New potato varieties chosen for McDonald’s fries
PULLMAN, Wash. – When it comes to potatoes, french fries are the big outlet for Columbia Basin farmers. And when it comes to selling french fries, McDonald’s is the holy grail.
Clearwater Russet (AOA95154-1)
Blazer Russet and Clearwater Russet are now accepted by McDonald's for "golden standard."
Read the press release:
PVMI Varieties have had their Fingerprints taken!!
Dr. Vidyasagar (Sagar) Sathuvalli, Assistant Professor Potato Breeding and Genetics with his colleagues at Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center (HAREC), Oregon State University, have established the SSR Fingerprints for the PVMI varieties as well as for some other common lines. These are now available.
(PDF) The fingerprinted varieties!
For more information, contact: Sagar on 541 567 6337
Change of Address
Please note that with immediate effect the address for all payments to PVMI will be:
PVMI, Inc., 60380 Chickasaw Way, Bend, OR, 97702, United States of America
2015 Royalty Form Available For Download
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A new brochure about the TriState Research and Breeding Program is now available. Click here to download a (PDF)
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for paper copies.
Download the 2015 Summer issue of Variety News, the annual newsletter from the Potato Variety Management Institute, or Previous PVMI Newsletters
Oregon Seed Growers Information
The Oregon Seed Potato Growers contact list is now posted on the OSCS Web page at http://seedcert.oregonstate.edu/potatoes.
Gems versus Gold
Yukon Gem gets high marks in North Dakota when it is compared with Yukon Gold.
Potato Virus Y Information
At potatovirus.com 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 Website and Refurbished Research Library Database at www.nwpotatoresearch.com
Since 2012 the Washington, Idaho, and Oregon potato commissions have cooperated in research funding and management, and have called this cooperative venture the Northwest Potato Research Consortium. The Consortium has been represented on the Web by www.nwpotatoresearch.com, which included the ‘research library’ developed by the WSPC in the 2000s. Recently, a long-awaited redesign and reprogramming of the website was completed and is now live online.
For those of you with research library passwords, your old login will work on the new site. For those without a login and password, there is a user-friendly means to request a password. I encourage everyone to have a look, and of course offer feedback anytime!
Andy Jensen, Consortium Manager.
Mini-tuber Orders for 2018
Jenny Durrin at the Nuclear Seed Potato Lab at the University of Idaho is starting to multiply tissue culture plantlets for the next greenhouse crop which will be available Spring 2018.
Mid-December is the deadline if you are interested in ordering any long dormancy varieties such as Teton Russet, Alpine Russet or others. Long Dormancy lines are starred* and in bold below-
Due to limited greenhouse space, shorter dormancy varieties should also be ordered at this time. Deadline is early February.
(PDF) See the list of available varieties.
New Management Guidelines
Management Guidelines have been release for Mountain Gem Russet and Targhee Russet
. . . go to the Varieties page.
Payette Russet Storage
Check out the recently released Payette Russet Storage Bulletin.
(PDF) Bulletin CIS 1220
Your Storage Solution!
(PDF) Click here for more details.
Results from National Fry Processing Trial
The National Fry Processing Trial (NFPT) is a multi-year and multi-location national effort that aims at identifying new potato varieties with low acrylamide forming potential while maintaining or exceeding the agronomic quality and consumer acceptance found in current varieties.
Zebra Chip (ZC)
Essential information about Zebra Chip (ZC) in the Columbia Basin: Identification, Late Season Control, and Storage
New Tri-State Russets Comparison
A Multi year review by Washington State University of several new Tri-State lines shows impressive yields when compared to traditional russets.
Potatoes and Diabetes
Researchers at Montana State University have found that several varieties of potatoes could foil type 2 diabetes. Among them is Huckleberry gold. Read the entire article.
(PDF) The Prairie Star, February 5, 2016
Tri-States Specialty Review
USDA reviews Tri-State Specialty Potatoes AmaRosa, Purple Fiesta and TerraRosa
The TriState Selection Tour
Klamath Falls, October 7th & 8th, 2015