Published on August 2, 2021
David Douches, director of the MSU Potato Breeding and Genetics Program, was recently awarded Honorary Life Membership to the Potato Association of America, the organization's highest honor.
Published on December 14, 2020
A new study published in Plant Pathology identifies for the first time the genotypes of P. infestans, causing late blight in the main potato-growing regions in Java, Indonesia.
MSU researcher reflects on first Earth Day celebration; “It inspired me to dedicate my career to potato research”
Published on April 22, 2020
MSU potato breeder Dave Douches looks back to the first Earth Day celebration fifty years ago and reflects on how events that day inspired his career in horticulture.
Published on March 1, 2019
Potato late blight disease is no match for Dr. Wharton's keen hunting eyes. Phill is the lead pathologist for the Biotechnology Potato Partnership and an Associate Professor at the University of Idaho.
Published on May 26, 2017
Dave Douches loves potatoes. He grows them, breeds them, takes them around the world, and makes potato chips. He's even made his chips for former President Obama...
Published on October 28, 2015
The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded Michigan State a $5.8 million cooperative agreement to improve potato production in Bangladesh and Indonesia.