The Northern Plains Potato Growers Association recently held their annual field day, with the tour beginning at Hoverson Farms in Larimore, North Dakota. Russet potatoes for processing were featured at the stop. “There are a few new good varieties like Dakota Russet and Ivory,” says Hoverson Farms owner Carl Hoverson. North Dakota State University potato breeder Susie Thompson says there were also fresh red and yellow potato varieties highlighted on the tour. “A field I would be watching is our ND102663B-3R, that incorporates late blight resistance breeding and produces some decent tubers,” said Thompson. “There are some siblings that are good options too.”
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