New Varieties

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 »

Cultivar Corner: Galena Russet is a high-yielding, french fry processing variety

Overview Parentage: A98083-9 x Premier Russet Developer: Northwest Potato Variety Development Program (PVMI) Plant Variety Protection: Applied ... more »

LeRoy Salazar has decades of experience, including growing where potatoes originated

LeRoy Salazar not only has plenty of experience growing potatoes, he has the rather unique experience — at least among American farmers — of havin... more »

HZPC to host Potato Days Live virtual event

HZPC's Potato Days is going virtual in 2020 as Potato Days Live. The networking and information event is set for Nov. 4. Potato Days brings profess... more »

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 »


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