Potatoes

No-one knows exactly when potatoes arrived in Central Asia. Native to South America, early European traders brought the tuber east. By the late 17th century contemporary accounts suggest that the crop was well established in India and China. A century later, it was being cultivated...

While potato industry officials say 2015 was a slower year for sales of fresh Maine potatoes, one variety did buck the trend — red potatoes.

Of the more than 20 varieties of potatoes planted by growers across the state, the russet burbank is the most popular. Known as a dry,...

The potato variety Nicola was added to the German varieties list in 1973. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Fitschen (Europlant, previously Saatzucht Soltau Bergen) cultivated the Nicola at the end of the 60s. The Nicola is a relatively early, waxy variety with a long to oval shape. The Nicola is...
The potato variety Nicola was added to the German varieties list in 1973. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Fitschen (Europlant, previously Saatzucht Soltau Bergen) cultivated the Nicola at the end of the 60s. The Nicola is a relatively early, waxy variety with a long to oval shape. The Nicola is...

Have you exhausted all the more than 3,000 varieties of potatoes and are ready for a new flavor? It looks like new varieties are headed our way!

The National Agricultural Innovation Program (NAIP), the National Institute of Agrarian Innovation...

As stated in a recent Fun Fact Friday article about potatoes, the tasty tubers might be grown all over the world today, but they originated in Peru between 7,000 and 10,000 years ago....

When we finally get people to Mars to live and form a colony, what will they eat? Eventually these pioneers will have to move away from the supplies they take with them from Earth and start to grow their own food in the Red Planet’s soil. In the movie "The Martian," partly famed for...

They are more associated with spying, but unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones), will soon be deployed in Uganda to help farmers increase agricultural output and enhance food security.

A drone is operated using a remote control and flies using propellers. It can be fitted...

It is a platter of boiled potatoes. Steaming, damp, large, plain boiled potatoes.

That’s all it is.

But of course, it is infinitely more than that.

For one, it’s a shaft of sunlit hospitality from a deeply kind and generous people. After a long chat in a...

In the hit movie, “The Martian”, NASA astronaut Mark Watney survives by planting potatoes in one of the modules of the ...

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