May/June 2021

Addressing farm succession: Plans need to be updated continually

Succession planning probably isn’t much above last will and testament toward the bottom of most farmers’ to-do list. Neither subject is pleasant to think about, but both are necessary for security... more

Advancing PEF technology to the potato chip industry

Advances in Pulse Electric Field (PEF) technology in the food processing arena represent both cost savings and increasing measures of sustainability in the fry and chip sectors. PEF was first disco... more

Cultivar Corner: Yukon Gem is a better-yielding, disease-resistant Yukon Gold type

Yukon Gem is a variety similar to Yukon Gold, which was used in the breeding process, but Gem has better yield and size distribution than Gold. Overview Parentage: Brodick x Yukon Gold Developer:... more

New tools, approaches may yield Colorado potato beetle-resistant varieties

The Colorado potato beetle is a major pest in North America that can reduce potato yields by 30-50% if unchecked. Control has historically relied heavily upon the use of pesticides, but failure of che... more

Nora Olsen named 2021 Spudwoman of the Year

Just saying North American potato production has benefited from the efforts of Nora Olsen would be an understatement.  Over the past two-plus decades, the University of Idaho (UI) professor and Ex... more

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