research

House committee bill includes funds for potato research

On July 1, the House Appropriations Committee held a markup for the FY22 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Age... READ MORE »

New tools, approaches may yield Colorado potato beetle-resistant varieties

The Colorado potato beetle is a major pest in North America that can reduce potato yields by 30-50% if unchecked. Control has historically relied heav... READ MORE »

Biden’s budget would eliminate NIFA potato research grants

Reviewing the proposed FY 2022 budget, released May 28 by President Joe Biden, the National Potato Council (NPC) learned the proposal calls for elimin... READ MORE »

Herbicide timing is key for effective weed control in potatoes

The timing basics needed for successful weed control in potatoes can be thought of in three manners: There are three “windows of opportunity”... READ MORE »

PVY research protects seed, prepares growers

For potato growers across the U.S., potato virus Y (PVY) is a serious problem that causes foliar and necrotic tuber symptoms that reduce size and over... READ MORE »

Beating back Fusarium dry rot in Clearwater Russet

Clearwater Russet offers many advantages to potato growers as a dual-purpose russet cultivar. It produces a high percentage of U.S. No. 1 tubers and h... READ MORE »

The relationship between potato tuber yield and thermal stability

In 2011, the Michigan potato industry identified soil health as a key research priority. The following year, it published an informational document (w... READ MORE »

USDA ARS pushes forward on late blight research with wild potatoes

Distant cousins of cultivated potato may hold the key to unlocking new sources of resistance to the tuber crop's most devastating disease, late blight... READ MORE »

University of Wisconsin gets several potato-focused grants

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) announced 19 projects have been selected to receive $1,186,278 in Speci... READ MORE »

Researchers advance knowledge of late blight gene makeup

Potato late blight disease is credited as the cause of the great Irish potato famine of 1845. It has been called the worst of all diseases known to po... READ MORE »


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