New Varieties

UMaine potato breeding program gets $550K from NIFA

U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced Feb. 13 that the University of Maine’s (UMaine) Cooperative Extension Potato Integrated Pest Ma... more »

Fries made with new University of Maine potato varieties have less acrylamide

French fries made with the new potato varieties AF4296‐3 and Easton have much lower levels of a probable carcinogen than those made with Russet Burb... more »

Breaking down 2019 seed potato acreage

U.S. acres devoted to growing certified Ciklamen potato seed have steadily increased over the past decade. With just 62 acres in 2010, Ciklamen gro... more »

Cultivar Corner: Bellanita is an early yellow fingerling

Overview Parentage: AR97-1032 x AR97-0942 Developers: Parkland Potato Varieties | Agrico (www.parklandseedpotatoes.com) Description: The Bell... more »

Wild genetics key to conveying potato disease resistance

New research suggests that limited genetic differences in potato lineages has left British and American spuds vulnerable to the disease that caused th... more »

Potato breeders, growers compete for Best Oregon Potato Award

Farmers from across Oregon, retailers, researchers, professional chefs and culinary students gathered in Vancouver, Washington, Dec. 6 for the 10th an... more »

New Blackberry potato chips a hit in the Great Lakes

Nearly three years ago, Great Lakes Potato Chip Co. owner Chris Girrbach ran into potato breeder David Douches at an event where the latter was showca... more »

Huckleberry Gold potato highlighted by New York Times

When the New York Times’ food and wine writer waxes poetic about your potato— “Inside the Huckleberry Gold’s purple jacket is a fine-textur... more »

The Caribou Crew: Irving Farms gaining notoriety for up-and-coming variety

The Irving family has been growing potatoes in Aroostook County, Maine, since the early part of the 19th century. The Irvings are well-known for thei... more »

La belle russet

Cultivar Corner: La Belle Russet similar to Burbank, Norkotah with some notable exceptions

La Belle Russet Overview Parentage: A99031-1TE x A96013-2 Developer: Northwest Potato Variety Development Program Plant Variety Protection: ... more »


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