November/December 2021

The 2021 growing season saw U.S. seed potato farmers plant 106,651 acres that were eventually accepted as certified seed. That is up nearly 2,800 acres from last year. At just shy of 31,000 acres, ... more »

Column: Doer of deeds more fruitful than the critic

Teddy Roosevelt: “The poorest way to face life is to face it with a sneer. There are many men who feel a kind of twisted pride in cynicism; there are many who confine themselves to criticism of the ... more »
On Jan. 5-6 in Anaheim, California, the industry will come together — in person — for the first major North American potato event in two years. You read that right: It’s time to reconnect, IN... more »
Whether it’s to perfect shape and size, improve storability or protect against disease, potato breeders have their hands full meeting processor and consumer demand. Five experts offer insight in... more »
Some potato farms in Aroostook County, Maine have histories dating back to the early 1800s. Daniel Corey’s operation is not one of them, however. Corey started his namesake operation — Daniel ... more »
For the past 20 years, the Potato Association of America (PAA) has honored graduate students with cash awards for outstanding student research presentations given during paper presentation sessions at... more »
When it comes to reporting about potato virus Y (PVY), it’s a good news, bad news kind of story. The good news is that researchers are seeing less PVY-O, especially in potato fields throughout th... more »
The marketing year that ended in June 2021 was unlike any year the potato industry has ever experienced. Starting in July 2020, pandemic restrictions were in full force, which led to greatly reduced s... more »
The work of Thilani Jayakody, a Ph.D. candidate at Michigan State University, has recently been recognized by the Potato Association of America in the way of a Haynes Graduate Research Award and Potat... more »

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