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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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Agronomy Trials

Jake 
 
Mark Pavek describes the agronomy trials carried out in the Columbia Basin by Washington State University. The trials develop and expand on the information available to seed growers about PVMI varieties, to help maximise quality and quantity.

Postharvest Testing

Jake 
 
Jacob Blauer is a postharvest physiologist at Washington State University. In this brief video he describes some of the procedures that they follow in testing new varieties of the Tri-State Breeding Program: different storage treatments, etc.

U of I Parma Research & Extension Center

Parma 
 
Mike Thornton, Professor of Plant Sciences at the University of Idaho, talks about the work that they do at Parma in identifying new, successful potato varieties.

Development of New Potato Varieties: Part One of Three

Flowers 
 
Making crosses, or, hybridization, of selected beneficial lines.

Development of New Potato Varieties: Part Two

First Steps 
 
Production and harvest of True Potato Seed from plants hybridized (crossed) in the greenhouse.

Development of New Potato Varieties: Part Three

Hopper 
 
From True Potato Seed to a new variety..

Developing Clean Breeder Seed

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

Marker Assisted Selection

Marker Selection 
 
With Sagar Sathuvalli, of Oregon State University. Sagar is an Associate Professor, Potato Breeding & Genetics at the Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center.

U of I's Germplasm Lab

Germplasm 
 
The University of Idaho's Germplasm Laboratory in Moscow, with Jenny Durrin.

Grading Processes

Grading 
 
Variety Development - Grading Processes: With Sagar Sathuvalli, of Oregon State University

Applied Storage Management Research

Storage Management 
 
Nora Olsen, a professor at the University of Idaho, who specializes in potato storage, reviews the facility at Kimberly and the current research taking place there.

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.

OSU HAREC Potato Field Day, June 23, 2021

HarecPart1 
 
Potato Breeding & Variety Development with Sagar Sahuvalli

Annual Washington Commercial Seed Lot Trial, June 24, 2021

OthelloPart1 
 
Othello Field Day Part One: Interview with Mark Pavek

Annual Washington Commercial Seed Lot Trial, June 24, 2021

OthelloPart2 
 
Washington Field Day Part Two: Interview with Chris Voigt, Tina Brandt and Fahrettin Goktepe.

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.