• INFLUENCE OF STRAIN AND GENERATION NUMBER ON PERFORMANCE OF THE POTATO VARIETY RUSSET NORKOTAH

      Carling, Donald E. (School of Agriculture and Land Resources Management, Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1999-02)
      It is well known that strain and generation number can influence the quality and quantity of tubers produced by varieties of potatoes. However, the effect of strain and generation number on yield may be quite different from one variety to another. Strains are spontaneously occurring variants within a variety that may possess qualitative or quantitative characteristics that are superior to the parent variety. Strain selection is a practice that has been in use with potatoes for many years and examples of successful strain selections include Russet Burbank from Burbank, Dark Red Norland from Norland and Norgold Russet M from Norgold Russet. Some strains are discovered based on chance observations of desirable characteristics while others are the products of systematic searches for superior performance.
    • INFLUENCE OF STRAIN OR SOURCE AND GENERATION NUMBER ON PERFORMANCE OF THE POTATO VARIETY RUSSET NORKOTAH 1999

      Carling, Donald E. (School of Agriculture and Land Resources Management, Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2000-02)
      Strains are spontaneously occurring variants within a potato variety that may possess qualitative or quantitative characteristics that are superior to the parent variety. Strain selection is a practice that has been in use with potatoes for many years and examples of successful strain selections include Russet Burbank from Burbank, Dark Red Norland from Norland and Norgold Russet “M” from Norgold Russet. Some strains are discovered based on chance observations of desirable characteristics while others are the products of systematic searches for superior performance. Strain can influence the quality and quantity of tubers produced by a given variety of potato.