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College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2331
Moscow, ID 83844-2331

Phone: 208-885-6681

Fax: 208-885-6654

Email: ag@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/potatoes

Location

Mailing Address:
1693 S 2700 W
Aberdeen, ID 83210

Phone: 208-397-4181

Fax: 208-397-4311

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/aberdeen

Location

Mailing Address:
3793 North 3600 East
Kimberly ID 83341-5076

Phone: 208-423-4691

Fax: 208-423-6699

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/kimberly

Location

Mailing Address:
29603 U of I Lane
Parma, ID 83660-6699

Phone: 208-722-6701

Fax: 208-722-6708

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/parma

Location

Variety Information

University of Idaho faculty work in conjunction with faculty from other institutions on the Tri-State Potato Breeding Program and Potato Variety Management Institute to develop and promote new varieties. All potato breeding selections undergo a strenuous evaluation process before being released as varieties. The process can take as many as 15 years and involves hundreds of tests. Pictured below are potato varieties created in Aberdeen by our breeders. 

Potato breeding and variety development occur in several areas in Idaho.

Moscow

University of Idaho’s main campus is home to the Nuclear Seed Potato program.

  • Potato Tissue Culture Lab plantlets are grown and sold to seed growers
  • Parker Farm minitubers are produced at the greenhouse and sold to seed growers

Aberdeen

The Aberdeen Research and Extension Center is home to the University of Idaho potato breeding program.

  • Incorporates improved germplasm from other ARS and state programs
  • Completes pre-breeding research
  • Provides most of the true seed for variety development efforts

Tetonia

The Tetonia Research and Extension Center tests between 3,000 and 7,000 promising new potato lines from Aberdeen each year. All seed for evaluation in tri-state and western regional trials are produced at Tetonia.

Russet and Special Varieties

Move your mouse over each image to view the names of the potatoes in alphabetic order.

Contact

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2331
Moscow, ID 83844-2331

Phone: 208-885-6681

Fax: 208-885-6654

Email: ag@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/potatoes

Location

Mailing Address:
1693 S 2700 W
Aberdeen, ID 83210

Phone: 208-397-4181

Fax: 208-397-4311

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/aberdeen

Location

Mailing Address:
3793 North 3600 East
Kimberly ID 83341-5076

Phone: 208-423-4691

Fax: 208-423-6699

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/kimberly

Location

Mailing Address:
29603 U of I Lane
Parma, ID 83660-6699

Phone: 208-722-6701

Fax: 208-722-6708

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/parma

Location