research

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 »

Rising temps have Canadian researcher studying heat stress in potato plants

In recent years, rising global temperatures have left potato farmers anxious as their crops struggle to survive lengthy dry cycles that are often mark... READ MORE »

Genomics production pipeline focus of next World Potato Congress webinar

The next World Potato Congress webinar, “Developing the Pipeline from Genomics to New Products,” is set for 9 a.m. EST Dec. 15. It will be pres... READ MORE »

UI professor gets grant for organic potato weed control research

Weed management, soil health, and the nutritional quality of foods grown organically continue to be high priority research topics for organic producer... READ MORE »

The future of pale cyst nematode control

Potato cultivation in Idaho had its start, on a very small scale, in 1836. Farmers soon discovered that the state’s climate and soil yielded harvest... READ MORE »

Texas A&M researchers make breakthrough in fastidious plant diseases, like zebra chip

Texas A&M AgriLife researchers have made a discovery that will help combat fastidious pathogens, which cost U.S. agriculture alone billions of do... READ MORE »

Washington State moves ahead with potato-focused endowed chair

Launching new research in support of Washington potato growers, Washington State University is partnering with industry leaders to study healthier, mo... READ MORE »

North Dakota State receives pair of potato-focused grants

The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) announced 27 grants totaling more than $3 million on Oct. 13, a pair of which are geared toward pota... READ MORE »

JR Simplot inks research deal to study novel yield traits in potatoes

Yield10 Bioscience has announced that it has signed a research agreement with Boise, Idaho-based J. R. Simplot to evaluate three novel yield traits ... READ MORE »


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