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Fall 2014

Mini-tuber Orders for 2016

New Lorie Ewing at the Potato Lab at the University of Idaho is starting to multiply tissue culture plantlets for the next greenhouse crop which will be available in 2016.

Mid – December is the deadline if you are interested in ordering any long dormancy varieties such as Teton Russet, Alpine Russet or others.

Due to limited greenhouse space, shorter dormancy varieties should also be ordered at this time, deadline is early February.

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Contact: Lorie Ewing on 208 885 6663
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PVMI at the Montana Potato Growers' Meeting in Missoula, MT

PVMI in Montana

Gems versus Gold

New Yukon Gem gets high marks in North Dakota when it is compared with Yukon Gold.

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Variety News

New Download the 2014 Summer issue of Variety News, the semi-annual newsletter from the Potato Variety Management Institute, or Previous PVMI Newsletters

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Yukon Nugget Cultural Management Guide

Read the Yukon Nugget Management Guide. Yukon Nugget was developed as an alternative to Yukon Gold.

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MSU Potato Lab Looks to New Colorful Spuds

A potato that's purple on the outside and yellow on the inside is one of four new varieties coming to Montana to help attract new markets for the state's $40 million seed potato industry  says Nina Zidack, director of the Montana State University Potato Lab

photo by Simon Davies

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Potato Virus Y Information

At potatovirus.comOff-site link you will find information related to PVY strains, variety-strain interactions in tubers and leaves, and an excellent collection of photographs showing PVY symptoms under a variety of conditions in selected varieties. A ‘Discussion Forum�?is available for specific questions and can be posed to a variety of experts in this field.

Potato Progress Newsletter

Research and Extension for Washington’s Potato Industry Published by Washington State Potato Commission file download (PDF)

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Storage & Dormancy

Compare the storage and maturity characteristics of the PVMI varieties

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Zebra Chip (ZC)

Essential information about Zebra Chip (ZC) in the Columbia Basin: Identification, Late Season Control, and Storage

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University of Idaho Extension Updates Potato GAP Audit Manual

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Tri-State and Western Regional Potato Variety Reports

USDA ARS trial data regarding promising selections and new varieties from the Tri-State program.

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Petiole Nitrate Ranges That Optimized Economic Return 

Petiole nitrate ranges that optimized economic return for ten cultivars grown in the Columbia Basin of Washington.

PDF(PDF) Varieties Available List 

Sustainable Production of New Potato Varieties

The goal of a recent multi-year research project funded in part by the ISDA specialty crop block grant program and the Idaho Potato Commission was to document the extent to which we can reduce fertilizer, irrigation and pesticide inputs for five newly released potato varieties...

PDF (PDF) Sustainable Production of New Potato Varieties

Storage Management of Clearwater Russets

Learn more about Storage Management of Clearwater Russet Potatoes from this new document published by the Kimberley Potato Storage Research Facility.

PDF(PDF) Storage Management of Clearwater Russet Potatoes

Huckleberry Gold Management Guide

Review the latest recommendations for growing Huckleberry Gold including new plant spacing guidelines.

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Oregon Seed Growers Information

The Oregon Seed Potato Growers contact list is now posted on the OSCS Web page at

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Storage Management of Alpine Russet

CIS has published "Storage Management of Alpine Russet" online

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New Potato Institute Bringing in Dollars for Research, Product Marketing

Potato commissions in the three states launched PVMI in 2005. The non-profit corporation is housed in Bend, Ore., and provides a grower-controlled alternative to the universities�?efforts to manage varieties...

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2013 Royalty Form Available For Download

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PNW Variety Program Presentation

Potato Variety Development & Improvement in the Northwest Presentation promo download (PDF)

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Tri-State Potato Breeding & Research Program Brochure

Learn about the potato breeding program and research of Oregon, Idaho and Washington States in cooperation with the USDA ARS and State Potato Commissions.

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