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Potato News from Texas

Early maturing potato cultivars identified successfully using ground-penetrating radar by Texas A&M Agrilife
Dirk Hays,Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant geneticist: “With Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), we can image the size of the tubers and get a correlation to the actual physical size of the potato without harvesting them. Potatoes are a dream for Ground Penetrating Radar.”
Ruffles Introduces 'Chips & Sips' - The Ultimate Pairing Guide For Ice Cold Beers & Ridged Chips
Ruffles has partnered with national and local craft breweries nationwide to create the ultimate 'Chips & Sips' pairing guide. From pale ales and spice to lagers and tang, these one-of-a-kind beer pairings feature everything fans love about Ruffles and brews, taking summer fun and flavorful combinations to new heights.
The Lay's Do Us A Flavor finalists: Crispy Taco, Everything Bagel With Cream Cheese and Fried Green Tomato Chips
Three of America's favorite dishes are about to be transformed into Lay's newest potato chips for your snacking pleasure, thanks to the lastest round of the Do Us a Flavor contest..
Lay's names 10 semifinalists in 'Do-Us-A-Flavor the Pitch'. Who will get to the next round?
Lay's, one of the marquee brands from PepsiCo's Frito Lay division, today announced it has narrowed its 'Do Us a Flavor' contest submissions to 10 semifinalist flavors. Check back for the Three finalists on July 18!
Variety screening reveals potatoes with resistance to zebrachip disease
The Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant pathology team intentionally infected potato plants with psyllids positive with the bacterium that causes zebra chip disease, in order to identify promising germplasm in the battle against the disease plaguing the US potato industry for the past 15 years.
Neonicotinoid insecticides losing efficiency in potato psyllid control
The potato industry may be losing a mainstay in the battle against psyllids, according to a recent Texas A&M AgriLife Research study.
Lay's launches poppables potato bites
PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division has launched its latest variation of tasty potato goodness: Lay's Poppables – a new, delicious, multi-dimensional, light-textured potato snack
King Rustic - a Mountain King Russet Potato - returns to Walmart
King Rustics, a new variety of russet potato is back in Walmart stores where its melt-in-your-mouth taste is certain to give a whole new meaning to any wintertime potato dish favorite.
The PITCH: Lay's latest "Do Us A Flavor" iteration in the United States ask you to PITCH your favorite Potato Chip Flavor
Nearly everyone has a great flavor idea for potato chips. And perhaps your idea is good enough to become the newest flavor for Lay's potato chips worth a whopping $1 million in this new US 'Do-Us-a-Flavor' contest title 'the PITCH'
Frito-Lay brings Doritos to the Freezer Aisle: Doritos Loaded
Doritos, one of the marquee brands from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, today announced its boldest nacho snack yet: Doritos Loaded, a bite-sized, triangle-shaped snack loaded with melted cheese and covered in a crispy Doritos-flavored crust.