Peter K. Scott1 and Janet McLaughlin1
(Partner: New Brunswick Potato Agency (SPUDTECH))
Abstract: A total of three transgenic NatureMark™ clones (KYLE) were evaluated for agronomic performance at Hartland, NB in 1999. Three clones with genetic modification for CPB resistance, PVY and PLRV immunity were compared to the standard Russet Burbank. Clone KYLE 086 had reduced total yields but all were equal for marketable US#1 yields and specific gravity with few defects. Additional quality evaluations are being conducted during the 1999-2000 storage season.
1Potato and Agricultural Resources Centre, NBDARD, 39 Barker Lane, Wicklow, NB E7L 3S4