The Potato Breeding and Genetics Program is housed at the Vernon G. James Research and Extension Center in Plymouth NC. Our project leader, Dr. Craig Yencho, is located on NC State’s main campus, where he also heads the Sweetpotato Breeding and Genetics Program. In Plymouth, our program activities are led by Mr. Mark Clough.
The program’s goal is to develop and screen new varieties, advanced clones, and germplasm and to select materials better suited for North Carolina and the Southeastern US. We are working toward this goal through collaborations with the USDA-ARS, Cornell University, and the University of Maine, as well as other breeding programs across the US.
Potato variety trial reports dating back to 1999.
Specified variety reports dating back to 1995.
Potato Program Grants
Are you interested in partnering with us for sweetpotato and potato breeding and genetic research? We look forward to hearing from you!
Your gift will support the Department of Horticultural Science, including but not limited to, the Sweetpotato and Potato Breeding and Genetics Programs. Funds are collected and managed by the NC Agricultural Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax id 56-6049304. You will receive a receipt for your donation.