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Walter De Jong
Walter grew up in eastern Canada. Although surrounded by potatoes and potato people throughout his childhood, Walter only realized midway through graduate school that he wanted to become a potato scientist like his father. Walter is an associate professor at Cornell University, where he oversees both an applied potato breeding program and a potato molecular genetics laboratory. He and his wife, Darlene, have two children.
Books by Walter De Jong
The Complete Book of Potatoes: What Every Grower and Gardener Needs to Know by Hielke De Jong, Joseph B. Sieczka, and Walter De Jong