New Varieties

Maine approves Simplot genetically engineered potatoes

The Maine Board of Pesticides Control unanimously approved the registration of three new types of genetically engineered potatoes from J.R. Simplot Co... more »

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 »


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