New Varieties

Late blight-resistant potato variety announced by International Potato Center, Crop Trust

On Oct. 14, the 42nd World Food Day, the Crop Trust and the International Potato Center (CIP) announced the release of a new disease-resistant potato ... more »

Scientists working on frost-resistant potatoes in Peru

Spuds are survivors. Tubers have battled various scourges for about 10,000 years, as well as an unpredictable climate that can cause unseasonable f... more »

Cultivar Corner: Natascha is an early, high-yielding yellow potato with great taste

Natascha is an early, high-yielding, cooking-type yellow potato with excellent taste. The variety has attractive, long oval tubers with shallow eyes a... more »

Cultivar Corner: Yukon Gem is a better-yielding, disease-resistant Yukon Gold type

Yukon Gem is a variety similar to Yukon Gold, which was used in the breeding process, but Gem has better yield and size distribution than Gold. Overv... more »

Cultivar Corner: Rocky Mountain Russets are attractive tubers with high yield potential

Rocky Mountain Russet, a Colorado State University cultivar, are attractive tubers with high yield potential and resistance to many common potato plan... more »

USDA deregulates Simplot’s Snowden Z6 genetically engineered potato variety

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is extending deregulation to J.R. Simplot Company’s... more »

Petoskey is a chipper with common scab resistance, good long-term storage potential

Petoskey (MSV030-4) has excellent chip processing quality out of the field and long-term chip quality with high specific gravity and resistance to com... more »

Rainier Russet has attractive culinary, nutritional qualities (with video)

Rainier Russet is a high-yielding, medium to late dual purpose potato variety with long dormancy. Overview Parentage: A99134-1 x Canela Russet ... more »

Breaking down 2020 seed potato acres

The Russet Burbank isn’t a perfect potato, but it’s versatile enough, productive enough and stores well enough to continue to make it the most-gro... more »

Cultivar Corner: Erika’s traits include common scab, black dot resistance and cooking profile

Erika is an early-maturing yellow-skin yellow-fleshed variety. It produces shallow eyed, long-oval tubers with excellent flavor and firm cooking textu... more »


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