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Fighting the rotten potato – Is the answer hiding in its ancestors?
It’s dinner time, and you open your cabinet to reach for the sack of potatoes. As you begin to imagine the smooth and creamy texture of your famous mashed potatoes, you realize your hand has landed in a pool of slimy rotten goo with a…
Vegetable Crop Update #23
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Student Blog Series – What makes a potato beautiful?
Today’s potatoes suffer from lowered self-esteem due to constant bombardment from the media’s perception of the “ideal potato.” This phenomenon first emerged in 1952 with the debut of Mr. Potato Head. Here was the plastic representation of what a potato was supposed to look like…
What makes a great potato? – The science of breeding for the future
Go to your supermarket these days and you will see an emerging trend in the fruit and vegetable section – an increasing array of varieties on display that are specifically designed to meet consumer demands. Apples lead the way with dozens of different varieties…
Vegetable Crop Update #22
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Investing in the Future: Potato Research in Wisconsin Pays Big Dividends
For any progressive business, it is common knowledge that investment in research and development will increase its efficiency or broaden its portfolio. This principal applies to agriculture as well and nowhere is this better exemplified than by Wisconsin’s potato growers. These hardworking growers are known…
Vegetable Crop Update #21
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Vegetable Crop Update #20
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Vegetable Crop Update #19
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