Colorado has long and rich tradition of growing potatoes dating from the early 1880’s and today is one of the top production areas in the U.S. The CSU potato program is based at the San Luis Valley Research Center which is engaged in various potato research programs include breeding and selection, pathology, crop management and field physiology, postharvest physiology and seed certification. The potato cultivars developed at CSU are then transferred to our commercialization partner, the Colorado Certified Potato Growers Association (CCPGA).

Impact

Over the years this program has successfully contributed to the economic climate of the university and remains focused on developing cultivars that will help assure that the Colorado potato industry remains productive, competitive and sustainable and provides consumers with improved nutrition and quality.

For more information, visit CSU’s Potato Breeding Program Website.