Potato Agronomy Research

potato seedlingThe potato agronomy trials are designed to evaluate some of the basic agronomic characteristics and management parameters required for newly released cultivars of interest to Saskatchewan’s potato industry, and to evaluate the performance of new potato varieties under Saskatchewan growing conditions.

Trials are conducted on the Plant Sciences Department Potato Research plots located in Saskatoon.

Agronomy of New Potato Lines:

Agronomy of New Potato Lines – 2015 Growing Season PDF
Trials evaluate the impact of N-fertility, crop maturity, in-row spacing, and soil moisture availability on potato yield and quality. Varieties tested: AC Peregrine, Norland, Sangre, Pontiac, Classic, Russet Burbank, Russet Norkotah, Kennebec, Shepody, Milva, Marilyn, Miss Andes, Miss Mignonne, Natasha, Campina, 401-1, Ludmilla, Yukon Gold.

Agronomy of New Potato Lines – 2014 Growing Season PDF
Several trials evaluate the impact of N-fertility, crop maturity, irrigation, in-row spacing, and post emergent herbicide application on potato yield and quality. Varieties tested: Milva, Toscana, Yellow Star, Chopin, Juwel, Ludmilla, Modoc, Belvedere, AC Peregrine.

Agronomy of New Potato Lines – 2013 Growing Season PDF
Several trials evaluate the impact of N-fertility, crop maturity, irrigation, in-row spacing, and post emergent herbicide application on potato yield and quality. Varieties tested: Milva, Toscana, Rosara, Yellow Star, Aladdin, Chopin, Annabelle, Jewel, Classic Russet, Clearwater, Modoc, AC Peregrine.

Agronomy of New Potato Lines – 2012 Growing Season PDF
Several trials evaluate the impact of N-fertility, crop maturity, irrigation, in-row spacing, and post emergent herbicide application on potato yield and quality. Varieties tested: Milva, Yukon Gem, Tosca, AC Pacific Russet, Alpine Russet, Classic Russet, Blazer, Clearwater, Modoc, AC Peregrine.

Agronomy of New Potato Lines – 2011 Growing Season PDF
Several trials evaluate the impact of N-fertility, crop maturity, irrigation, in-row spacing, and post emergent herbicide application on potato yield and quality. Varieties tested: Milva, Yukon Gem, O’Pearle, Pacific Russet, Alpine Russet, Blazer, Premiere, Modoc.

Agronomy of New Potato Lines – 2010 Growing Season PDF
Several trials evaluate the impact of N-fertility, crop maturity, irrigation, in-row spacing, and post emergent herbicide application on potato yield and quality. Varieties tested: Milva, Blazer, Alpine Russet, Pacific Russet, Gem Star, O’Pearle, Modoc.

Agronomy of New Potato Lines – 2009 Growing Season PDF
Several trials evaluate the impact of N-fertility, crop maturity, irrigation, in-row spacing, and post emergent herbicide application on potato yield and quality. Varieties tested: AC Peregrine, O’Pearl, Milva, Gem Star.

Agronomy of New Potato Lines – 2008 Growing Season PDF
Several trials evaluate the impact of N-fertility, crop maturity, irrigation, in-row spacing, and post emergent herbicide application on potato yield and quality. Varieties tested: AC PeregrineAC Pacific Russet, Gemstar, Dakota Jewel, CV 89075-1, Norland, Russet Norkotah, Russet Burbank, Dakota Rose.

Agronomy of New Potato Lines – 2007 Growing Season PDF
Several trials evaluate the impact of N-fertility, crop maturity, irrigation, in-row spacing, and post emergent herbicide application on potato yield and quality. Varieties tested: AC PeregrineAC Pacific Russet, Gemstar, Dakota Jewel, CV 89075-1, Norland, Russet Norkotah, Russet Burbank, Dakota Rose, 

Agronomy of New Potato Lines – 2006 Growing Season PDF
Several trials evaluate the impact of N-fertility, crop maturity, irrigation, in-row spacing, and post emergent herbicide application on potato yield and quality. Varieties tested: AC Peregrine, AC Pacific Russet, Gemstar, Dakota Jewel, CV 89075-1, Norland, Russet Norkotah, Russet Burbank, CV 89075-1.

Agronomy of New Potato Lines – 2005 Growing Season PDF
Several trials evaluate the impact of N-fertility, crop maturity, irrigation and in-row spacing on potato yield and quality. Varieties tested: AC Peregrine, AC Pacific Russet, Gemstar, Russet Norkotah, Russet Burbank, Norland, CV 89023-2, CV 89075-1, V0865-1.

Agronomy of New Potato Lines – 2004 Growing Season PDF
Varieties tested: Norland, AC Peregrine, CV 89023-2, CV 89075-1, Russet Norkotah, Russet Burbank, AC Pacific Russet, GemStar, VO865-1.

Agronomics of New Potato Cultivars – 2001 Growing Season PDF
Varieties tested: AC Peregrine Red, Cherry Red, Umatilla, Gem Russet.

Agronomics of New Potato Cultivars – 2000 Growing Season PDF
Varieties tested: AC Peregrine Red, Cherry Red, Umatilla, Gem Russet, Legend Russet.

Agronomics of New Potato Cultivars – 1999 Growing Season PDF
Varieties tested: ND2937-3, Umatilla, Gem Russet

Agronomics of New Red-Skinned Potato Cultivars – 1999 Growing Season PDF
This trial evaluated the impact of seedpiece spacing on the yields and tuber size distribution of NorlandCherry Red, and VO498-4 under irrigated and dryland conditions.

Agronomics of New Red-Skinned Potato Cultivars – 1998 Growing Season PDF
This trial evaluated the impact of seedpiece spacing on the yields and tuber size distribution of NorlandNorDonna and Cherry Red under irrigated and dryland conditions.

Other Agronomy Trials:

Influence of plant growth regulators on skin color and scab diseases of red-skinned potatoes
Presents the results of a 3 year study on the potential to use foliar-applied plant growth regulators to improve skin color and enhabce common scab resistance of red-skinned potatoes.

Changes in Vine Moisture Content and Yields Following Chemical Desiccation of Potatoes PDF
Rapid canopy dry down following chemical desiccation is critical to timely harvesting of potatoes. This project evaluated how several important varieties of potatoes respond to chemical desiccation.

Impact of low dosage foliar applied 2,4-D on skin color of red potatoes PDF
Foliar application of the herbicide 2,4-D has been reported to enhance the red color and improve skin appearance in red-type potatoes (Norland, Pontiac etc). This trial examined potential to use 2,4-D to enhance skin color of Norland grown in Saskatchewan.