Navigation Links
ARS scientists in North Dakota help improve potato storage capabilities
Date:5/20/2010

This release is available in Spanish.

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in North Dakota are evaluating the storage properties of promising new potato varieties that could greatly improve potato quality for growers throughout the United States.

Seventy percent of all potatoes in the United States are processed into chips, french fries and dehydrated potato flakes. Maintaining adequate potato storage quality for processingin some cases, up to 10 monthsis vital to potato producers and processors.

Jeff Suttle, research leader at the ARS Sugarbeet and Potato Research Unit in Fargo, N.D., and food technologist Marty Glynn at Fargo's work site in East Grand Forks are working with the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association and public potato breeding programs throughout the United States to evaluate the storage properties of new potato varieties.

Their evaluations of the new varieties over the past year have led to the development of two named cultivars, "Dakota Crisp" and "Dakota Diamond," which fare well even after nine months of storage.

Wound-healing and sprout control are both major issues for potato storage managers. Potatoes are sometimes damaged during harvest and must heal in order to prevent infection by other pathogens. The internal processes that control wound-healing are being determined in studies by ARS chemist Ed Lulai in Fargo. Lulai has identified hormonal signals that stimulate the healing process.

When potatoes are harvested, they're dormant and don't sprout. During storage, dormancy ends and sprout growth commences. Sprouting results in numerous biochemical changes, which are detrimental to the nutritional and processing qualities of potatoes. Postharvest sprouting is typically controlled during storage with chemicals that inhibit the process.

