SELECTION OF LATE BLIGHT RESISTANT VARIETIES IN BANGLADESH FROM CIP POPULATION B3 POTATO CLONES


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  • Abdullah Al Mahmud Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI)

Abstract

Bangladesh is in a subtropical monsoon region and extends from 20°34’N to 26°38’N latitude, its agriculture is
comprised of several diversified rice-based cropping systems. Potato is an important winter crop across the country. To help
increase the sustainability of potato production in Bangladesh, a set of medium-term late blight-resistant potato clones bred
in CIP were evaluated for diversification potential at six locations from 2008 to 2013. After seven years of field trials, TCRC,
BARI identified two clones, namely CIP 393371.58 (coded LB-6) and CIP 393280.64 (LB-7) which are consistently resistant to
Late Blight under field conditions without fungicide and yield as well or better than the predominant commercial varieties
(Diamant) in a 90-day cropping window. According to the AUDPC, LB-4, LB-5, LB-6 and LB-7 were moderate to highly resistant
to Late Blight. The latter two produced over 30 tons of tubers per hectare. Similar yields were recorded in on-farm trials during
2011-12. These two clones were entered into regional yield trials as a requirement for variety release by the NSB. Based on
field performance at on-station and farmers’ fields, NSB released BARI Alu-46 (LB-7) in 2013 and BARI Alu-53 (LB-6) in 2014
as the country’s two late blight-resistant varieties.

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Author Biography

Abdullah Al Mahmud, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI)

Principal Scientist

On-Farm Research Division (OFRD)

Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute

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Submitted

2022-06-16

Published

2022-08-18

How to Cite

Mahmud, A. A. (2022). SELECTION OF LATE BLIGHT RESISTANT VARIETIES IN BANGLADESH FROM CIP POPULATION B3 POTATO CLONES. Potato Journal, 49(1). Retrieved from https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/PotatoJ/article/view/124847