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Time for the Tlingit Potato

Time for the Tlingit Potato

January 19, 2021
Genetically distinct from its European counterparts, this coastal Alaska potato predates modern taste for russets and Yukon Golds.
Rob Carter, State Agronomist, Alaska

Warm summer in Alaska results in good potato yields for farms with irrigation

September 24, 2015
Alaskan potato farms with irrigation had a good year, but farms that didn't have irrigation lost much of their potato yield.
Professor Jenifer Huang McBeath is pictured in a rice field in China.

UAF scientist veers toward potato research when life brings a detour

January 13, 2014
Jenifer Huang McBeath of the University of Alaska Fairbanks has been researching biological controls and developing environmentally friendly methods for farmers to combat plant diseases since 1985. She never intended to switch her focus to potatoes...
University of Alaska Fairbanks

University of Alaska pursuing first plant patent for potato variety

October 07, 2011
Golden birch trees marked the edge of Greg Kalal's fields, but the dentist-turned-farmer was more interested in hues beneath the soil on his land south of Mount McKinley. Among the thousands of colorful potatoes — from yellow German Butterballs to Mag...
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Scientists look for source of Alaska potato blight

October 04, 2011
Potato late blight, that same disease that caused the Irish Potato Famine, resurfaced in Alaska this fall. This wasn’t the first time the disease, widespread in the Lower 48 and worldwide, came to Alaska. Plant pathologist Jenifer McBeath suspects it...
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Late blight hits potatoes in Alaska

September 01, 2011
Late blight has shown up in the fields of two potato producers, in Palmer and Delta Junction. Alaska. The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service is working with major potato producers to help prevent the spread.

New potato developed for the Alaska market

August 30, 2011
A new line of potato developed at the University of Alaska (at the Matanuska Experiment Farm in Palmer) stands to boost Alaska's agriculture industry with its consumer plate appeal. “It has high potential,” said Carol Lewis, dean of the University of ...


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