May/June 2016


A family affair

With this, our second annual Women of the Industry issue, Spudman attempts to remedy the situation by recognizing the important roles women are playing in the industry today. From farming and research... more

Aiming for a GMO labeling compromise

The need to see action on the voluntary genetic modified organism (GMO) labeling situation has reached a breaking point after the last few months of discussion. With Vermont's mandatory on-package GMO... more

Prospective Potatoes

New technologies identifies CIS traits in varieties.

Spudman 7: Lorie Ewing

Lorie Ewing, program manager of the nuclear seed potato program at the University of Idaho, is retiring this July after 33 years of managing the potato tissue culture lab and greenhouse. Ewing recei... more

Spudwomen 2016

Silvia Rondon, Liz Sanders and Eugenia Banks contribue to the long-term health of the potato industry.

Spudwomen 2016: Eugenia Banks

When colleagues and farmers were asked to describe Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF) potato specialist Eugenia Banks, two words stood out: dedicated and passionate. In fact, one Norfolk ... more

Spudwomen 2016: Liz Sanders

"I'm incredibly bossy, so I think that makes me especially suited for management, Liz Sanders said, laughing at her self-assessment. "My job is to make sure that everything here runs beautifully.""Her... more

Spudwomen 2016: Silvia Rondon

It's a long way from the Andean altiplano of Puno, Peru, to the lower Columbia Basin of Hermiston, Oregon. For Silvia Rondon, it's a journey that started in the rugged highlands – considered to be t... more

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