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2014 Upstate New York Potato Variety Trial Report

January 29, 2015

from D. E. Halseth, E. R. Sandsted, and J. M. Kelly, Horticulture, Cornell:
Potato variety yield trials were conducted in four counties in upstate New York in 2014 in which a total of 30 named varieties and 206 breeding lines were evaluated. Ten replicated variety yield trials and two observational trials were conducted at the Thompson Vegetable Research Farm near Freeville in Tompkins County. Grower chip processing trials were conducted on mineral soils near Arkport (Steuben County) and Bliss (Wyoming County). Grower red and white tablestock trials were planted on muck soil near Marion (Wayne County). All trials at Freeville and on grower cooperator farms were grown using standard commercial cultural practices. Marketable yield, tuber quality and appearance, maturity, storage life and processing potential are among the important characteristics which are evaluated. Round whites, red, blue and purple-skinned potatoes, and russets were evaluated, in addition to breeding lines from Cornell, University of Maine, and USDA-Beltsille.

Thanks to Mahany Farms, McCormick Farms, and Williams Farm for their continued assistance!

2014 Upstate NY Potato Variety Trials and Cultural Practice Experiments (pdf; 458KB)

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