New Varieties

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 »

Variety management guidelines start from farms

Extension specialist Samuel Essah conducts several research studies every year with the objective of developing variety management guidelines for t... more »

Universities support US Potato Genebank research

Land-grant universities are collaborating to support the United States Potato Genebank in its endeavors to conduct potato research, support creation... more »

Florida potato growers explore sweet potatoes

Back in the 1920s, Danny Johns’ great grandfather was the first farmer in the Hastings area to use a tractor instead of a mule. Now, in a region kno... more »

Jining Green Living launches new sweet potato varieties

Shandong Jining Green Living International Trade has launched the harvest of two new sweet potato varieties: the red skinned White Flesh sweet potato ... more »

Psyllids, new varieties hot topics at Texas A&M field day

The hot potato news in the High Plains is harvest is underway, psyllids are threatening unharvested fields and new varieties are showing lots of promi... more »

Calyxt to develop improved potato

Calyxt, an agbiotech company focused on developing crops with healthier characteristics, is planning to launch a second wave of products in 2019, incl... more »

Texas A&M field day to feature new variety

The annual Potato Field Day in the High Plains featuring the Texas A&M University AgriLife Potato Breeding and Variety Development Program will be... more »

Potato storage research advances

Researchers in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin, Madison conduct potato storage research to assess new var... more »


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