potato breeding

Cornell aims to make wild potato seeds more readily available to breeders

Cornell University's plant breeders and geneticists have played a significant role in the improvement of the potato, having released more than 50 vari... 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 »

USDA seeks grant applications for Potato Breeding Research program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture is seeking grant applications for its Potato Breeding Research program... READ MORE »

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Hybrid potato-breeding company created by KWS, J.R. Simplot

International potato companies J.R. Simplot and KWS SAAT have joined forces to form a new company, Aardevo, with the goal to create new potato varieti... READ MORE »

Omnibus bill increases potato breeding funds

Before leaving Washington, D.C., for a one week recess, the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate passed a $1 trillion omnibus spending bill that f... READ MORE »

NIFA awards $1.85M for potato breeding research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has made $1.85 million in funding available for region... READ MORE »

OSU appoints new plant breeder

Oregon State University has appointed Sagar Sathuvalli to lead the OSU potato breeding program. Sathuvalli's appointment started December, 2012. He ... READ MORE »


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