May 19, 2016
Data management system to go online in July

During the 2016 Potatoes USA Chip Committee Winter Meeting in Las Vegas on Jan. 12, the committee approved the development of a new Variety Data Management (VDM) system. When complete, this system will complement the variety development work done in the National Chip Program by making the data, grower and processor feedback, and photos of raw and finished product accessible to the U.S. chip-stock industry sector.

Grower and processor feedback has been an important aspect of the program’s development with the goal to create a program that responds to the needs of the sector, according to Potatoes USA. Even after the VDM system goes live in July, it will be critical for growers, processors and breeders to continue to provide recommendations for increased functionality, the association said.

A full demonstration of its capabilities will be made during the Potatoes USA Chip Committee Summer Meeting, in Park City, Utah, on July 12. For more information, and to access the Potatoes USA Chip Program VDM system, contact Potatoes USA Director of Research and Analysis Ryan Krabill by e-mail: [email protected].

Photo: Potatoes USA


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