gmo

USDA deregulates Simplot’s Snowden Z6 genetically engineered potato variety

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is extending deregulation to J.R. Simplot Company’s... READ MORE »

Biotech potatoes can bring improved performance, quality to global markets

From a scientific perspective, the potato is a pretty cool crop to work with. Cultivated potato and its wild relatives contain a lot of diversity — ... READ MORE »

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Bioengineering offers options for growers, still waits on consumer acceptance

Talking to researchers and companies about their genetically engineered projects for specialty crops is a little bit like a trip to a grower’s dream... READ MORE »

GMO

Inside the potato industry: GMO

A look at the results of Spudman's reader survey on if genetically modified (GMO) potatoes are good for the industry and what are the most desirable t... READ MORE »

Potato-blight

Gene editing could aid against potato oxidization, disease resistance

Since its introduction in 2015, CRISPR-Cas 9 has taken the scientific world by storm. Gene editing has allowed potato breeders to tackle major prod... READ MORE »

Potato Industry: Tariffs, transportation, soil health top list of issues

Tariffs were a major story for the global economy in 2018 and the potato industry did not escape their effects. China and Mexico — two of the la... READ MORE »

Editorial: GMO potatoes present opportunity

Another year is in the books and nearly another decade, as hard as that is to believe. We’ve entered 2019 — the final year of the 2010s. The co... READ MORE »

Ag-tech business incubator awarded $55,000

USDA has signed a grant agreement to provide the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator (GLATBI) with $55,000 to enhance their marketing, outreach, an... READ MORE »

Drone Rodeo to showcase UAS technology

The Oregon UAS FutureFarm will host the first Ag Drone Rodeo Aug. 18-19, in Pendleton, Oregon. The two-day event will feature real-world Unmanned Aeri... READ MORE »

Calyxt to develop improved potato

Calyxt, an agbiotech company focused on developing crops with healthier characteristics, is planning to launch a second wave of products in 2019, incl... READ MORE »


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