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January 2008

Happy New Year!

While it's hard to believe that 2007 is coming to an end and 2008 is about to begin, the staff at Spudman has been eagerly and anxiously awaiting this issue for quite some time. You see, for the staff... more

Line straining improves varieties for Red River Valley grower

A North Dakota potato grower, a plant breeding lab at Michigan State University and a minituber seed grower in Michigan are working together to improve the quality of red potatoes from the Red River V... more

Variety of markets builds organic acreage in Idaho

Organic potatoes account for only 0.4 percent of retail potato sales, but in 2007 the segment grew by 30 percent. There are more markets available for organic spuds, but it's been slow building.Mike H... more

Vectors of the disorder remain elusive

Zebra chip is the newest disease to affect potato production, and researchers are looking at a range of possible vectors of the disorder.Zebra chip potatoes first appeared in Mexico in 1994 and then o... more

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