BDN features UMaine Aroostook Farm potato research

The Bangor Daily News featured the Aroostook Farm research facility in Presque Isle, where the University of Maine’s potato breeding program develops new varieties of potatoes that are more resistant to disease, climate change and other stressors. Gregory Porter, UMaine professor of crop ecology and management and the leader of the potato breeding program, said that growers are already adapting to changing conditions in ways that will enable Maine’s potato industry to remain competitive. Paul Ocaya, research assistant, and Beth Plummer, crop technician, both with the School of Food and Agriculture, were also cited in the article for their work at Aroostook Farm.