March 2011

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March 14th

The two new tubers reflect the wide range of interest in potatoes. The light-brown 'Sage Russet' can meet the needs of the largest market for potatoes: processing French fries, while the red fingerling called AmaRosa keeps its rosy color during cooking and appeals to the upscale potato specialty market.
Starting this year, a team of researchers from Oregon State University, the University of Florida and the University of Arkansas will test a new remote sensing system in three Oregon nurseries using an unmanned multi-rotor aircraft.
Ryan Contreras and his lab at Oregon State University have begun a breeding program to save the cherrylaurel plant from a potential ban due to invasiveness. A recent $20,500 research grant could lead to a sterile cherrylaurel variety for sale in Oregon nurseries.