seed potatoes

Grant funded to research fertilizer additives to improve seed potato performance

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $9.98 million to 14 collaborative, multi-state projects impacting 28 states to enhance the compe... READ MORE »

COVID-19 tech provides lessons for seed potato certification improvements

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is Part II of a two-part series on the National Potato Council's Vision 2026 program to rethink and improve the U.S. seed potato ... READ MORE »

Breaking down 2021 seed potato acres

U.S. potato farmers grew more acres of accepted certified seed potatoes in 2021 than they had previously produced since 2017. Certified seed acreag... READ MORE »

It’s been a long road for seed potato farmer Mike Telford and his growing family

A life in farming seemed to be preordained for Mike Telford. “I grew up in Utah in Bountiful. My father was what they called a truck farmer, and ... READ MORE »

Rethinking Seed Potato Certification: Moving toward a grower-focused system

(NOTE: This is the first of a two-part series on the Vision 2026 program to rethink the seed potato certification system.) A crop consultant’s pe... READ MORE »

2021 state-by-state seed potato report

The 2021 growing season saw U.S. seed potato farmers plant 106,651 acres that were eventually accepted as certified seed. That is up nearly 2,800 acre... READ MORE »

Potato wart detected in PEI fields, seed suspended to US

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recently reported the detection of potato wart in two fields where potatoes were being grown for processing... READ MORE »

UI close to opening ‘top-end’ seed potato laboratory

The University of Idaho is close to opening a new Seed Potato Germplasm Laboratory, which is the place where most Idaho potatoes are “born.” Th... READ MORE »

Vermont Valley Community Farm finds niche in organic seed potato production

Small, organic farms need organic seed potatoes, and a small, organic farm in Wisconsin has found its niche in supplying those farms. The Vermont V... READ MORE »

Maine Potato Board’s Porter Seed Farm experiment finds success

Most major potato-producing states have an association or commission in place to connect and represent its collection of potato growers. Rarely are su... READ MORE »


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