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Blackberry-potatoes

Cultivar Corner: Blackberry’s purple skin, flesh make it ideal for specialty potato market

Blackberry (MSZ109-10PP) Parentage: COMN07-W112BG1 x MSU200-5PP Developers: Michigan State University and MSU AgBio Research (potatobg.css.msu.edu... more »

Mydibel new potato varieties

Belgium’s ideal soil helps make it largest exporter of frozen potatoes

It’s no secret that Belgians love their fries. In fact, the mere mention of “frietjes” can lead the most reserved Belgian to wax poetic, inspiri... more »

Importance of early, mid and late season application of Calcium

(Sponsored) Good calcium levels in potato tubers can reduce multiple quality problems including Internal Rust Spot (IRS), internal browning and hollow... more »

2019 Spudwoman of the Year Alison Sklarczyk

Nurturing potatoes was not how Alison Sklarczyk envisioned her future. Nurturing puppies was more like it. When Alison Hinshaw entered Michigan Sta... more »

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NPC’s new leadership team outlines focus for the future

The National Potato Council is entering a new era. On June 30, 2019, John Keeling will officially retire from his role as executive vice president ... more »

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Tiny Prince Edward Island a major producer of potatoes

Prince Edward Island (PEI) off the east coast of Canada is home to just 152,000 people, but accounts for 25 percent of Canada’s potato production. ... more »

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Arming against the pale cyst nematode threat

Potato production in the U.S. and the viability of international markets for U.S. potatoes are threatened by the presence and potential geographic spr... more »

PVY: Study shows how different strains affect different potato varieties

Potato virus Y (PVY) is one of the most troublesome diseases potato growers face. The virus can have a backbreaking effect on a farm’s bottom line, ... more »

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Cultivar Corner: Pomerelle Russet shows greater resistance to some diseases than russet counterparts

Pomerelle Russet Parentage: A97201-4 x A97299-1 Developer: Northwest Potato Variety Development Program (www.pvmi.org) Plant variety protection... more »

Improve tuber calcium levels

(Sponsored) Although improving tuber calcium levels improves quality, growers often get little benefit from application of calcium fertilizers. David ... more »


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