Bioengineering has made potatoes that are disease-resistant, apples that don't brown after slicing and groundcherries that stay on the plant until harvest. »
Parentage: Marabel x AR93-1243
Developers: Parkland Potato Varieties | Agrico (www.parklandseedpotatoes.com)
Strengths: Constance is a yellow-skinned, pale yellow-fleshed table potato ... more
There are many stages of production for potato growers, and they don’t end when the crop is harvested from the field. Storage is an essential part of the potato supply chain. Just as many problems c... more
The European Union will beging phasing out use of the popular potato storage sprout inhibitor chlorpropham (CIPC) as of Jan. 1, 2020. »
A partnership between researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Peru have developed a new frost-resistant potato variety.
John Bamberg, Alfonso del Rio and Jiwan Palta from UW-Madiso... more
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Pressure bruise is a major defect and source of economic losses in potatoes for all market classes.
[caption id="attachment_12835" align="alignright" width="300"] Symptoms of pressure flattening: s... more
Gary Roth may be new to the Oregon Potato Commission, but he’s no stranger to the state’s agricultural scene. Roth, who recently succeeded longtime OPC director Bill Brewer, has more than 30 years... more
Today, less than 2% of Americans are farmers by profession. Most American children have little inkling of what it takes to grow a crop, nor do they appreciate how vital the practice is to society. In ... more
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