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Jake Blauer joins WSU’s potato research group

Jake Blauer joins WSU’s potato research group

March 02, 2021
Jake Blauer is the newly hired post-harvest potato physiologist at Washington State University.
Potato Growers Select 2021 National Potato Council Leaders

Potato Growers Select 2021 National Potato Council Leaders

February 25, 2021
At the National Potato Council (NPC) 2021 Annual Meeting held virtually due to travel restrictions, Dominic LaJoie of Van Buren, Maine was elected to serve as NPC’s 2021 President and to head the grower-led organization’s Executive Committee.
WPVGA Officer Elections

Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association elect new president

February 15, 2021
Bill Guenthner of Guenthner Farms was elected WPVGA Board President for 2021. The WPVGA Associate Division Board of Directors elected Chris Brooks of Central Door Solutions to be its President for 2021. The WSPIA Board of Directors elected J.D. Schroeder of Schroeder Bros. Farms, President for 2021.
Virtual Potato Expo 2021 Brings Industry Together Over Potatoes

Virtual Potato Expo 2021 Brings Industry Together Over Potatoes

January 26, 2021
From January 5-7, more than 1,000 U.S. and international potato industry members joined the first-ever virtual Potato Expo. The annual event that kicks off the year for the industry, was brought online for the first time in response to the travel challenges imposed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Chemical composition of wild potato relative contributes to its resistance to pathogen

Chemical composition of wild potato relative contributes to its resistance to pathogen

December 29, 2020
In a recent study published in the MPMI journal, scientists from CSU revealed that metabolites from S. chacoense contribute to disease resistance by altering the pathogenic behavior of Pectobacterium brasiliense, rather than inhibiting its growth or killing it.
How Colorado Potato Beetles Beat Pesticides

How Colorado Potato Beetles Beat Pesticides

December 29, 2020
Native to the Rocky Mountains, the Colorado potato beetle has now spread to many parts of the world and quickly overcoming almost every pesticide thrown in its way. A new UVM study sheds light on how these insects become resistant so fast.
Aerial view of the McCrum French Fry plant in Belfast, Maine

Maine French Fry manufacturer McCrum: 'Kiremko and Idaho Steel are our partners.'

December 22, 2020
McCrum: 'This project with Kiremko and Idaho Steel was a big project for our family. Trust with Kiremko and Idaho Steel has grown from day one. Our family considers them as partners now.'
World Potato Congress January 14, 2021 Webinar with Todd Forbush

World Potato Congress January 14, 2021 Webinar with Todd Forbush

December 21, 2020
The World Potato Congress has announced its next webinar for Thursday, January 14, 2021 with Todd Forbush, Engineer with Techmark, Inc.
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.

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