• Head Lettuce Variety Performance - Matanuska Valley, Alaska 1996

      Dofing, Stephen M.; Walworth, James L.; Carling, Donald E. (School of Agriculture and Land Resources Management, Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, 1996-12)
    • Head Lettuce Variety Performance, Matanuska Valley, Alaska 1997

      Walworth, James L.; Dofing, Stephen M.; Carling, Donald E. (School of Agriculture and Land Resources Management, Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1997-11)
      In 1995, 27 head lettuce varieties were evaluated in a replicated study at the Palmer Research Center, and two growers’ fields in the Matanuska Valley. The 15 varieties that performed best in 1995 were selected for evaluation in 1996 and 1997. The performance of those 15 varieties in 1997 is summarized in this report. Results from the 1995 and 1996 trials may be found in UAF circulars 106 and 108 respectively.

      Carling, Donald E.; Rissi, Peter (Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, School of Agriculture and Land Resources Management, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1988-03)
      A comparative yield trial with thirty-six 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 1987 growing season. The trial was conducted at the Matanuska Research Farm, located 6 miles west o f Palmer on Trunk Road. Nonirrigated trials have been conducted each year beginning in 1982, and irrigated trials were begun in 1985. Results of previous trials have been recorded in Circulars 49, 54, and 58, available at the Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station offices in Fairbanks and Palmer. Varieties with a history of commercial production in the Matanuska Valley (including 'Alaska 114', 'Bakeking', 'Green Mountain', 'Kennebec', and 'Superior') are included and serve as a comparative base for newly developed varieties, numbered selections, or older varieties that heretofore have not been tested at this location. Varieties that com pare favorably with the above-listed standards may warrant some consideration by commercial growers. 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 nine locations throughout the state.