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Potato Variety Performance and Commercial Potato Crop Data Summary, Alaska 1991Carling, D. E.; Vandre, Wayne; Westphale, P. C.; Comeau, Mary (School of Agriculture and Land Resources Management, Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, 1992-05)A yield trial in which 43 named varieties and numbered selections of potatoes were compared was conducted during the 1991 growing season at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station’s Palmer Research Center, Matanuska Research Farm, located six miles west of Palmer, Alaska. Varieties with a history of commercial production in the Matanuska Valley (Alaska 114, Bake-King, Green Mountain, and Superior) are included and serve as a comparative base for newly developed varieties, numbered selections or older varieties that have not been tested at this location. Varieties that compare favorably with the above listed standards may warrant consideration by commercial growers. Nonirrigated trials have been conducted annually since 1982, whereas irrigated trials were initiated in 1985 (AFES Circulars 49, 54, 58, 65, 71, 77, and 84). These circulars are available at the AFES Offices in Fairbanks and Palmer. Included in this report are the results of abbreviated versions of the AFES potato yield trial conducted by cooperating individuals and agencies at other locations in Alaska including Delta Junction, Fairbanks, Homer, Kenai- Soldotna, and Kodiak.