Annual Texas field day

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Breeding program showing latest varieties

GROWERS and suppliers in Texas will today be able to see 180 potato varieties on display at an annual field day.

The annual Texas A&M Potato Breeding Program Field Day is being hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Barrett Potato Farms at Springlake Potato Sales and a field between Littlefield and Springlake.

The state's growing season began with strong winds, and the crop experienced mild hail in the middle of the growing season but most Texas-released varieties and advanced selections are tolerant to heat stress, having been selected under high-temperature growing conditions, according to the joint organisers.

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Source: Agrilife Today

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