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Potato Variety Information

Potato Varieties from the Northwest (Tri-State) Potato Variety Development Program VARIETY ORIGINAL CLONE YEAR RELEASED Yukon Nugget POR02PG37-2 2013 Huckleberry Gold A99326-1PY 2011 Palisade Russet…

Welcome to the Potato Research Group at WSU

Our mission Our mission is to identify new potato varieties and cultural and postharvest management practices that will provide profitable production for the grower, improved…

Better Potatos

Working to Make the Good Even Better by Kathryn R. Sullivan, CAHNRS Marketing & News Services Intern This Thanksgiving holiday, you could very well be serving…

Rhett Spear, Ph.D. 2015

Rhett Spear, Ph.D., indulging in one of his favorite past times. Rhett Spear was an undergraduate studying chemistry at Utah State in Logan, but he…

Jacob Blauer, Assistant Professor

Jake Blauer, potato postharvest physiologist When Jake Blauer lived in Brazil, he says he saw a lot of potatoes, “but they were often green.” Blauer…

Joe Townsend, M.S. 2021

Joe Townsend, M.S. 2021 Joe Townsend grew up in north central Washington State on a cattle ranch and wheat farm. “I love that life,” he…

Mark J. Pavek, Ph.D.

Mark J. Pavek, Ph.D. Professor, Potato Specialist Mark has been a WSU faculty member since 2004 Office: Johnson Hall 137A Phone: 509.335.6861 mjpavek@wsu.edu Areas of…

Background

Mission & Background Our mission is to identify new potato varieties and cultural and postharvest management practices that will provide profitable, sustainable production for the…

Publications

2018 M.J. Pavek, Z.J. Holden, R.R. Spear, and B.J. Weddell. 2018  Improving Land Use Efficiency and Grower Revenue by Reducing Potato Row Width. Am J Pot…

Research

Research & Extension Research Capabilities The types of research we are prepared to undertake Equipment Information and photo gallery of our equipment Publications Articles by…