The Aberdeen Research and Extension Center is home to multiple potato research projects investigating potato related diseases and disease management techniques; potato pests; potato cropping systems and weed biology, control, and herbicide resistance; and potato variety development. Aberdeen is home to the USDA-ARS and University of Idaho’s potato breeding program which incorporates improved germplasm from other ARS and state programs, completes pre-breeding research and provides most of the true seed for variety development efforts. Over 20 potato varieties have originated at Aberdeen.
U of I faculty are continually investigating potato related diseases and effective disease management techniques. Contact Phil Wharton for more information about potato diseases.
Learn more about potato pests and current research at the U of I Potato website.
The Aberdeen Research and Extension Center is home to the U of I potato breeding program. Contact Rhett Spear for more information about potato variety development.
The following research projects focused on potato cropping systems are conducted at Aberdeen:
- Weed biology
- Weed control
- Herbicide and bio-pesticide environmental fate
- Herbicide resistance management
- Cover crop systems for weed control
Contact Pamela Hutchinson for more information on weed related research.