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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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Cultivar Corner: Mackinaw shows resistance to PVY, late blight

Mackinaw (MSX540-4) Parentage: Saginaw Chipper x Lamoka Developers: Michigan State University and MSU AgBioResearch Plant Variety Protection: ... more »

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Seed Acreage Report: Lamoka, Clearwater continue rising

Reported certified potato seed acreage in the United States fell by 6.7 percent in 2018, with several of the top cultivars seeing a corresponding dip ... more »

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Hybrid potato-breeding company created by KWS, J.R. Simplot

International potato companies J.R. Simplot and KWS SAAT have joined forces to form a new company, Aardevo, with the goal to create new potato varieti... more »

Castle, Echo russet varieties reach growers for field trials

Two new potatoes could save growers in Oregon, Idaho and Washington millions of dollars by curtailing several serious diseases and improving processin... more »

‘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 »


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