seed potatoes

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 »

Breaking down 2020 seed potato acres

The Russet Burbank isn’t a perfect potato, but it’s versatile enough, productive enough and stores well enough to continue to make it the most-gro... READ MORE »

Ellsworth Potato Services purchases Siddoway in seed brokerage merger

Ellsworth Potato Services LLC of Rexburg, Idaho, a potato seed brokerage company, has purchased the brokerage and commercial seed cutting operation of... READ MORE »

First shipment of US seed potatoes headed to Cuba

The first shipment of U.S. seed potatoes to Cuba is on its way, announced Potatoes USA Dec. 9. The mixed load of 10 different varieties will be uti... READ MORE »

San Luis Valley farms come together to expand seed potato production with San Acacio Seed

Geographic isolation in farming isn’t a bad thing when it comes to keeping disease out of your fields and improving quality. The three farms that ma... READ MORE »


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