Cornell University

Cornell University’s College of Agriculture & Life Sciences has a long and productive history as an institution known for successfully introducing novel plant varieties with improved disease and insect resistance and cold tolerance to the public.

Cornell Plant Varieties


Cornell’s potato breeding program centers around the genetic improvement of potato, both by conventional and molecular means. The highest breeding priority is to develop agronomically-acceptable varieties that are resistant to the golden nematode. It aims to develop new chipping and tablestock varieties that are adapted to the Northeast, and to meet ever-changing needs of the regional potato industry.

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Test Selections for Evaluation and Testing

Cornell Potato Varieties Comparison Chart

Uihlein Farm of Cornell University is the official seed potato farm in New York State. This facility is used to develop disease-free nuclear seed stocks through pathogen-testing of seed originating from tissue cultured plantlets.