WAGM, Potato News Today report on Extension award to develop hardy spuds

Potato News Today shared WAGM’s story that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Potato Integrated Pest Management program $553,486. The money will be used to develop new varieties of stress-tolerant, disease- and insect-resistant potatoes that display hardy qualities and are visually aesthetic to enhance marketing opportunities, farm sustainability, and profits for large and small farms.