New Varieties

Cultivar Corner: Queen Anne is a ‘visually brilliant’ yellow potato

Queen Anne is a visually brilliant potato with smooth, bright-yellow skin. This attractive mid-season potato produces high marketable yields while sho... more »

RPE to release premium red potato variety, Golden Red, this fall

After years of trials, RPE's new premium red potato variety — Golden Red — will become available to consumers this fall. Golden Reds are a "sup... more »

Cultivar Corner: Huron Chipper has strong tolerance to common scab

Huron Chipper (MSW485-2) is a new chip-processing variety developed by Michigan State University. Parentage: MSQ070-1 x MSR156-7 Developers: Mic... more »

Inside the Industry: Potato Cultivar & Rotation Survey

Spudman recently surveyed readers on potato rotations, why they choose the varieties they grow, cover crops and challenges they face in balancing long... more »

Potato-Seed-Plants

Hybrid potato breeding offers huge potential

Potatoes can be a tough crop to grow. Seed tubers are bulky, perishable and quickly degenerate when pressured by disease. Furthermore, improvement of ... more »

Biotech potatoes can bring improved performance, quality to global markets

From a scientific perspective, the potato is a pretty cool crop to work with. Cultivated potato and its wild relatives contain a lot of diversity — ... more »

Cultivar Corner: Autumn Rose is an early-maturing red with high yields

Overview Autumn Rose is an early maturing, red-skinned, white-fleshed potato. This attractive high-yielding variety has smooth skin with shallow eyes... more »

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 »


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