The sequoia potato: A recently-introduced insect-resistant variety

  title={The sequoia potato: A recently-introduced insect-resistant variety},
  author={M. E. Gardner and Roberto Schmidt and Frederick J. Stevenson},
  journal={American Potato Journal},
SummaryThe Sequoia potato is a high-yielding, late-maturing variety that has shown marked resistance to damage caused by flea beetles and leaf-hoppers.Vine resistance to late blight has been evident, but the tubers are susceptible to rot initiated by the late blight organism. Plants should be sprayed or dusted but probably will not require as intensive a program of spraying as does Green Mountain or Irish Cobbler.Some stem-end browning has occurred under conditions in North Carolina, but thus… 
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Resistance of some American potato varieties to the late blight of potatoes
It is now well over a century since the late blight of potatoes struck almost simultaneously with such devastating results on the European and the North American continents, an intensive search was initiated for the cause and means of control of the new potato disease.
Genetic transmission of potato leafhopper resistance from recurrent selection populations in potatoSolanum tuberosum L. Gp. tuberosum
Seven generations of recurrent selection reduced nymphal infestation levels by 68% and hopperburn severity by 39% against the unselected population and against progeny populations to test for genetic transmission of resistance on a population basis.
The use of foreign introductions in breeding American potato varieties
Though many of the varieties developed by the breeders of the 19th century have disappeared from general agricultural production a few of the best adapted, particularly P, usset Burbank, Irish Cobbler, White Rose, Triumph, Red McClure, Green Mountain, Russet Rural and Early Ohio, are still very important commercially.
Genetic variation in a population of tetraploid potatoes: Response to the potato leafhopper and the potato flea beetle
Negative genotypes, phenotypic, and environmental correlations between leafhopper infestation and flea beetle infestation suggest that selecting for resistance to one of these species, in the population sampled for these tests, would tend to increase susceptibility to the other.
Recurrent selection for potato leafhopper resistance in potato,Solanum tuberosum L. Gp. Tuberosum
Seven generations of selection reduced the level of nymphal infestation by 71% and severity of plant damage (hopperburn) by 45%.
Research on potato insect problems—A review of recent literature
  • R. Hill
  • Biology
    American Potato Journal
  • 2008
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