• Potato Variety Performance

      Carling, D.E.; Westphale, P.C. (Palmer Research Center, Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, School of Agriculture and Land Resources Management, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1989-04)
      A comparative yield trial with 24 named varieties and numbered selections of potatoes was conducted at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station’s Palmer Research Center during the 1988 growing season. The trial was conducted at the Matanuska Research Farm, located six miles west of Palmer on Trunk Road. Nonirrigated trials have been conducted annually since 1982, and irrigated trials started in 1985. Results of previous trials have been recorded in AFES Circulars 49, 54, 58 and 65. These circulars are available at the Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station offices in Fairbanks and Palmer.
    • POTATO VARIETY PERFORMANCE ALASKA 1985

      Carling, D.E.; Rissi, P. (Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, School of Agriculture and Land Resources Management, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, 1986-01)
      Comparative yield suitable, or potentially suitable, commercial production potato varieties were conducted during the 1985 growing season by the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, Palmer Research Center. Forty names and numbered varieties were included in the 1985 trial. Numbered varieties originated in the potato-breeding program of Dr. C. H. Dearborn.
    • POTATO VARIETY PERFORMANCE ALASKA 1986

      Carling, D.E.; Rissi, P. (Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, School of Agriculture and Land Resources Management, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, 1987-02)
      A comparative yield trial with 44 named varieties and numbered selections of potatoes was conducted at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station’s (AFES) Palmer Research Center during the 1986 growing season. This yield trial is the continuation of a potato variety testing program initiated in 1982. The trial again was conducted at the Matanuska Research Farm, located on Trunk Road near Palmer. Nonirrigated trials have been conducted each year beginning in 1982, but irrigated trials were not initiated until 1985. Results of previous trials are recorded in Circulars 49 and 54, available at the Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station offices in Fairbanks and Palmer. As in past years, varieties with long production histories in Alaska (Alaska 114, Bakeking, Green Mountain, Kennebec, Superior) are included and serve as a comparative base for newly developed varieties or older varieties that in the past have escaped testing at this location. Varieties that compare favorably with the above listed standards may warrant some consideration by commercial growers. In continuance of a program that was initiated in 1985, abbreviated versions of the AFES potato yield trial were conducted at locations in various parts of the state. These off-station trials again were made possible by the willingness of cooperators to plant, tend and harvest the crop. The seven off-station sites include several where comparative testing of potato varieties has not been reported previously.
    • POTATO VARIETY PERFORMANCE ALASKA 1989

      Carling, D.E.; Westphale, P.C. (Palmer Research Center, Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, School of Agriculture and Land Resources Management, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1990-02)
      A comparative yield trial with 45 named varieties and numbered selections of potatoes was conducted during the 1989 growing season at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station's (AFES) Palmer Research Center, Matanuska Research Farm, located six miles west of Palmer on Trunk Road. Nonirrigated trials have been conducted annually since 1982 and irrigated trials were begun in 1985. Results of previous trials are recorded in AFES Circulars 49, 54, 58, 65 and 71. These circulars are available at the Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station offices in Fairbanks and Palmer. Also included in this report are the results of abbreviated versions of the AFES potato yield trial that were conducted by cooperating individuals and agencies at six locations in Alaska. Varieties with a history of commercial production in the Matanuska Valley (including 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.
    • POTATO VARIETY PERFORMANCE ALASKA 1990

      Carling, D.E.; Westphale, P.C. (Palmer Research Center, Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, School of Agriculture and Land Resources Management, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1991-05)
      A yield trial which compared 45 named varieties and numbered selections of potatoes was conducted during the 1990 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. Non-irrigated trials have been conducted annually since 1982; irrigated trials were initiated in 1985 (AFES Circulars 49,54, 58, 65, 71, and 77). 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 eight locations in Alaska.
    • Potato Variety Performance Alaska 1993

      Carling, D.E.; Kroenung, P.C. (Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, School of Agriculture and Land Resources Management, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1994-05)
      A yield trial in which 43 named varieties and one numbered selection of potatoes were compared was conducted during the 1993 growing season at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station’s Palmer Research Center, Matanuska Farm, located six miles west of Palmer, Alaska.
    • Potato Variety Performance Alaska 1994

