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Organic Growers' Research and
The Northeast Organic/Sustainable Potato (NOSP) Project , funded by NE SARE, is dedicated to increasing the diversity and availability of high-quality tablestock potato varieties for Northeast organic/sustainable commercial growers and gardeners.
NOSPP grows out of a multi-year collaboration between Cornell University and NOFA-NY that has provided growers with the opportunity to trial new and heritage varieties of potatoes.
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The project aims to:
continue and expand trialing of promising potato varieties by interested growers.
help growers develop best management practices for organic potato production.
help growers develop methods to manage insect pests and diseases of potatoes -- with special emphasis on reducing risk of spread of tuber-borne disease when saving potato seed for replanting.
help make high-quality seed potatoes more accessible and affordable to growers through facilitating seed-sharing networks for varieties not yet commercially available.
assist in start-up of multiple "double-certified" (state certified and organically grown) seed potato enterprises in our region.
UPDATE: The portion of the potato project funded by NE SARE has ended. Many thanks to the more than 110 growers who trialed potatoes with us! Follow this link to read the final report submitted to SARE: Increasing quality, diversity and seed availability of potato varieties for small-scale farms.
Please contact Elizabeth Dyck, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in doing informal varietal trialing or are searching for varieties trialed by the project.