seeds

Europatat raises concerns about plant reproductive material report

The European Potato Trade Association (Europatat) is raising concerns about a draft report on plant reproductive material (PRM) set for a vote in the ... READ MORE »

University of Idaho germplasm program has new director

A specialist in plant pathology and fungal disease is the new director of the University of Idaho’s Seed Potato Germplasm program. Kayla Spawton beg... READ MORE »

Survey seeks input on direct tuber testing

An anonymous survey seeks feedback from potato industry stakeholders on direct tuber testing concerns and needs in each state. The survey stems fro... READ MORE »

Longtime Idaho grower Atchley dies at age 79

Idaho potato grower and irrigation innovator Clen Atchley died March 17 at age 79. A member of the East Idaho Agriculture Hall of Fame and longtime... READ MORE »

Solynta rebrands ahead of launch of commercial varieties

Dutch seed company Solynta is rebranding, changing its logo to include the words “true potato seeds” to reflect a new market-driven strategy. T... READ MORE »

Netherlands-based potato cooperative to acquire The Potato Company

Netherlands-based potato cooperative Agrico has declared its intention to acquire the seed potato activities of The Potato Company, a Dutch company th... READ MORE »

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Maine State Potato Seed Report 2023

The 2023 growing season was very challenging for many growers as large rain events during the growing season likely impacted the crop. Seed acreage wa... READ MORE »

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Wisconsin State Potato Seed Report 2023

Wisconsin seed potato growers entered 9,747.8 acres for certification during the 2023 growing season. Acreage was up 403.3 acres from 2022, and the la... READ MORE »

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Oregon State Potato Seed Report 2023

In 2023, Oregon Seed Certification Service (OSCS) certified 3,277 acres of seed potatoes, 197 acres more than 2022. There were no lots rejected this ... READ MORE »

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Montana State Potato Seed Report 2023

Montana’s 2023 seed potato harvest was completed mid-October with near-perfect harvest conditions. Most seed potato growing areas experienced wetter... READ MORE »


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