      Carling, D.E.; Kroenung, P.C. (School of Agriculture and Land Resources Management, Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1995-05)
      A yield trial in which 44 named varieties and one numbered selection of potatoes were compared, was conducted during the 1994 growing season at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station’s (AFES) Palmer Research Center, Matanuska Farm, located six miles west of Palmer, Alaska.
    • POTATO VARIETY PERFORMANCE IN THE MATANUSKA VALLEY 1982, 1983, 1984

      Carling, D.E.; Rissi, P. (Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, School of Land Resources Management, University of Alaska, 1985-01)
      A program of field research relating to the commercial production o f potatoes was initiated in 1982 at the University of Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station ’s research center in Palmer. T he experimental fields are located at the Matanuska Research Farm on Trunk Road near Palmer. This program is a modified continuation of a potato research program initiated more than 30 years ago by D r. C .H . Dearborn. Whereas the major emphasis of D r. Dearborn ’s potato program w as variety development and testing, the major emphasis here is study o f general cultural practices, disease development and control, and the comparative evaluation (yield trials) o f potato varieties having commercial potential. Plans call for the comparative evaluation of thirty to forty named varieties or numbered selections each year. Varieties are selected for testing on the basis o f yield potential, general quality characteristics, and disease resistance. An attempt is made to include all varieties grow n commercially in the state, newly developed varieties from breeding program s in the U .S ., Canada, and elsewhere, as well as established varieties that have yet to be thoroughly tested in this environment. Commercial varieties with locally proven “ track record s ," such as Alaska 114, Bakeking, Green Mountain, and Superior will serve as a comparative base for m ore recently introduced varieites. New varieties will be tested for 4-5 years before being dropped , kept for further study, or recommended to commercial growers. Summarized in this circular are the results o f three years o f variety trials (1982, ’83, and ’84). Also included are summaries of environmental conditions at or near the experimental test site and some detailed information about several locally grown commercial varieties.
    • Potato Variety Performance, Alaska 1997

      Carling, D.E.; Boyd, M.A. (School of Agriculture and Land Resources Management, Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1998-01)
      A yield trial comparing 45 cultivars of potatoes (Solanum tuberosum L.) was conducted during the 1997 growing season at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station’s (AFES) Palmer Research Center, Matanuska 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) were included to serve as a comparative base for newly developed varieties or older named varieties that have not been tested at this location. Russet Burbank, the variety most widely grown in the United States, also was included to broaden the base of comparison although past trials have demonstrated its unsuitability for this area. Varieties that compare favorably with the above listed local standards may warrant consideration by commercial growers. Nonirrigated trials have been conducted annually since 1982 whereas irrigated trials were initiated in 1985. Results of these trials were published in AFES Circulars and are available at AFES offices.
    • Potato Variety Performance, Alaska 1998

      Carling, D.E.; Boyd, M.A. (Agricultural & Forestry Experiment Station; University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1999-02)
      A yield trial comparing 30 cultivars of potatoes (Solarium tuberosum L.) was conducted during the 1998 growing season at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Agricultural and Forestry Experiment S tation ’s (AFES) Palm er Research Center, Matanuska Farm, located six miles west of Palmer, Alaska. A noteworthy change in design of this trial from previous years is the elim ination of a nonirrigated treatment. This change was made in response to grower requests that more emphasis be placed in other research areas. Also, the differences in yield between irrigated and nonirrigated studies, and thus the clear need for systems to supplement rainfall, has been well established by trial results from previous years.
    • Potato Variety Performance, Alaska 1999

      Carling, D.E. (Palmer Research Center, Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, School of Agriculture and Land Resources Management, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2000-02)
      A yield trial comparing 30 cultivars of potatoes (Solatium tuberosum L.) was conducted during the 1999 growing season at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station’s (AFES) Palmer Research Center, Matanuska Farm, located six miles west of Palmer, Alaska. Similar to 1998, this trial included irrigated but not irrigated treatments. Data from previous studies has documented the consistent need for irrigation as well as the magnitude of increases in yield that can be realized through irrigation.