Potato research grant announced for Colorado State

Colorado U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Cory Gardner, R-Colo., this week announced that Colorado State University will receive $2.5 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study the integration of new technologies to manage potato pathogens in North American potato crops. “Congratulations to Colorado State on receiving this grant to improve the treatment and management of potato pathogens,” Bennet said. “Potatoes are a critical part of our agricultural economy in Colorado. This grant is an investment in research that will assist potato growers across the country and protect future potato production” “It is critically important that the Department of Agriculture is working with our nation’s universities like Colorado State to support research that will assist our farmers with crop production,” Gardner said. More