New Varieties

The rise of specialty potatoes

Specialty potatoes are distinctive from the standard potato varieties commonly found in the marketplace. They may have a unique skin color, such as de... more »

Are diploid potatoes in your future?

What is all the fuss about? Perhaps, you have been hearing about diploid potatoes and how they are going to change the industry. Are diploid potatoes ... more »

Michigan State potato breeding program gets boost from USDA

Michigan State University received $700,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to invest in its p... more »

Cultivar Corner: AAC Hamer good for fresh white market, suitable for chipping

Parentage: AC87340-2 x ND2008-2 Developers: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Marketed by Parkland Potato Varieties | Agrico (www.parklandseedpot... more »

UMaine potato breeding program gets $550K from NIFA

U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced Feb. 13 that the University of Maine’s (UMaine) Cooperative Extension Potato Integrated Pest Ma... more »

Fries made with new University of Maine potato varieties have less acrylamide

French fries made with the new potato varieties AF4296‐3 and Easton have much lower levels of a probable carcinogen than those made with Russet Burb... more »

Breaking down 2019 seed potato acreage

U.S. acres devoted to growing certified Ciklamen potato seed have steadily increased over the past decade. With just 62 acres in 2010, Ciklamen gro... more »

Cultivar Corner: Bellanita is an early yellow fingerling

Overview Parentage: AR97-1032 x AR97-0942 Developers: Parkland Potato Varieties | Agrico (www.parklandseedpotatoes.com) Description: The Bell... more »

Wild genetics key to conveying potato disease resistance

New research suggests that limited genetic differences in potato lineages has left British and American spuds vulnerable to the disease that caused th... more »

Potato breeders, growers compete for Best Oregon Potato Award

Farmers from across Oregon, retailers, researchers, professional chefs and culinary students gathered in Vancouver, Washington, Dec. 6 for the 10th an... more »


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