New Varieties

Cultivar Corner: Fenway Red is a mid-season variety with high yields

Fenway Red is a round tuber with a beautiful deep and rich red skin with contrasting white flesh. This all-purpose variety has the perfect texture... more »

A look at some up-and-coming cultivars available to potato growers

Spudman regularly showcases up-and-coming cultivar varieties available to potato growers. Here is a list of some of our recent Cultivar Corner segment... more »

Cultivar Corner: Malou shows good resistance to key diseases

Malou is a large yellow variety that has shown good resistance to some key potato diseases, including PVY, common scab and early blight. It has shown ... more »

Breaking down 2021 seed potato acres

U.S. potato farmers grew more acres of accepted certified seed potatoes in 2021 than they had previously produced since 2017. Certified seed acreag... more »

2021 state-by-state seed potato report

The 2021 growing season saw U.S. seed potato farmers plant 106,651 acres that were eventually accepted as certified seed. That is up nearly 2,800 acre... more »

Planting the seed for growth: Corey Farms’ move to seed potatoes has paid off

Some potato farms in Aroostook County, Maine have histories dating back to the early 1800s. Daniel Corey’s operation is not one of them, however. ... more »

New potato cultivars: A look at some emerging varieties

Whether it’s to perfect shape and size, improve storability or protect against disease, potato breeders have their hands full meeting processor and ... more »

Little potatoes and true potato seed focus of next WPC webinar

The next free World Potato Congress (WPC) webinar will focus on “Little Potatoes & TPS: Good Things Come in Small Packages.” It will feature J... more »

USDA-NIFA awards $2.6 million in grants to four potato breeding programs

The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced Nov. 3 four grants totaling $2,665,520 to four potato breeding programs around the c... more »

Late blight-resistant potato variety announced by International Potato Center, Crop Trust

On Oct. 14, the 42nd World Food Day, the Crop Trust and the International Potato Center (CIP) announced the release of a new disease-resistant potato ... more »


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