Current Projects

Northwest Potato Research Consortium

Cooperative Effort of the Potato Commissions of ID, OR, & WA

Current Projects — Growing year 2019, Commission fiscal year 2019-20

The Consortium is a cooperation of the Idaho, Oregon, and Washington State Potato Commissions, fully funded by the Northwest potato growers. The mission of the Consortium is to support the Northwest potato industry by funding and supporting high-quality research aimed at solving problems and advancing the potato enterprise regionally. It will also work toward a comprehensive research results reporting process that aims to get useful information to the growers and industry members who need it. The Northwest Potato Research Consortium has one staff, Andy Jensen, as Manager, who is essentially a shared employee of the three potato commissions. He is directed by a Consortium board of nine members, three persons representing each commission.

The winter of 2019-20 was the seventh fully integrated and cooperative research review and funding cycle that the three potato commissions have undertaken. The great majority of the research and extension dollars available in each commission for the coming fiscal year was allocated through this cooperation. Proposals were received in December of 2019 from throughout the Northwest potato research community. These were then reviewed and prioritized by each potato commission’s research committee. The Consortium board then used the three sets of priorities from the commissions to build a set of funding recommendations for approval by the commissions.

A detailed list of the approved projects has been created.  These are the projects funded for the July 1, 2020 — June 30, 2021 fiscal year.

Current Projects List, with Objectives and Scientist Contact Information.

Funded scientists: Reporting requirements and format can be found here.

For questions or comments about any of the listed projects, or about the Northwest Potato Research Consortium, please contact Andy Jensen at any time (see the “Contact” tab above).