New Varieties

‘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 »

Michigan Upper Peninsula variety trial results released

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension conducts multi-location field trials every year to evaluate new potato varieties. The Upper Peninsula locati... more »

Alsum introduces gourmet potato pouch packs

Alsum Farms & Produce will introduce a 3 lb. Gourmet Potato Pouch Pack at the PMA Fresh Summit on Oct. 15-16 in Orlando. The pouch packs can be se... more »


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