New Varieties

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 »

Data management system to go online in July

During the 2016 Potatoes USA Chip Committee Winter Meeting in Las Vegas on Jan. 12, the committee approved the development of a new Variety Data Manag... more »

Prospective Potatoes

Accumulation of high levels of reducing sugars during cold storage, known as cold-induced sweetening (CIS), is one of the more significant concerns fo... more »

Tech Knowledge joins produce, technology

The third annual Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Tech Knowledge Symposium, May 17-19 in Santa Clara, California, aims to help industry members dis... more »

PEI company debuts Rooster potatoes

W.P. Griffin Inc. of P.E.I., Canada has debuted its Rooster potatoes. The release coincides with St. Patrick's Day, as the variety was originally deve... more »


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