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Potato News from New York

Saratoga Chips sees strong growth under new ownership
Saratoga Chips, America’s first kettle chip, has achieved strong growth since new owners purchased the company in the summer of 2013.
Revenue from its Frito-Lay division increased 2 percent in North America, according to an earnings report released Wednesday, while beverage sales in the region remained flat.
Infected tip of a potato stem, with necrosis and sporulation on the stem, petioles and leaves.(Cornell University)
Late blight, a fungal-like pathogen that affects potato and tomato crops, has been confirmed on Long Island for the sixth consecutive year.
Lays finalists 2nd Do-us-a-flavor contest in the United States: Lay's Cappuccino, Lay's Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese, Lay's Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger and Lay's Wavy Mango Salsa
'Do us a flavor' finalists Lay's Cappuccino, Lay's Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese, Lay's Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger and Lay's Wavy Mango Salsa Flavored Potato Chips Hit Shelves Nationwide in late July; Fans Can Vote to Save their Favorite through October 18, 2014
Saratoga Chip replaces regular salt by Mountain Pure Himalayan pink salt
Saratoga Chip switches to Mountain Pure Himalayan pink salt, a mineral and energy-rich iron alternative to traditional salt for all six Saratoga Chip flavors
Frito-Lay`s Stacy's Brand launches New Line Of Pretzel Thins
Building on its offering of delicious pita and bagel chips, Frito-Lay`s Stacy's brand today introduced Stacy's Pretzel Thins – a new line of baked snacks
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Mini tubers growing along suspended stems as part of an experiment in aeroponic potato production at Cornell’s Uihlein Farm in Lake Placid.(Keith Perry)
The mashed potatoes or latkes that enhance your holiday feast have taken a long path from tuber to table – in many cases, several years. A project at Cornell University could trim that time.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
David Just and Brian Wansink
Portions (8, 12 or 16 ounces) are given different labels – small, medium or large – at different restaurants. Research shows consumers use such labels to dictate how much food they think is a “normal” portion, and then adjust their intake accordingly.
Sunday, June 30, 2013
 Late blight (Phytophthora Infestans) on potato leaf
Home gardeners and commercial growers are alerted of the potential introduction of late blight this growing season, as it has been confirmed in Suffolk County.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel J. Aubertine today announced that the Department, in conjunction with USDA, is removing more than 300,000 acres from regulation for golden nematode. This announcement represents nearly a quarter of the to...
Thursday, February 16, 2012