Intermountain Research and Extension Center
Intermountain Research and Extension Center
Intermountain Research and Extension Center
University of California
Intermountain Research and Extension Center

Potato Projects

132-Potato Variety Selection Evaluation & Development

Principle Investigator: Rob Wilson, Center Director/Farm Advisor, UC Intermountain Research & Extension Center; David Holm, Professor of Horticulture, Colorado State University; Julian Creighton Miller, Professor of Horticulture, Texas A & M University; Brian Charlton, Cropping Systems Specialist, Oregon State University, Klamath Basin Research and Experiment Center

132

 

  •   Evaluate new russet, specialty, and chip cultivars developed by public and private breeding programs for adaptation and suitability to Tulelake’s unique soil, climate and marketing conditions.

 

151-Comparison of Nitrogen-Fixing Cover Crops and Organic Amendments for Nitrogen Fertilization in Organic Potatoes

Principle Investigator:  Rob Wilson, Center Director/Farm Advisor, Intermountain Research and Extension Center; Darrin Culp, Principal Superintendent of Agriculture, Intermountain Research and Extension Center; Brian Charlton, Cropping Systems Specialist, Oregon State University, Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center

151

  • Determine which nitrogen-fixing cover crops are best suited for Northern California potato production.
  • Estimate the nitrogen credit to spring-planted potatoes from nitrogen-fixing cover crops.
  • Estimate the nitrogen credit to spring-planted potatoes from fall-applied chicken manure, steer manure and compost.
  • Determine the influence of fall-incorporated manures and fall-incorporated nitrogen fixing cover crops on potato yield and potato quality.
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