HOT potatoes! Genetics seek to improve dud spuds

Whether you prefer them mashed, fried, baked or roasted, potatoes are one of the most popular vegetable crops with an annual total production of 41.3 billion pounds in the U.S. alone. While several spud varieties are enjoyed year-round, potatoes are being celebrated this September not only for National Potato Month, but for what one […]

Aphid control can stem spread of potato viruses

It’s a matter of strategy for farmers, according to the Manitoba Co-Operator. While the pathogenic virus potato virus Y (PVY) isn’t new to the agricultural industry, the fact that the virus is changing is.

New strains have begun to emerge, once again bringing the management of possible spread of disease to the forefront for researchers […]