CALS is home to one of the world’s leading potato development programs. Much of the work on potatoes is done at the Hancock Agricultural Research Station in central Wisconsin. This past fall Ryan Curtin, who was a CALS student working in Matt Ruark’s soil science lab at the time, visited the station while the potato research plots were being harvested and worked with Ruark to film and produce this fun and educational video about the process using a GoPro camera. Unlike commercially-harvested potatoes, research potatoes get individual attention including visual and electronic examinations. The data is then used to evaluate varieties for continued development and/or release to commercial growers.
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