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MountainKing: The quality of the Colorado potato crop 'extraordinary'

MountainKing: The quality of the Colorado potato crop 'extraordinary'

September 20, 2021
As MountainKing readies for its fall harvest, early tests from its fields in Colorado’s San Luis Valley offer encouraging signs for several of the brand’s gourmet varieties including its yellow-flesh varietals.
Launching new sweet potato line and earth-friendly packaging options for potatoes

Launching new sweet potato line and earth-friendly packaging options for potatoes

September 18, 2021
Progressive Produce grows, packs and ships a wide variety of year-round produce, farming thousands of acres throughout North and South America.
Canadian Potato Crop Update September 6 2021

Canadian Potato Crop Update September 6 2021

September 12, 2021
Weather patterns have continued to influence the outlook for the Canadian potato crop since UPGC’s last update. Eastern Canada (particularly PEI) has received record amounts of rainfall from the remnants of Hurricane Ida.
Idaho potato growers brace for poor crop amid drought, heat

Idaho potato growers brace for poor crop amid drought, heat

September 01, 2021
The hot, dry and smoky growing season has left some Idaho potato farmers bracing for a poor crop. For Randy Hardy of Oakley, harvest will likely be the worst of his career.
Heat, drought stress Red River Valley potato crop, resulting in quality, yield reduction of table stock

Heat, drought stress Red River Valley potato crop, resulting in quality, yield reduction of table stock

August 29, 2021
The toll that hot dry weather took on the Red River Valley 2021 potato crop won’t be visible until harvest begins in a few weeks, but it’s already clear it has affected yields and quality.
Cynthia Wilson (Diné), director of Utah Diné Bikéyah Traditional Foods Program, holds potatoes that have grown in Utah for more than 11000 years

11000 year old solution to modern problem: Ancient potato could thrive in changing climate

August 29, 2021
With drought a persistent problem in the Southwest, Hopi/Tewa seed keeper Valerie Nuvayestewa has eagerly joined the effort to bring back an Indigenous superfood that her ancestors cultivated for 11000 years.
Biochemistry offers path to help reduce huge losses in potato industry

Unraveling the wound-healing process in potatoes

August 26, 2021
Losses in the United States' number one vegetable crop, potatoes, aren't only due to pests or drought, they’re due to damage in the handling and storage of potatoes as well. Understanding the wound-healing process in potatoes may help reduce these losses.
Identification of Elite Potato Clones with Resistance to Late Blight Through Participatory Varietal Selection in Peru

Identification of Elite Potato Clones with Resistance to Late Blight Through Participatory Varietal Selection in Peru

August 26, 2021
Potato is the most important crop in Peru and late blight is the main disease affecting the crop. However, new varieties that are resistant to late blight often lack other traits that farmers and consumers prefer.
Potato LEAF Awards 2021-22 Scholarship to Thilani Jayakody Outstanding Michigan State Graduate Student Receives Award for Potato Research

Potato LEAF Awards 2021-22 Scholarship to Thilani Jayakody for her Potato Research

August 23, 2021
The Potato Leadership, Education and Advancement Foundation (Potato LEAF) is pleased to announce Thilani Jayakody, as the recipient of its 2021-22 Academic Scholarship.
All-Yellow Flesh Potatoes Continue Upward Trend in Volume Sales, Profits

All-Yellow Flesh Potatoes Continue Upward Trend in Volume Sales, Profits

August 12, 2021
All-yellow flesh potatoes continue to rise above russets, reds and whites in the critical metric of retailer volume sales, an encouraging sign for grocers as growers ready for their upcoming fall harvests.

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