potatoes

World Potato Congress extends submission, registration deadlines

A pair of deadlines for the 2024 World Potato Congress have been extended. The WPC will be held June 23-26 in Adelaide, Australia. The deadlines fo... READ MORE »

Calling all potato Picassos: Try painting spuds, not eggs, this Easter

Soaring egg prices in 2023 prompted a new trend: Easter potatoes. Painting potatoes can be cheaper, more sustainable and a fun twist on a traditional ... 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 »

EU campaign promotes sustainable potato cultivation and consumption

The EU has launched a three-year campaign promoting sustainable potato cultivation aimed at consumers aged 35 to 49. Potatoes Forever! urgers potat... READ MORE »

Bactericide and fungicide receives EPA approval for use in potatoes

A bactericide and fungicide from Sym-Agro has received expanded EPA approval and is now registered for use in potatoes, among other crops. Instill ... READ MORE »

Solynta rebrands ahead of launch of commercial varieties

Dutch seed company Solynta is rebranding, changing its logo to include the words “true potato seeds” to reflect a new market-driven strategy. T... READ MORE »

A depiction of Vincent Van Gogh's "Still Life with Potatoes"

Dutch museum purchases painting immortalizing potatoes

A work of unparalleled art showcasing potatoes as its subject is now a permanent part of a Dutch museum where it has been on display for 40 years. ... READ MORE »

Four images of various wild potato varieties

Harnessing the power of wild potatoes

The potatoes we enjoy today as a staple in our diets have come a long way from their wild, distant relatives. These wild potatoes, native to Central a... 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 »

A small group of potatoes peek through the soil

Potatoes to officially have their day on May 30

Mark your calendars, potato lovers. The humble spud is getting an international day dedicated to it. The first International Day of Potato will be ... READ MORE »


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