Community: From the ground up

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The University of Maine’s potato breeding program, conducted in collaboration with the Maine Potato Board, is committed to cultivating new varieties of spuds — a process that takes more than a decade and involves the expertise of growers, entomologists, food scientists, agronomists and geneticists.

Follow professor Gregory Porter to the University of Maine Aroostook Research Farm in Presque Isle, Maine where researchers have been testing and creating new potato varieties since 1912.