What will the
consumer demand twelve years in the future? What new requirement will
What will favorite use for
potatoes be, such as...
- French Fries?
- Potato Chips?
- Dinner Table?
are you going to satisfy that need when the wide array of variables make
your decisions almost staggering?
The following pages will
give you a glimpse of what is required to stay ahead of the continuing
demand for tastier, better, and more durable potatoes.
The best way
to demonstrate the complexity facing the potato breeder is to tell you
that the amount of genes that potatoes have are similar in number to
humans (48). This is astounding when you realize that the average animal
has only 8. Look what kind of variation that is possible in animal
breeding, now multiply that exponentially and you get the idea. Ultimately
of course, these things are in the hands of the Creator.
We are back to choices...
which potato plants to pollinate with which and where do you start?