New Varieties

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 »

Pomerelle-Russet-potato

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 »

Great Lakes Potato Chips developing purple potato chip using MSU’s Blackberry

 As eating habits evolve, the potato’s place at the dinner table continues to change. David Douches, a professor in Michigan State Universi... more »

USDA seeks grant applications for Potato Breeding Research program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture is seeking grant applications for its Potato Breeding Research program... more »

Castle-Russet-Spudman

Cultivar Corner: Castle Russet has excellent processing qualities

Castle Russet (POR06V12-3) Parentage: PA00V6-4 x PA01N22-1 Developer: Tri-States Potato Research & Breeding Program (www.pvmi.org) Plant Va... more »

GMO

Inside the potato industry: GMO

A look at the results of Spudman's reader survey on if genetically modified (GMO) potatoes are good for the industry and what are the most desirable t... more »

Free webinar on geographic constraints in potato breeding coming from World Potato Congress

The World Potato Congress is hosting a free webinar on challenges growing different breeds in the various regions around the globe. The webinar, ti... more »

Mackinaw-Potato-Cultivar

Cultivar Corner: Mackinaw shows resistance to PVY, late blight

Mackinaw (MSX540-4) Parentage: Saginaw Chipper x Lamoka Developers: Michigan State University and MSU AgBioResearch Plant Variety Protection: ... more »

Lamoka-Gold-Dust-Walker-Farms

Seed Acreage Report: Lamoka, Clearwater continue rising

Reported certified potato seed acreage in the United States fell by 6.7 percent in 2018, with several of the top cultivars seeing a corresponding dip ... more »

JR-Simplot-KWS-potato-breeding

Hybrid potato-breeding company created by KWS, J.R. Simplot

International potato companies J.R. Simplot and KWS SAAT have joined forces to form a new company, Aardevo, with the goal to create new potato varieti... more »


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