Program keeps close eye on psyllids

For a second consecutive year, a University of Idaho (U of I) pest monitoring program trapped relatively few potato psyllids in Idaho spud fields duri... READ MORE »

University of Idaho germplasm program has new director

A specialist in plant pathology and fungal disease is the new director of the University of Idaho‚Äôs Seed Potato Germplasm program. Kayla Spawton beg... READ MORE »

Longtime Idaho grower Atchley dies at age 79

Idaho potato grower and irrigation innovator Clen Atchley died March 17 at age 79. A member of the East Idaho Agriculture Hall of Fame and longtime... READ MORE »

Idaho grower’s success starts with soil

Brant Darrington farms near Declo, Idaho, in the southern part of the state. Nutrient management and fertilization are important components at Marsh C... READ MORE »

Water shortages spurring innovation in Columbia Basin

Farmers rely on water for their livelihoods, but it often costs a lot to get it to the field. In arid regions, and in the top two potato-producing sta... READ MORE »

Freezing the future: U of I cryopreservation project holds potential

A new method of cryopreservation of potato germplasm at the University of Idaho (U of I) holds the potential to enable researchers to freeze seed samp... READ MORE »

Potatoes bring the party in bowl game, New Year’s celebration

A holiday tradition returns Saturday when Georgia State battles Utah State in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. The Panthers (6-6) take on the Aggies (... READ MORE »

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Idaho State Potato Seed Report 2023

The 2023 Idaho seed potato crop got off to somewhat of a slow start this season with slightly delayed planting in cooler than normal temperatures. Lat... READ MORE »

Lamb Weston investing $415M in new french fry line at Idaho facility

Lamb Weston Holdings is investing $415 million to construct a new french fry processing line at its facility in American Falls, Idaho. The new line... READ MORE »

Supreme Court decision narrows definition of WOTUS

The U.S. Supreme Court has narrowed the definition of waters of the United States and areas regulated under the Clean Water Act. In a unanimous dec... READ MORE »

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