Michigan State University

Michigan State University to host potato field day Aug. 5

Michigan State University and the Michigan Potato Industry Commission are hosting a potato field day at the Montcalm Research Center in Lakeview... READ MORE »

Petoskey is a chipper with common scab resistance, good long-term storage potential

Petoskey (MSV030-4) has excellent chip processing quality out of the field and long-term chip quality with high specific gravity and resistance to com... READ MORE »

The relationship between potato tuber yield and thermal stability

In 2011, the Michigan potato industry identified soil health as a key research priority. The following year, it published an informational document (w... READ MORE »

Cultivar Corner: Huron Chipper has strong tolerance to common scab

Huron Chipper (MSW485-2) is a new chip-processing variety developed by Michigan State University. Parentage: MSQ070-1 x MSR156-7 Developers: Mic... READ MORE »

MSU study focuses on controlling volunteer potatoes

In general, 2019 was a difficult year for field crop growers throughout Michigan. For many potato growers, winter weather set in before all fields ... READ MORE »

The rise of specialty potatoes

Specialty potatoes are distinctive from the standard potato varieties commonly found in the marketplace. They may have a unique skin color, such as de... READ MORE »

Blackberry-potatoes

Cultivar Corner: Blackberry’s purple skin, flesh make it ideal for specialty potato market

Blackberry (MSZ109-10PP) Parentage: COMN07-W112BG1 x MSU200-5PP Developers: Michigan State University and MSU AgBio Research (potatobg.css.msu.edu... READ MORE »

Great Lakes Potato Chips developing purple potato chip using MSU’s Blackberry

 As eating habits evolve, the potato’s place at the dinner table continues to change. David Douches, a professor in Michigan State Universi... READ 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 de... READ 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-growin... READ MORE »


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