New Varieties

Potatoes packed with additional nutrients developed by scientists

Scientists at the International Potato Centre (CIP) in Peru are seeking to supply the world with a “super potato,” packed with additional nutrient... more »

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Bioengineering offers options for growers, still waits on consumer acceptance

Talking to researchers and companies about their genetically engineered projects for specialty crops is a little bit like a trip to a grower’s dream... more »

Cornell aims to make wild potato seeds more readily available to breeders

Cornell University's plant breeders and geneticists have played a significant role in the improvement of the potato, having released more than 50 vari... more »

Blackberry-potatoes

Cultivar Corner: Blackberry’s purple skin, flesh make it ideal for specialty potato market

Blackberry (MSZ109-10PP) Parentage: COMN07-W112BG1 x MSU200-5PP Developers: Michigan State University and MSU AgBio Research (potatobg.css.msu.edu... more »

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Cultivar Corner: Pomerelle Russet shows greater resistance to some diseases than russet counterparts

Pomerelle Russet Parentage: A97201-4 x A97299-1 Developer: Northwest Potato Variety Development Program (www.pvmi.org) Plant variety protection... more »

Great Lakes Potato Chips developing purple potato chip using MSU’s Blackberry

 As eating habits evolve, the potato’s place at the dinner table continues to change. David Douches, a professor in Michigan State Universi... more »

USDA seeks grant applications for Potato Breeding Research program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture is seeking grant applications for its Potato Breeding Research program... more »

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Cultivar Corner: Castle Russet has excellent processing qualities

Castle Russet (POR06V12-3) Parentage: PA00V6-4 x PA01N22-1 Developer: Tri-States Potato Research & Breeding Program (www.pvmi.org) Plant Va... more »

GMO

Inside the potato industry: GMO

A look at the results of Spudman's reader survey on if genetically modified (GMO) potatoes are good for the industry and what are the most desirable t... more »

Free webinar on geographic constraints in potato breeding coming from World Potato Congress

The World Potato Congress is hosting a free webinar on challenges growing different breeds in the various regions around the globe. The webinar, ti... more »


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