Green Bean Breeding and Evaluation (2012)

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Authors: Jim Myers and Brian Yorgey

Objective: Breed improved Bush Blue Lake green bean varieties with:

Identification of High Yielding Root Rot Tolerant Sweet Corn Hybrids

corn

Objective: Identify sweet corn hybrids released for the processing market for high and stable yields under heavy and light root rot pressure.

Cultural Management of Corn Root Rot (2004)

corn

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Alex Stone
OSU Dept of Horticulture

Objective:

  1. To determine the relationship between cropping history, sweet corn root rot, and yield.
  2. Develop cultural strategies to reduce the severity of corn root rot and improve corn yield.

Green Bean Breeding and Evaluation

beans

Supersweet corn variety yield and processing trial

corn

Objectives: To evaluate yield, uniformity, plant characteristics, and ear characteristics in the field, and processed quality of new varietal introductions of supersweet (sh2) corn.

Screening for sources of resistance to head smut in corn

corn

Objectives:

  • Test Plant Introduction lines and other germplasm sources for high field resistance to head smut.
  • Determine if immunity or true seedling resistance exists in germplasm sources.
  • Test commercial F1 hybrids and inbreds for head smut resistance.

Corn head smut resistance (1987)

corn

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Jim Baggett
OSU Dept of Horticulture

Objectives:

  1. Test Plant Introduction lines and other germplasm sources for high field resistance to head smut.
  2. Determine if immunity or true seedling resistance exists in germplasm sources.
  3. Test commercial F1 hybrids and inbreds for head smut resistance.

Relation of maturity to yield and quality in supersweet corn varieties

corn

Project Leaders: J. R. Baggett, Horticulture
G. W. Varseveld, Food Science and Technology

Evaluation of supersweet corn varieties for the Treasure Valley

corn

Objectives:

The project evaluates new supersweet and sugary-enhanced sweet corn varieties to identify superior plant materials. Varieties are evaluated for

  • Reliability in plant stand establishment.
  • Uniformity of maturity date.
  • Resistance to lodging.
  • Acceptability for yield and ear conformation.
  • Processing quality.

Determine the length of harvest period possible with a limited number of varieties.

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