potato research

Sweet potato crop shows promise as feed, fuel

As some Florida growers try to find new crops and the demand for biofuel stock increases globally, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricul... READ MORE »

Tour de Fresh brings more than 50 salad bars to schools

This year's Tour de Fresh event brought record-breaking participation from riders, sponsors, and donations to support placing more than 50 salad bars ... READ MORE »

Lamb Weston/Meijer to build french fry plant in Russia

Lamb Weston/Meijer Frozen Foods have signed an agreement with Belaya Dacha to invest in a new french fry plant in Lipetsk, Russia. The joint venture ... READ MORE »

Growers wrap up planting in Maine

Potato growers in Maine have finished up planting and hope for a smooth season, the Bangor Daily News reports. Last year growers had a troubling year ... READ MORE »

McCain Foods expands New Brunswick facility

McCain Foods (Canada) is expanding its Florenceville-Bristol french fry plant. The expansion will create 40 to 50 new jobs, according to McCain Foods.... READ MORE »

CIP research aims to develop potato resistance

On this World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (June 17), we look across the countries where the International Potato Center (CIP) operates f... READ MORE »

Bayer CropScience opens R&D site in California

Bayer CropScience recently opened a new research and development center in West Sacramento, California.The West Sacramento site will serve as the glob... READ MORE »

OSU to use unmanned aircraft for potato research

Oregon State University (OSU) will incorporate two small, remote-controlled aircraft equipped with cameras to photograph potato fields. Researchers h... READ MORE »

Bayer announces GRAD recipient

Bayer CropScience announces that Auburn University graduate student Mark Durham is the 2012 recipient of its Graduate Recruiting and Development (GRA... READ MORE »

President’s budget proposal cuts potato research funds

President Obama's budget proposal for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 proposes cutting $700 million in the USDA's spending levels. The amount represents a 3 per... READ MORE »

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