New Potato Cultivar Evaluation for McCain Foods (Aust) Pty Ltd
The evaluation and identification of new French Fry cultivars with improved processing and agronomic characteristics adapted to different production regions of Australia is essential for the Potato Industry to remain competitive, profitable and sustainable. This project has evaluated and identified potential new varieties for the French Fry Industry, as well as allowing uptake into the wider potato industry. Under previous evaluation projects some varieties were selected as potential replacements and these continue to be evaluated. Further evaluation of breeding lines across production environments is needed to determine their potential for commercialisation. It is planned that this project is continued next season to carry out further evaluation of some highly potential varieties.