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Spring 2014

Mini Tubers Available

The University of Idaho still has the following mini tubers available:

  • Defender  - 30 lb
  • Classic     - 30 lb
  • Teton        - about 200 lb

Contact Lorie Ewing at 208 885 6663 or email for more information

Seed Available

 New Posted April 10, 2014

Check the list of available seed by location, variety, and generation. For additional information contact:

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Available Seed




A Specialty Pink Eyed Yellow Potato - POR02PG26-5

 New Posted February 26, 2014


PVMI is requesting proposals (RFP) for the exclusive sublicense for production and marketing of POR02PG26-5, a Specialty Pink Eyed Yellow Potato

An exclusive sublicense will be offered for the production, use and marketing of the potato variety POR02PG26-5. The sublicense will be awarded based on established production and marketing experience and demonstrated abilities to successfully manage seed stocks, produce and market potato varieties. A sub-licensee will have the right to offer further sublicenses of this variety to third parties.

PDF (PDF) Click here for more information on POR02PG26-5

PDF (PDF) RFP Process Documentation

Variety News

New Download the 2013 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

New 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.

New Potato Varieties Available

Classic Russet (A95109-1), Alpine Russet (A9305-10), Clearwater Russet (AOA95154-1), Owyhee Russet (AO96160-3), and Purple Pelisse (POR01PG16-1) are brand new varieties available for licensing.

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PVMI Community Site

Join the Community for farmers and other professionals in the Potato industry Community.pvmi.orgOff-site link 

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 

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

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Sustainable Production of New Potato Varieties

New 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...

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Storage Management of Clearwater Russets

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

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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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2011 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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