research

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 »

Calyxt to develop improved potato

Calyxt, an agbiotech company focused on developing crops with healthier characteristics, is planning to launch a second wave of products in 2019, incl... READ MORE »

GMO food labeling bill becomes law

On July 29, President Barack Obama signed S. 764, the Biotech Food Labeling Bill, otherwise known as the GMO labeling bill. The President's signature ... READ MORE »


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