The Potato Association of America

"A Professional Society for Advancement of the Potato Industry"

 
 
 

Welcome to The Potato Association of America website!

The Potato Association of America (PAA) was formed in 1913 by a handful of dedicated individuals from Maine, New York, Colorado and Washington D.C. Members are primarily from the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Latin America, but another 30 countries throughout the world are represented in the membership.

 
PAA History

PAA History

1.   An article in Potato Grower written by Editor Tyrell Marchant, “Historical Significance PAA celebrates 100 Years” published in the January 2016 Issue and published online: January 06, 2016  2.  A letter written by PAA’s 2015-2016 President Dr. Loretta Mikitzel outlining what The PAA […]

 
American Journal of Potato Research

American Journal of Potato Research

The American Journal of Potato Research (AJPR), formerly titled the American Potato Journal (APJ), is a  premier outlet for reporting of scientific advances on the potato. The AJPR is recognized internationally by contributors and readers. View the current issue’s table of contents from our […]

 
2017 Honorary Life Member Inductees

2017 Honorary Life Member Inductees

One of the most significant ways to recognize outstanding contributions to the potato industry and to our organization, The Potato Association of America, is the awarding of Honorary Life Membership (HLM). This is the highest award bestowed upon an individual by the PAA. Each […]

 
EAPR (The European Association for Potato Research)

EAPR (The European Association for Potato Research)

Mike Thornton is the EAPR country representative for the USA. The EAPR consists of nearly three hundred members, scientists from European countries and more, working on all the aspects of potato research and developments, from genomics aspects to production, storage and processing. Mike’s primary […]

 
 
 

Recent News

 
  • Globodera Alliance Newsletter

    Globodera Alliance Newsletter

    We are pleased provide access to the latest edition of the Globodera Alliance Newsletter: The Fascinating Biology of Potato Cyst Nematodes – Globodera Alliance Newsletter – Nov. 2017 La Biología fascinante de los Nematodos del Quiste de la Papa – Boletín Globodera Alianza – Nov 2017 […]

     
     
  • Publication Fee Change Effective January 1, 2018

    Publication Fee Change Effective January 1, 2018

    Beginning January 1, 2018, there will be a single publication fee of $800 per article published in the American Journal of Potato Research.

     
     
  • Presentations

    Presentations

    For those that did not attend the November 9, 2017 Dickeya and Pectobacterium Summit in Bangor, Maine, the presentations are available here .    

     
     
  • 2018 PAA Annual Meeting

    2018 PAA Annual Meeting

    Idaho is pleased to host the 102nd Annual Meeting of the Potato Association of America at the Boise Centre, Boise, Idaho, USA from July 22 to 26, 2018. Please join us at the meeting to network and exchange the latest research, information and ideas […]

     
     
  • 2017 PAA Annual Meeting: Fargo, North Dakota

    2017 PAA Annual Meeting: Fargo, North Dakota

     

     
     
  • Endowment Fund Donors

    Endowment Fund Donors

    The Potato Association of America “ENDOWMENT FUND DONORS” Gifts made to the Endowment Funds may be given “In Memory Of” or “In Honor Of” PAA members, family members, or to the Frank L. Haynes Graduate Student Research Award Fund. Contributions are cumulative, eventually qualifying […]

     
     
  • Employment Opportunities

    Employment Opportunities

    December 2017 M.S. or Ph.D. Student Position in Horticulture, University of Wisconsin-Madison The successful candidate will work independently to study 1: effects of different reduced irrigation rates on potato yield, quality and storability using variable rate irrigation; 2: use the field data to calibrate […]

     
     
 
 

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