BDN features legacy of retired UMaine potato breeding pioneer

The Bangor Daily News reported on the retirement and legacy of Greg Porter, a potato breeding pioneer who worked at the University of Maine for nearly four decades, most recently as a professor of agronomy, crop ecology and management. Porter is most known for his collaboration with the Maine Potato Board on releasing the Caribou Russet, which, according to the BDN, “become one of the 15 top varieties grown in the U.S. because it produces high yields, tolerates stress well and has good quality both for the fresh market and for processing into chips and french fries.” Potato News Today shared the BDN report.