November/December 2023

Growers across the country experienced a range of conditions and challenges in the 2023 harvest, with a cold spring that delayed planting in Idaho and rain that dampened yields in Maine and Nebraska. ... more »
Paul Collins is a patient man. His job as a research geneticist for the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service requires him to be. Collins is leading potato varietal development efforts in Orono, M... more »
Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) — drones — are becoming more popular in grower operations. The devices are gaining a foothold in fields. Drones are taking on more labor-intensive tasks as technol... more »
When defining sustainability in potato production, it may seem like there are as many interpretations as there are varieties. While the Potato Sustainability Alliance (PSA) is bringing together sta... more »
Here are two facts that should be obvious to anyone writing public policy. First: Potatoes are nutritional powerhouses, offering both affordability and flexibility as America’s favorite vegetable. S... more »
The Potato Association of America honored graduate students with cash awards for outstanding research presentations at the organization's annual meeting. In 2000, an endowment was established to ho... more »
An agtech internship his senior year of high school introduced Jacob Meeuwsen to agriculture as a potential career, and that initial interest is now paying dividends. Meeuwsen, a Ph.D. student at W... more »

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