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​Potato Research Program Grant Solicitation

The Potato Research Program is pleased to announce its call for proposals. 

Please notify Patrick Andrews by Monday, December 7th if you intend to submit a research proposal to the Board for review at their February 4, 2021 meeting. 

Proposals are due by email (send to Friday, January 8th 2021, 4:00 pm. 

Twelve hard copies postmarked by January 8th 2021, must be mailed to the below address no later than Friday, January 15th 2021 by 4:00 pm. 

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Bureau of Market Development
2301 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Topics surveyed from producers are below.

Research Topics Survey Results for Pennsylvania Potato Research Board

Hollow Heart in Reba's
Burr cucumber weed control in Potatoes
Scab in Reba, Envoi
Potash Deficiencies and how to keep potash levels up on tissue tests
More chip varieties, maybe Carolina's
Breeding evaluation programs for table stock for potato varieties
Variety trials focused on short/mid-season shippers and round table varieties
Use of "Crispr" to reduce or eliminate disease and inset pressure in potatoes