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It's shaping up to be a banner year for Aroostook County (Maine) potatoes

It's shaping up to be a banner year for Aroostook County (Maine) potatoes

October 19, 2021
Don Flannery, president of the Maine Potato Board, is not calling it a record year — yet. But with over 80 percent of this season’s potatoes out of the ground, the longtime industry expert said yields are shaping up to be above average.
CIP technicians harvest Matilde potatoes

The Future of Food is Wild: The story behind the CIP-Matilde potato variety

October 14, 2021
Climate change is making it harder for farmers to grow enough food to feed their families. A new potato variety called CIP-Matilde, developed by the International Potato Center (CIP) with support from the Crop Trust.
New Potato Variety Will Help Age-Old Crop Prosper Beyond the 21st Century

New Potato Variety Will Help Age-Old Crop Prosper Beyond the 21st Century

October 03, 2021
Tubers have battled various scourges for about 10,000 years, as well as an unpredictable climate that can cause unseasonable frost damage to crops every year.
Red Candy - a new early maturing potato variety by Technico Agri Sciences Limited

Technico introduces a new early maturing red skin potato variety: Red Candy

August 20, 2021
Red Candy, a new potato variety launched by Technico Agri Sciences Ltd, combines early bulking with better storability. This addresses the key concerns of potato growers in e.g. in Bihar and Northern parts of West Bengal.
Early maturing potato varieties in Asia help deliver benefits to 10 million people

Early maturing potato varieties in Asia help deliver benefits to 10 million people

August 09, 2021
Across Asia, 170 potato varieties have been released either through the International Potato Center (CIP)’s breeding program over the last four decades or by using germplasm held in its collections.
Rwandan farmers help validate and disseminate new potato varieties

Potato Farmers in Rwanda help validate and disseminate new varieties

August 02, 2021
The triadic comparisons of technologies – or tricot – approach is being used in a citizen-science project funded by the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) to identify and scale up best cassava and potato varieties in Rwanda.
'Amber Delight' : An Early Bulking Variety Bringing Prosperity to Table Potato Farmers in India

'Amber Delight' : An Early Bulking Variety Bringing Prosperity to Table Potato Farmers in India

July 28, 2021
Technico Agricultural Sciences Limited (TASL), India has been carrying out extensive varietal evaluation trials under its Varietal Advancement program across the potato producing states in the country.

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