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Potato News from New York

Dickeya Blackleg: New Potato Disease Causing Major Impact
Dickeya blackleg, often just called Dickeya, is a new disease in the United States. It was severe in 2015 at least partly reflecting hotter weather than previous 2 years when the pathogen likely was present and is developing again in 2016.
What can Pepsico's Q2 results tell us on the savory snacks market?
Last week Pepsico released its results of Q2 2016. PotatoPro had a closer look and hunted specifically for trends in the (global) savory snacks market.
Saratoga Chips Announces OrganicPop™, a New Organic Popcorn Range.
Saratoga Chips, America’s First Kettle Chip™, is excited to announce the launch of a new range of organic ready-to-eat popcorn.
Potato plants trigger aboveground defenses in response to tuber attacks
Potato plants boost the chemical defenses in their leaves when Guatemalan tuber moth larvae feed on their tubers, report researchers at the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI).
Potato Breeding at Cornell University. An update.
Potatoes have been bred at Cornell for at least 50 years and 70% of the university’s breeding efforts are focused on developing new chip varieties. Walter De Jong reports.
Marquart Bros New York Chips fried in avocado oil a "runaway success" at Wegmans
Earlier this year, Marquart farms launched New York Chips, a new Potato Chip line made from 100% New York Potatoes and cooked in avocado oil
Blue Potato farm at rooftop of New York JFK's Terminal 5
In October JetBlue Airways, New York's Hometown Airline™ and TERRA® Real Vegetable Chips, part of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., revealed the T5 Farm -- a blue potato farm and produce garden at Terminal 5 (T5) at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Hugh Johnston, executive vice president and chief financial officer, is being named vice chairman.
PepsiCo, Inc. today announced a series of leadership appointments that support the company's global business priorities and growth strategies.
Frito-Lay's Deep Ridged Potato Chip
PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi has heavily increased her company’s budget for research and development. In fact, she’s doubled it during her tenure. One product to come out of that effort: the Deep Ridged Potato Chip
Permira Funds to Acquire Maker of PopCorners® and Other Better-For-You Snack Products
Private Equity firm Permira is to acquire two manufacturers of Better-For-You branded and private label snack products, Medora Snacks, LLC and Ideal Snacks Holding Corporation