Chris Long

Chris Long

longch@msu.edu
Telephone: (517) 353-0277

Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences

Potato Extension Specialist - Applying potato related research to real world agriculture.
Plant and Soil Science Building
1066 Bogue St., Room 412
East Lansing, MI 48824

Applying potato related research to real world agriculture.

Research Interests:

Chris leads the Potato Outreach Program, a collaboration between Michigan State University and the Michigan Potato Industry Commission. This program supports Michigan potato growers by conducting on-farm research and demonstration trials that apply to all aspects of potato production. He also speaks at Extension events, fields days, grower meetings, and to commodity groups. Each year, the program conducts over 40 on-farm variety trials in Michigan, participates with cooperating states in national trials, maintains a demonstration storage, and compiles the annual Michigan Potato Research Report. Chris is interested in identifying potato varieties adapted to the Michigan climate that are profitable for producers, resistant to diseases, pests, and biotic and abiotic stresses, and acceptable to consumers.

 

Articles featuring:

https://spudman.com/news/mpic-partners-with-msu-extension-for-variety-trial/
http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/2017_upper_peninsula_potato_variety_trial_results
http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/2016_upper_peninsula_potato_variety_trial_results
http://cfgrower.com/late-blight-found-in-potato-in-michigans-st-joseph-county/
https://www.michfb.com/MI/Farm-News/Potato-progress-Celebrating-50-years-at-MSU-Montcalm-Research-Center/
https://www.morningagclips.com/freshpack-potato-variety-trial-results/

 

Other Publication Listed on Google Scholar:

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=sMtTnfQAAAAJ&hl=en

 

Websites of Interest:

MSU Potato Specialist Website
Potato and Sugarbeet Pathology Website

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