Testing New Potato Varieties

Taylor Hillman Field & Row Crops, Seeds

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Potatoes were the topic in Kern County at the University of California Cooperative Extension’s potato variety trial field day. AgNet West’s Taylor Hillman was there.

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UCCE Kern County Farm Advisor Joe Nunez say this yearly event allows breeders to come see how their seeds grow in Kern County. California does not have a designated breeder so they rely on outside breeders to supply seed. The event pulls companies, breeders and growers alike from all over North America to see results and to get ideas, like Idaho potato farmer Reed Searle.