Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center birthplace of new potato varieties

Do you want fries with that? Chances are if you say yes, you may eat a french fry that came from a potato started and developed in the Klamath Basin.

Oregon State University’s Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center (KBREC) is home to innovative new crop varieties, especially potatoes. Every year researchers plant thousands of new types of potatoes. Those thousands of plants are whittled down year after year until, a decade later, a new potato is ready for the market.

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