New Varieties

Texas A&M potato breeding program shows latest varieties July 27

The annual Texas A&M Potato Breeding Program Field Day, hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Barrett Potato Farms, will be July 27. ... more »

NDSU develops potato variety now approved for McDonald’s fries

The most recent potato variety to join the list of approved McDonald’s potato varieties is the Dakota Russet, developed at North Dakota State Univer... more »

Forthcoming Tri-State spud variety to honor potato breeder’s daughters

A cooperative potato breeding program that includes the University of Idaho (U of I) is poised to release a red-skinned variety with white flesh, nota... more »

Cultivar Corner: Fenway Red is a mid-season variety with high yields

Fenway Red is a round tuber with a beautiful deep and rich red skin with contrasting white flesh. This all-purpose variety has the perfect texture... more »

A look at some up-and-coming cultivars available to potato growers

Spudman regularly showcases up-and-coming cultivar varieties available to potato growers. Here is a list of some of our recent Cultivar Corner segment... more »

Cultivar Corner: Malou shows good resistance to key diseases

Malou is a large yellow variety that has shown good resistance to some key potato diseases, including PVY, common scab and early blight. It has shown ... more »

Breaking down 2021 seed potato acres

U.S. potato farmers grew more acres of accepted certified seed potatoes in 2021 than they had previously produced since 2017. Certified seed acreag... more »

2021 state-by-state seed potato report

The 2021 growing season saw U.S. seed potato farmers plant 106,651 acres that were eventually accepted as certified seed. That is up nearly 2,800 acre... more »

Planting the seed for growth: Corey Farms’ move to seed potatoes has paid off

Some potato farms in Aroostook County, Maine have histories dating back to the early 1800s. Daniel Corey’s operation is not one of them, however. ... more »

New potato cultivars: A look at some emerging varieties

Whether it’s to perfect shape and size, improve storability or protect against disease, potato breeders have their hands full meeting processor and ... more »


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