New Varieties

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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 »

Castle, Echo russet varieties reach growers for field trials

Two new potatoes could save growers in Oregon, Idaho and Washington millions of dollars by curtailing several serious diseases and improving processin... more »

‘More functional packaging’ on way for Little Potato Company products

The Little Potato Company is going for a new fresh look, more functional packaging and two new flavors for its Microwave Ready and Oven|Grill Ready pr... more »

New breeding technique to be used to fight late blight

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Albany, California, say they have found a way to streamline the process that scientists use to inser... more »

New varieties to protect against Colorado potato beetle

Canadian researchers have developed new potato varieties resistant to the Colorado potato beetle. According to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)... more »

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 »


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