Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Animals, Agriculture & Food
Animals Agriculture Food
Plover Russet (W9133-1Rus): A Russet Potato with Better Disease Resistance and Fresh Market Potential
WARF: P140166US01

Inventors: Jiwan Palta, Felix Navarro, Bryan Bowen

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) is seeking commercial partners interested in a russet potato variety with superior properties and resistance to common scab, Verticillium wilt and early blight.
Growers of table-stock potato varieties are searching for a replacement for Russet Norkotah, the standard variety at present. Russet Norkotah does not store well and is susceptible to several diseases including common scab and Verticillium wilt.
The Invention
UW–Madison researchers have developed Plover Russet, a good candidate for the table-stock market because it has a smooth tuber type and size, comparable yield to Russet Norkotah and longer storage. The new variety also possess better resistance to common scab, Verticillium wilt and early blight.

The new variety is available through the Wisconsin Crop Improvement Association.
  • Russet potato production for the table-stock (fresh) market
Key Benefits
  • Attractive shape and very low internal defects
  • Superior storage and packing properties
  • Better resistance to several diseases
Stage of Development
Four years of field testing have been completed.
Additional Information
For More Information About the Inventors
For current licensing status, please contact Emily Bauer at [javascript protected email address] or 608-960-9842