WAGM interviews Porter, Tan about developing tools to help create new potato varieties

WAGM in Presque Isle interviewed Greg Porter, professor of crop ecology and management in the School of Food and Agriculture, and E. Han Tan, assistant professor of plant genetics with the School of Biology and Ecology, about participating in an research team working to develop tools that will help Maine scientists and farmers become more efficient in breeding new cultivars and bringing novel, improved potato varieties to market. “What we’re trying to do is develop improved new varieties and – and then make those available so that they can be used to benefit growers and consumers and the industry,” Porter said.