New Varieties

Potatoes go Low-Carb

With low-carb diets sending potatoes onto the menu of taboo dinner items, growers are seeing decreased demand and decreased value of the once-prized A... more »

Grower Leader Retires

Bob Bartlett, a potato industry leader from Littleton, Maine, recently completed six years as a leader of the U.S. Potato Board (USPB). At the organiz... more »

News You Missed This Week

Here's a recap of the news stories that are of interest to the potato industry for the week of Sept. 21-25.With harvest underway, some potato growing ... more »

PVMI seeking licensees for specialty spud

A new specialty potato variety with a striking regal color both outside and in is looking for a home.Christened the Purple Pelisse, the new variety wa... more »

Pasco grower elected president of NPC

In January, members of the National Potato Council elected Ed Schneider of Schneider Farms in Pasco, Wash., the council president for 2009. He succeed... more »

Fourth Generation Grower Says Marketing is Industry’s Future

Though Kent Bitter was born and raised on his family's farm near Shelley, Idaho, it wasn't until after his first year of college, that he realized he ... more »

Tri-State Potato Variety Program Releases Three New Potatoes for 2009 Growing Season

When potato producers plant their seed this spring, they'll have three new varieties to choose from:-Alpine Russet, a very high-yielding, medium- to l... more »

Acreage levels off, top varieties decline further

Total seed acres certified in the United States for 2008 remained about the same as last year at 109,211 acres. That's down from almost 132,300 acres ... more »

Idaho Extension improves visual quality and nutrients in fresh market potatoes

When Mike Thornton gets together with his brothers, Sam and Rob, you can count on potatoes being part of their conversation.The Thornton boys grew up ... more »

Facility has looked at potato storage issues for more than 20 years

At the University of Idaho's research storage facility in Kimberly, Nora Olsen has been overseeing the best methods of potato storage for almost 10 ye... more »


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