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Pioneering potato breeder Dave Holm retires

Pioneering potato breeder Dave Holm retires

May 13, 2021
Dave Holm was destined to work with potatoes. He was raised on a potato farm in southeast Idaho, where his dad and grandfather instilled in him a love of one of the world’s most important crops.
El agricultor Peter Imle intenta reducir a la mitad su cantidad de cromosomas para abrir el camino a muchas nuevas variedades con características más útiles

El hombre que intenta llevar el cultivo de la patata al siglo XXI

January 04, 2021
El agricultor Peter Imle intenta reducir a la mitad su cantidad de cromosomas para abrir el camino a muchas nuevas variedades con características más útiles.
Maine researchers are developing genomic tools for potato breeders

Maine researchers are developing genomic tools for potato breeders

December 08, 2020
Two University of Maine researchers, Greg Porter and Han Tan, are part of a team of plant geneticists and breeders working to develop tools that will help Maine scientists and farmers become more efficient in bringing novel, improved potato varieties to market.
Cavendish Farms opens Potato Research Centre in New Annan, PEI

Cavendish Farms opens Potato Research Centre in New Annan, PEI

September 19, 2020
Cavendish Farms’ new Potato Research Centre in New Annan, Prince Edward Island officially opened on September 17, 2020 with a ribbon cutting with Dennis King, Premier of Prince Edward Island, and company officials.
RPE launches a new red-skin potato variety, RPE Golden Red

New potato variety, RPE Golden Red , will debut on store shelves this fall

August 24, 2020
This fall RPE launches a new red-skin potato variety, RPE Golden Red. They will be available in a three-pound, poly light-blocker, bilingual bag.
Great Lakes Potato Chip Co offers Purple Blackberry potato chips for its 10 year anniversary

Great Lakes Potato Chip Co offers Purple Blackberry potato chips for its 10 year anniversary

December 10, 2019
If you are living in Michigan or nearby, Purple potato chips could be on shelves at a grocery store near you this holiday season, thanks to a collaboration between Michigan State University researchers and Traverse City-based Great Lakes Potato Chip Co.
New Canadian potato variety named after Alliston, spud capital of Ontario

New Canadian potato variety named after Alliston, spud capital of Ontario

August 07, 2019
In mid-July, a new variety of potato named Alliston was officially registered with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, making it the first tater in history to take its name from the potato capital of Ontario.
Cavendish Farms to open Potato Research Centre in Prince Edward Island

Cavendish Farms to open Potato Research Centre in Prince Edward Island

August 05, 2019
Canadian potato processing company Cavendish Farms, a subsidiary of J.D. Irving, announced last week that it will build a new potato research and plant breeding centre in New Annan, Prince Edward Island.
Cornell University improves global access to potato breeding material

Cornell University improves global access to potato breeding material

June 11, 2019
Plant breeders and geneticists of Cornell University have released more than 50 potato varieties since 1908. Now they are expanding their efforts to make more wild potato seeds available to potato breeders around the world.
NC State grew the North Carolina sweet potato industry into a global powerhouse.(Courtesy: Bill Krueger / NC State University)

Can Sweet Potatoes Save the World?

May 06, 2019
NC State grew the North Carolina sweet potato industry into a global powerhouse. Now we're leading the effort to breed sweet potatoes that could provide economic opportunities and better nutrition for people in African countries. (Courtesy: Bill Krueger)
David Douches Ph.D. Professor, Director of MSU Potato Breeding and Genetics Program

Michigan State University develops new potato varieties for countries far and wide

April 29, 2019
David Douches, a professor in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences and director of the MSU Potato Breeding and Genetics Program, has been at the forefront of the potato’s transition as people get more adventurous with their eating habits.
Cavendish Farms invests in potato breeding to deal with climate change

Cavendish Farms invests in potato breeding to deal with climate change

March 05, 2019
Cavendish Farms is working to develop potato varieties that can thrive in dry growing conditions on Prince Edward Island, says the company’s president Robert Irving.

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