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Tri-State Potato Research and Breeding Program Videos

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Introduction to the PVMI Videos

Videos Intro 
 
Jeanne Debons, the Executive Director of the Potato Variety Management Institute, gives a brief introduction to the videos being made to provide information about the program and the varieties that are being developed.

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Creating a New Variety

First Steps 
 
USDA - ARS potato breeder/geneticist Rich Novy describes first steps in the greenhouse for creating new Tri-State varieties.

Developing Clean Breeder Seed

Breeder Seed 
 
Jonathan Whitworth, a USDA-ARS Research Plant PAthologist, walks through the process of developing clean breeder seed.

Galena Russet

Galena Russet 
 
Rhett Spear, Potato Variety Development Specialist at the University of Idaho's Aberdeen Research & Extension Center, discusses the agronomic characteristics of Gelena Russet, a new variety available through the Potato Variety Management Institute.

Rainier Russet

Rainier Russet 
 
Sagar Sathuvalli, Oregon State University Assistant Professor and Potato Breeder discusses the new potato variety Rainier Russet from the Potato Variety Management Institute. Rainier Russet is a high yielding, medium to late maturing dual-purpose potato.

La Belle Russet

La Belle Russet 
 
Mark Pavek, Washington State University Potato Research and Extension Specialist, discusses the agronomic and culinary characteristics of La Belle Russet. La Belle Russet is an early maturing dual purpose potato available from the Potato Variety Management Institute.

Seed Production at Tetonia

Tetonia Center 
 
Jonathan Whitworth, a Research Plant Pathologist with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, discusses how clean seed are produced for the Tri-State Potato Research and Breeding Program at the Tetonia Research & Extension Center.

PVY Testing

PVY Testing 
 
Jonathan Whitworth, a Research Plant Pathologist with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, discusses how PVY testing in Aberdeen is accomplished.

Tri-State Potato Research and Breeding Program Activities, Spring 2020

Spring 2020 
 
A look at some of the work behind the Program's successful breeding program.

Tri-State Potato Selection Tour Klamath Falls, 2020

Klamath Tour 
 
Brian Charlton, Superintendent of the Klamath Basin Research & Extension Center in Klamath Falls, describes the annual field selection of new crosses and second and third year material, key to the success of the breeding program.