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Wisconsin researchers reveal dozen new potato varieties

Tamas Houlihan, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association
July 19, 2015
In an effort to stay a leader in potato production, researchers in Wisconsin are hard at work to develop the best potatoes for your table.

Wendesday at the Hancock Agricultural Research Station, producers from around the state were introduced to about a dozen of the latest varieties developed at the facility. These potatoes are engineered to produce higher yields and to be more disease resistant. This means the final product has been treated with fewer chemicals and pesticides and will cost less.

“Wisconsin is recognized nationally as a green state,” said Tomas Haulihan, the executive director of the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association. He continued, “Our growers work hard to produce their potatoes and vegetables in a very environmentally friendly manor.”

Last year the research facility rolled out two new varieties to the market – Endeavor Red and Oneida Gold. These two are jut part of the reason Wisconsin is near the top of the national rankings in potato production. Wisconsin is just behind Idaho and Washington when it comes to the top producers.
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The Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) provides grower education, government support, environmentally sound research and consumer education for 150 grower organizations across the state of Wisconsin.
The University of Wisconsin is involved in a range of potato related research programmes.