Potato breeding involves the mechanics of taking pollen from one flower (variety) and fertilizing the stigma of another flower (variety). A successful pollination will produce 200-300 seeds in a “cherry-tomato”-like berry. Those seeds are sown in pots. Each small tuber that grows is a potential...

Peter spoke at the African Potato Association Meeting, held in Naivasha, Kenya, July 1, 2013. He discussed how Asian farmers in China, Vietnam and the Philippines had demystified technology around tissue culture and varietal selection to become very successful seed potato producers. He challenged the...