New Varieties

Fourth Generation Grower Says Marketing is Industry’s Future

Though Kent Bitter was born and raised on his family's farm near Shelley, Idaho, it wasn't until after his first year of college, that he realized he ... more »

Tri-State Potato Variety Program Releases Three New Potatoes for 2009 Growing Season

When potato producers plant their seed this spring, they'll have three new varieties to choose from:-Alpine Russet, a very high-yielding, medium- to l... more »

Acreage levels off, top varieties decline further

Total seed acres certified in the United States for 2008 remained about the same as last year at 109,211 acres. That's down from almost 132,300 acres ... more »

Idaho Extension improves visual quality and nutrients in fresh market potatoes

When Mike Thornton gets together with his brothers, Sam and Rob, you can count on potatoes being part of their conversation.The Thornton boys grew up ... more »

Facility has looked at potato storage issues for more than 20 years

At the University of Idaho's research storage facility in Kimberly, Nora Olsen has been overseeing the best methods of potato storage for almost 10 ye... more »

Fertile delta provides grower with “world’s best” soil to grow specialty crops

The Skagit Valley in northwestern Washington is a fertile delta formed by the Skagit and Samish rivers. It was there in 1938 that then 22-year-old Nor... more »

Michigan growers fund research and Extension

This is the first story in a series about the future of university Extension in various states across the nation.The Michigan economy is lagging behin... more »

Line straining improves varieties for Red River Valley grower

A North Dakota potato grower, a plant breeding lab at Michigan State University and a minituber seed grower in Michigan are working together to improv... more »

Total acres, top varieties decline

The top varieties of seed potatoes by acreage saw some big gains and some big losses in 2007. More than 300 varieties of seed potatoes were certified,... more »

Try some common scents

Organic produce and food sales have increased dramatically in the last several years. This demand for organic fruits and vegetables also includes the ... more »


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