Potato variety trials (2006) - 3 pages
The growing conditions during May through early July of 2006 were excellent, resulting in good early yields. Consistent heat in August and early September reduced yields at 120 days but increased tuber dry matter content. The 120-day harvest of some varieties was pre-empted by plot raiders. Scab ratings are trending down - reflecting the move to a less scab infested site as of 2003.
Performance of SSPGA varieties
AC Pacific Russet - This new release from the Prairie Potato Breeding Consortium produced good yields at the 90-day harvest. The 120-day harvest was lost, but in adjacent trials this variety outyielded
Norkotah by 10% at 120 days. Pacific Russet is targeted at the fresh market.
AC Peregrine Red - This SSPGA exclusive line continues to show exceptional yield potential, red skin color and quality if grown to maturity (120 days).