March 2021

Early last year, Ugandan experts forecast 40-50% adoption of the new bioengineered potato 3R Victoria in 15 years’ time. Field trials showed significantly higher yields without the use of fungicide.... more »
Clearwater Russet offers many advantages to potato growers as a dual-purpose russet cultivar. It produces a high percentage of U.S. No. 1 tubers and has a low incidence of sugar ends and cold-induced ... more »
Most major potato-producing states have an association or commission in place to connect and represent its collection of potato growers. Rarely are such commissions actually in the business of growing... more »
It is hard to believe that sitting here 12 months after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we can be thankful that the U.S. potato industry, in general, and the National Potato Council, as an organiz... more »
Petoskey (MSV030-4) has excellent chip processing quality out of the field and long-term chip quality with high specific gravity and resistance to common scab, and a good size profile of uniform, roun... more »
Fumigation can be a necessary means to get soilborne pathogens under control in potato fields. Chemical fumigants reduce the bad in the soil, but also reduce the good, so other soil health practices ... more »

Spudman’s new award program recognizes sustainability

Sustainability is going to be a major topic for food producers for the foreseeable future. Consumers are becoming increasingly more conscious of how food is grown, processed, packaged, transported and... more »
Just like humans, plants have evolutionary immune systems. Washington State University Associate Professor Kiwanu Tanaka has made studying those immune systems and how they interact with soil microbes... more »

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