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‘The Potato Field’ podcast: Ben and Alison Sklarczyk on tissue culture and seed potato production

‘The Potato Field’ is an initiative of Spudman magazine in the US. In the latest episode, Ben and Alison Sklarczyk discuss the process of producing plants in their tissue culture lab and then greenhouse before they reach field seed potatoes in disease-free and sterile condition, as well as their recent expansion, trends in seed potatoes and balancing family with their demanding business.

Every cherry-sized potato minituber that leaves the Sklarczyks’ greenhouse is step one for what will eventually become 50,000 pounds of full-sized potatoes to be baked, roasted, turned into chips or fries or any other way humans consume spuds.

Go here to listen to the podcast.

Other episodes of ‘The Potato Field’ feature RJ Andrus, Idahoan Foods and Amanda & Braydon Wakasugi, San Acacio Seed

Source: Spudman

Lukie Pieterse, Editor and Publisher of Potato News Today

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