27 July 2022
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.
Source: Agrilife Today