Our Mission Statement:
- Optimize conventional breeding techniques for varietal selection and develop improved breeding methods for the purposes of developing superior potato varieties for the Michigan industry.
- Conduct genetic research to study self compatibility in diploid potato, chip-processing from storage, resistance to Colorado potato beetle and diseases such as late blight and scab.
- Integrate transformation and gene editing techniques into the breeding program for economically important traits.
- Continue to name, commercially release, and intellectually protect new potato varieties that are of value to the potato industry.