April 2019


Arming against the pale cyst nematode threat

Potato production in the U.S. and the viability of international markets for U.S. potatoes are threatened by the presence and potential geographic spread of the invasive cyst nematodes G. rostochiensi... more
Colorado Potato Beetle

Colorado potato beetle research advances, but persistent pest continues to adapt

The Colorado potato beetle is a major pest throughout North America. Damage caused by the beetle can greatly reduce yield and even kill plants. For decades, researchers have been looking for ways to c... more

Cultivar Corner: Pomerelle Russet shows greater resistance to some diseases than russet counterparts

Pomerelle Russet Parentage: A97201-4 x A97299-1 Developer: Northwest Potato Variety Development Program (www.pvmi.org) Plant variety protection: Applied for in 2016. Strengths: Fresh market ... more

D.C. Fly-In addresses key issues facing potato industry

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue delivered the keynote address at the National Potato Council's 2019 Washington, D.C. Fly-In.

Inside the Potato Industry: Disease control

COMMENTS Common scab “No feasible control outside planting resistant cultivars.” “There is no control available that actually works.” PVY “Research is showing current available che... more

Kitchen Farms on quest for the best potato

The perfect potato breed is many things: reliable, resistant, high-yielding and, of course, marketable. Also add elusive. Like his potato-growing colleagues, Don Kitchen has yet to find the perf... more

PVY: Study shows how different strains affect different potato varieties

Potato virus Y (PVY) is one of the most troublesome diseases potato growers face. The virus can have a backbreaking effect on a farm’s bottom line, both in terms of yield and in marketability of tho... more
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Timing fungicide applications to control white mold

{Sponsored} Growers must be proactive with their disease-control plan every season if they want to prevent white mold from damaging their crops. White mold can remain in the soil over the winter, ... more

Tiny Prince Edward Island a major producer of potatoes

Prince Edward Island (PEI) off the east coast of Canada is home to just 152,000 people, but accounts for 25 percent of Canada’s potato production. Famous for its red sandy soil, the island is jus... more

Why potatoes remain America’s favorite vegetable

Understanding the consumer is important to learning what their motivations are and how to stimulate potato consumption. To understand changes in consumer opinions of potatoes, Potatoes USA conducts... more

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