New Varieties

King Rustic potatoes return to Walmart

A new variety of russet potato, King Rustics, is back in Walmart stores. The King Rustics from MountainKing are available through February. Harves... more »

Variety Increases Acreage in PNW

With McDonald’s recently giving Pacific Northwest (PNW) process growers the green light to grow Clearwater Russet for french fry production, the var... more »

MPIC partners with MSU Extension for variety trial

In 2016, the Michigan Potato Industry Commission, Michigan State University potato specialist Chris Long and Michigan State University Extension Presq... more »

Going Dutch

Derk Gesink, 42, is a rarity in the potato industry. For the past 20 years, he’s worked as both a breeder and grower of potatoes. Today, Gesink is o... more »

Michigan Upper Peninsula variety trial results released

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension conducts multi-location field trials every year to evaluate new potato varieties. The Upper Peninsula locati... more »

Alsum introduces gourmet potato pouch packs

Alsum Farms & Produce will introduce a 3 lb. Gourmet Potato Pouch Pack at the PMA Fresh Summit on Oct. 15-16 in Orlando. The pouch packs can be se... more »

Variety management guidelines start from farms

Extension specialist Samuel Essah conducts several research studies every year with the objective of developing variety management guidelines for t... more »

Universities support US Potato Genebank research

Land-grant universities are collaborating to support the United States Potato Genebank in its endeavors to conduct potato research, support creation... more »

Florida potato growers explore sweet potatoes

Back in the 1920s, Danny Johns’ great grandfather was the first farmer in the Hastings area to use a tractor instead of a mule. Now, in a region kno... more »

Jining Green Living launches new sweet potato varieties

Shandong Jining Green Living International Trade has launched the harvest of two new sweet potato varieties: the red skinned White Flesh sweet potato ... more »


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