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.
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