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Potato Breeding Project Objectives

  1. Develop potato (Solanum tuberosum Group Tuberosum L.) cultivars for North Dakota, the Northern Plains, and beyond, using traditional hybridization and biotechnological techniques as appropriate, that are genetically superior for yield, market-limiting traits, and processing quality.
  2. Identify and introgress into adapted potato germplasm, genetic resistance to major disease, insect, and nematode pests causing economic losses in potato production in North Dakota and the Northern Plains.
  3. Identify and develop enhanced germplasm with resistance to environmental stresses and improved quality characteristics for adoption by consumers and industry personnel.
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