Michigan research conference registration deadline nears

Registration for “Rooted in Progress: Envisioning the Future of Michigan's Potato Industry” is open until May 20. The event will take place June 1... READ MORE »

An orange-and-yellow Colorado potato beetle munches on a green leaf.

Neonicotinoids face growing resistance

Neonicotinoid insecticides are important for managing Colorado potato beetles and aphids in potatoes, but challenges to their use are growing. More... READ MORE »

Healthy potato plants show the promising results of genetic research when compared to thinner plants with less foilage

Promising development for late blight resistance

The 3R-gene potato under development by the Feed the Future Biotechnology Potato Partnership has shown impressive resistance to late blight during mul... READ MORE »

MPIC seeks input on potato research topics

The Michigan Potato Industry Commission seeks input to help identify the most critical areas of focus for potato research in the next decade. Feedb... READ MORE »

A row of green-topped potato plants

Digging up answers to disease uptick

A familiar potato disease drew recent attention in Pennsylvania with the discovery of previously unidentified pathogens. Researchers at Penn State ... READ MORE »

A row of potato plants covered during an experiment

Project aims to smoke out answers

Nearly 12 years ago, while inspecting a Washington potato field in 2012, Addie Waxman first observed the impact of wildfire smoke on potato plants. ... READ MORE »

Program keeps close eye on psyllids

For a second consecutive year, a University of Idaho (U of I) pest monitoring program trapped relatively few potato psyllids in Idaho spud fields duri... READ MORE »

Breeding breakthroughs hold promising potential

It’s every potato breeder’s dream to be able to swiftly and efficiently bring desirable traits together to create a more productive and resistant ... READ MORE »

Potato LEAF scholarship applications open, accepted until June 14

The Potato Leadership, Education and Advancement Foundation (Potato LEAF) is now accepting applications for its annual graduate-level academic scholar... READ MORE »

University of Idaho germplasm program has new director

A specialist in plant pathology and fungal disease is the new director of the University of Idaho’s Seed Potato Germplasm program. Kayla Spawton beg... READ MORE »

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