The long-term goal of Suttl
'/>"/>

Contact: Jan Suszkiw
Jan.Suszkiw@ars.usda.gov
301-504-1630
United States Department of Agriculture-Research, Education, and Economics
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Stanford scientists track polluted groundwater to the sea
2. HHMI awards $79 million for science education to research universities, top scientists
3. Scientists: Malaria control to overcome disease’s spread as climate warms
4. Europes scientists call for more effort in tackling rising ocean acidity
5. Scientists release biocontrol for water hyacinth
6. Team led by Scripps Research scientists discovers bodys own molecular protection against arthritis
7. Scientists use biomedical technique to image marine worm
8. Scientists offer new take on selective fishing
9. Scientists design new drug type to kill lymphoma cells
10. Scripps research scientists shed light on potential treatment for Gauchers disease
11. FASEB Scientists Descend on Capitol Hill to Advocate for Increased Science Funding
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/26/2015)... March 26, 2015 The Granite ... recreation and athletic club, today announced it has implemented ... freedom of movement for members and staff, while restricting ... comprehensive process, we selected FST,s IMID Access system because ... for our members and staff, in addition to unparalleled ...
(Date:3/23/2015)... , March 23, 2015 SoundView Technology Group ... NXT-ID,s (NASDAQ: NXTD ) Wocket smart wallet. SoundView was one ... feedback on their experience with the Wocket in multiple scenarios ... CVS, Whole Foods and other retailers, making both debit and ... Tuttle also says, "If the company meets their plans ...
(Date:3/20/2015)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rswjb4/hand_geometry ) has ... Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. ... US$ Thousands. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the ... , Europe , Asia-Pacific ... World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Granite Club First Private Club in North America to Implement FST Biometrics Secure Access Solution, as Part of Multi-million Dollar Expansion 2Technology Research Note Update from SoundView; Real-World Usage and Feedback of Wocket Smart Wallet at CVS, Whole Foods and other Retailers 2Technology Research Note Update from SoundView; Real-World Usage and Feedback of Wocket Smart Wallet at CVS, Whole Foods and other Retailers 3Technology Research Note Update from SoundView; Real-World Usage and Feedback of Wocket Smart Wallet at CVS, Whole Foods and other Retailers 4Hand Geometry - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: An Essential Security Component for both Government & Enterprise Sector 2Hand Geometry - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: An Essential Security Component for both Government & Enterprise Sector 3Hand Geometry - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: An Essential Security Component for both Government & Enterprise Sector 4
... Illinois scientists have learned that a specific omega-6 fatty ... "In experiments with mice, we knocked out a gene ... make arachidonic acid. Without arachidonic acid, the mice developed ... scratched themselves continuously, and they developed a lot of ...
... from the United States and Europe has identified more than ... etiology of common forms of kidney disease. The team, known ... in more than 65,000 individuals of European descent. Common variations ... people with poor kidney function or chronic kidney disease than ...
... one "pulse" of artificial light at night disrupts circadian ... Dr. Rachel Ben-Shlomo of the University of Haifa-Oranim Department ... P. Kyriacou of the University of Leicester. "Damage to ... therefore important to understand the causes of this damage," ...
Cached Biology News:U of I study: Lack of omega-6 fatty acid linked to severe dermatitis 2International research team discovers novel genes influencing kidney disease risk 2
(Date:5/4/2015)... 4, 2015  RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB: RGRX) ... independent team of researchers from South ... (TB4) plays an important role in accelerating the ... an experimental mouse model, by promoting blood vessel ... dermal tissue.  The research found that the underlying ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... 2015 - New Massive Open ... prepare for the United States Medical Licensing Examination ... technical and medical information products and services, announced today ... Online Course) designed to help medical students prepare for ... the first and most daunting of the three exams ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... May 1, 2015  Northwest Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ: NWBO ... personalized immune therapies for solid tumor cancers, announced today ... second tranche of a $40 million investment from Woodford ... first invested $25 million in NW Bio on November ... an agreement with the Company for a further $40 ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... May 1, 2015 A new ... antithrombotic drugs will reach $22.4bn in 2019. That revenue ... Industry and Market Prospects 2015-2025 ,  published ... investigation is to provide forecasts and qualitative analyses of ... publisher and consultancy in London, UK ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Researchers Report that Thymosin B4 has a Major Role in Dermal Burn Wound Healing 2Researchers Report that Thymosin B4 has a Major Role in Dermal Burn Wound Healing 3Elsevier's Free MOOC Prepares Med Students for Licensing Exam 2Elsevier's Free MOOC Prepares Med Students for Licensing Exam 3NW Bio Closes On $28.5 Million Second Tranche Of Woodford $40 Million Financing 2NW Bio Closes On $28.5 Million Second Tranche Of Woodford $40 Million Financing 3Antithrombotic Drugs: World Industry and Market Prospects 2015-2025 2Antithrombotic Drugs: World Industry and Market Prospects 2015-2025 3Antithrombotic Drugs: World Industry and Market Prospects 2015-2025 4Antithrombotic Drugs: World Industry and Market Prospects 2015-2025 5
... real environment, the city of Madison. Image courtesy of ... Firefighters need to be fully prepared, practicing hundreds of ... to respond to a chemical spill immediately, getting the ... to work together, planning the best strategy to avoid ...
... ago, a mega-merger of higher education institutions created the University ... insist those who pine for days gone by, but the ... Wisconsins public resources. , ,The time has come for ... time with 21st century realities in mind. Facing a state ...
... announcement that it plans to buy its former parent ... for new opportunities. , ,Drew Petersen, director of legislative affairs ... and AT&T is a sign that SBC plans to become ... TDS, which Petersen said tries to present itself as a ...
Cached Biology Technology:How games have evolved to provide real-world education 2How games have evolved to provide real-world education 3How games have evolved to provide real-world education 4Structural change is coming to the UW System 2Structural change is coming to the UW System 3SBC merger with AT&T could open opportunities in Wisconsin 2
Homo sapiens HCLS1 associated protein X-1 Antigen: Recombinant Protein...
See product name for description....
Amino Acid Analysis is performed using ion-exchange separation of the amino acids from acid hydrolysates, followed by ninhydrin detection. Typical quantities required are 0.1 to 0.5 mg, depending on...
...
Biology Products: