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Eastern Potato Variety Development Database, (NE1231)

This is an interactive potato variety database that allows researchers and end-users to access and obtain potato variety trial results in one centralized site. It was developed primarily for scientists interested in potato variety development, growers, and allied industry members. The database is populated with the results of potato variety trials conducted in eight states (Florida, Maine, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia) and two Canadian provinces (Prince Edward Island and Quebec).
New potato varieties are needed in the East to serve a wide range of markets including fresh market, chipping, French fry processing, and seed industries. However, developing new high quality, pest resistant potato varieties adapted to broad geographic regions or specifically suited for new niche markets is no small task. In today's economic climate these efforts increasingly require a multi-disciplinary, regionalized approach to meet tomorrow's demands.

The Eastern Potato Variety Development team is composed of breeders, molecular biologists, cultural management specialists, plant pathologists, entomologists and extension specialists from over 8 states and 2 Canadian provinces. The overall goal is to develop an array of attractive, high yielding, disease- and insect- resistant, table-stock, processing and/or specialty-type potato varieties that can be employed by potato producers in the eastern United States.

The database currently contains over 35 data features and was developed primarily for scientists interested in potato variety development, growers, and allied industry members. Data points that can be selected include: Released varieties, Tuber Color, End Use. Vine Maturity, Specific Gravity, Appearance Score, Year Evaluated, many Primary Harvest Data categories (yield by hundredweight, shape, texture, color), Defects categories, Plant Maturity, Number of Replications, Days to Harvest, Total Rainfall, Parents, Degree Days, and Expected Use.

This is a project sponsored by U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (USDA-CSREES)

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Clough, Mark E.
Yencho, G. Craig
Christ, Barbara
DeJong, Walter
Halseth, Donald
Haynes, Kathleen
Henninger, Melvin
Hutchinson, Chad
Kleinhenz, Matt
Porter, Greg A.
Veilleux, Richard E.
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Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Florida, Maine, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Virginia
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Clough, Mark
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Primary Article

Clough, M. E., Yencho, G. C., Christ, B., DeJong, W., Halseth, D., Haynes, K., ... & Veilleux, R. E. (2010). An Interactive Online Database for Potato Varieties Evaluated in the Eastern United States. HortTechnology, 20(1), 250-256.

AgID: 10113/39866
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National Institute of Food and Agriculture
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Ag Data Commons Keywords: 
  • Plants & Crops
  • Plants & Crops
  • Plant health
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