MOSCOW, Idaho-University of Idaho plant breeder Jack Brown, potato agronomist Jeff Stark and wheat breeder Robert Zemetra, joined researchers receiving honors Nov. 11 by the UI Technology Transfer Office with Innovation Awards.
The awards recognized researchers who gained plant variety protection or patents for their inventions in fiscal year 2010. Others were honored for the issuance of licenses to businesses to market the University of Idaho developed products.
Stark was honored in part for his work with the Alturas, Russet Burbank M1621 and Gemstar Russet potato varieties, which received plant variety protection this year. Alturas ranked fifth among varieties grown in Idaho in 2006 and seventh nationally.