perkins, L. Brian; Zotarelli, Lincoln; Clough, Mark; Camire, Mary; Kleinhenz, Matthew; Dufault, Nicholas; Veilleux, Richard; De Jong, Walter; and Qu, Xinshun, "Potato Breeding and Variety Development for Improved Quality and Pest Resistance in the Eastern United States" (2014). University of Maine Office of Research and Sponsored Programs: Grant Reports. 31.