potato breeding

Gene identified that will further potato breeding process

Researchers at the hybrid potato breeding company Solynta and Wageningen University & Research in The Netherlands have identified, cloned and char... READ MORE »

Maine Potato Board’s Porter Seed Farm experiment finds success

Most major potato-producing states have an association or commission in place to connect and represent its collection of potato growers. Rarely are su... READ MORE »

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Hybrid potato breeding offers huge potential

Potatoes can be a tough crop to grow. Seed tubers are bulky, perishable and quickly degenerate when pressured by disease. Furthermore, improvement of ... 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 »

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 »

Michigan State potato breeding program gets boost from USDA

Michigan State University received $700,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to invest in its p... READ MORE »

Wild genetics key to conveying potato disease resistance

New research suggests that limited genetic differences in potato lineages has left British and American spuds vulnerable to the disease that caused th... READ MORE »

Potato breeders, growers compete for Best Oregon Potato Award

Farmers from across Oregon, retailers, researchers, professional chefs and culinary students gathered in Vancouver, Washington, Dec. 6 for the 10th an... READ MORE »

Creighton Miller

Creighton Miller, founder of Texas A&M’s potato breeding program, dies at 79

Creighton Miller, founder of Texas A&M University’s potato-breeding program, died Nov. 3 after a 12-year battle with cancer. He was 79. M... READ MORE »

Winay-potato

Frost-resistant potato developed by Wisconsin, Peruvian researchers

A partnership between researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Peru have developed a new frost-resistant potato variety. John Bambe... READ MORE »


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