July/August 2019

Joyce-Van-Eck-Greenhouse

Bioengineering offers options for growers, still waits on consumer acceptance

Bioengineering has made potatoes that are disease-resistant, apples that don't brown after slicing and groundcherries that stay on the plant until harvest.
Constance Variety Potato Parkland

Cultivar Corner: Constance a yellow with good uniformity, resistance to PVY

Overview Parentage: Marabel x AR93-1243 Developers: Parkland Potato Varieties | Agrico (www.parklandseedpotatoes.com) Strengths: Constance is a yellow-skinned, pale yellow-fleshed table potato ... more

EU’s ban on CIPC a situation to watch for US potato industry

There are many stages of production for potato growers, and they don’t end when the crop is harvested from the field. Storage is an essential part of the potato supply chain. Just as many problems c... more
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Europeans finding storage treatment alternatives with looming loss of CIPC

The European Union will beging phasing out use of the popular potato storage sprout inhibitor chlorpropham (CIPC) as of Jan. 1, 2020.
Winay-potato

Frost-resistant potato developed by Wisconsin, Peruvian researchers

A partnership between researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Peru have developed a new frost-resistant potato variety. John Bamberg, Alfonso del Rio and Jiwan Palta from UW-Madiso... more

Inside the Potato Industry: Storage

This survey is sponsored by Hansen-Rice. The questions and results were written and compiled by Spudman. More Spudman surveys can be found here.... more
potato bruise

Minimizing early weight loss key in limiting potato pressure bruise

Pressure bruise is a major defect and source of economic losses in potatoes for all market classes. [caption id="attachment_12835" align="alignright" width="300"] Symptoms of pressure flattening: s... more
Gary Roth Oregon Potato

New Oregon Potato Commission head Gary Roth no stranger to state agriculture scene

Gary Roth may be new to the Oregon Potato Commission, but he’s no stranger to the state’s agricultural scene. Roth, who recently succeeded longtime OPC director Bill Brewer, has more than 30 years... more
TC Collins Model Elementary

Teaching kids about potatoes focus of Michigan man

Today, less than 2% of Americans are farmers by profession. Most American children have little inkling of what it takes to grow a crop, nor do they appreciate how vital the practice is to society. In ... more

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