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

Evaluation of Certified Organic Control for Columbia Root Knot Nematode in Organic Potatoes

Principle Investigator: Rob Wilson, Center Director/Farm Advisor, UC Intermountain Research & Extension Center. 

May 26 2015 (2)

  •  Test the efficacy and crop safety of several organic approved nematode controls in Russet Potatoes.

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

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  •   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.

 

Cultural Management of New Potato Varieties

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

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  • Develop cultivar-specific cultural management recommendations appropriate for the successful introduction of new cultivars in Northern California.  Continuing in 2017, the research focus will be evaluation of new varieties yield and bruise response to different vine kill durations.

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

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  • 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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