Simplot Plant Sciences
From a scientific perspective, the potato is a pretty cool crop to work with. Cultivated potato and its wild relatives contain a lot of diversity — both above and below the ground. When growing potato collections in the greenhouse we get to see different leaf shapes, flower and tuber colors, and a variety of other features.
KWS SAAT SE and the J.R. Simplot Company have founded a new joint venture company Aardevo B.V., to deliver top performing potato varieties through hybrid breeding.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A multinational agricultural company based in Idaho has acquired gene editing licensing rights that could one day be used to help farmers produce more crops and make grocery store offerings such as strawberries, potatoes and avocados stay fresher longer.
There’s a quiet revolution going on in dozens of potato fields — a new wave of genetically modified crops with consumer benefits.
First marketed in 2015, the first generation of J.R. Simplot’s Innate potatoes silences PPO genes that lead to bruising and browning. Another trait reduces the production of asparagine, which produces acrylamide — a possible carcinogen — when potatoes and other foods are cooked at high heat.