University of Idaho

Improving quality of Idaho potatoes in the retail sector

When retail grocers complain about defects in fresh potatoes, it’s something you pay attention to when your state happens to be famous worldwide for... 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 »

Nora Olsen named 2021 Spudwoman of the Year

Just saying North American potato production has benefited from the efforts of Nora Olsen would be an understatement.  Over the past two-plus deca... READ MORE »

Beating back Fusarium dry rot in Clearwater Russet

Clearwater Russet offers many advantages to potato growers as a dual-purpose russet cultivar. It produces a high percentage of U.S. No. 1 tubers and h... 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 »

University of Idaho offering pesticide recertification webinar series

The University of Idaho (UI) Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) is offering one-hour webinars for pesticide recertification credit, v... READ MORE »

University of Idaho project to target PVY, mop-top virus in seed potatoes

A University of Idaho-led team will tackle a pair of viruses that cause major losses to the potato industry. U of I researcher and potato virus exp... READ MORE »

Best practice potato storage advice from University of Idaho researchers

Optimal storage practices start in the field and can hinge on a variety of factors and conditions, both with the tubers and inside their storage envir... READ MORE »

Powdery scab suppression remains elusive so far

Powdery scab, caused by Spongospora subterranea, is a worrisome disease for potato growers around the world for a variety of reasons. Powdery sca... READ MORE »


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