research

Researchers tab potatoes in Department of Defense project to create ‘talking plant’

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of Tennessee believe they can genetically modify potato plants to detect poten... READ MORE »

Study: Decreasing potato row spacing may increase yield

In a study published in the American Journal of Potato Research, researchers showed significant potato yield increases by decreasing row spacing to 32... READ MORE »

Spending bill enhances potato research funds

In the early morning hours of Friday, March 23, the Senate took the final congressional action in passing a full-year FY18 spending bill. This followe... READ MORE »

North Dakota potato research grants top $480,000

Twenty-seven grants totaling over $2.3 million were recently awarded to promote the development, cultivation, production and sales of specialty crops ... READ MORE »

Cornell receives $1.2M grant to help eradicate potato pest

Cornell’s longstanding battle against a major potato pest is getting a $1.2 million boost in new state funding. The destructiveness of the golden... READ MORE »

Variety management guidelines start from farms

Extension specialist Samuel Essah conducts several research studies every year with the objective of developing variety management guidelines for t... READ MORE »

ARS seeks research proposals

Congress has historically appropriated funds to the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) to help solve specific production and disease problems ... READ MORE »

Universities support US Potato Genebank research

Land-grant universities are collaborating to support the United States Potato Genebank in its endeavors to conduct potato research, support creation... READ MORE »

Minituber pathogen testing pilot begins

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) started a pilot program to evaluate approval of private laboratories to conduct pathogen tes... READ MORE »

University of Idaho, ARS studying manure use in root crops

The fourth year of a long-term manure study is currently underway in Idaho, where researchers are studying the use of manure in root crops such as pot... READ MORE »


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