Research, Varieties

Texas A and M potato breeding program wraps up another year with a successful variety

With Reveille as an early morning roll call and the name of the Texas A&M University mascot, what better name to give to an early maturing potato variety developed by the Texas A&M Potato Breeding and Variety Development Program. Fields of the new variety could be seen adjacent to the potato plots featured in the 2015 annual Potato Field Day held recently near Springlake on the Barrett Farm and hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M Department of Horticultural Sciences. Creighton Miller, AgriLife Research potato breeder in College Station, said his program annually plants first-year seedlings in field trials located near Springlake and Dalhart. This year, they planted 79,000 seedlings from 392 families or crosses in the trials between the two locations. More

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