Researchers try producing potato resistant to climate change

  • FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2014, file photo, high school students Adam Paterson, 15, left, and Jordi Legasse, 17, right, pulls rocks and and unwanted materials from a conveyor belt moving potatoes into storage facility in Mapleton, Maine. University of Maine researchers are trying to produce potatoes that can better withstand warming temperatures as the climate changes. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

  • FILE — Adam Paterson, 15, strains to dump a barrel of discarded potatoes during a 12-hour work day, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at a potato storage facility, in Mapleton, Maine. University of Maine researchers are trying to produce potatoes that can better withstand warming temperatures as the climate changes. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

  • Potatoes await harvesting at Green Thumb Farms, Sept. 27, 2017, in Fryeburg, Maine. University of Maine researchers are trying to produce potatoes that can better withstand warming temperatures as the climate changes. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

BANGOR, Maine — University of Maine researchers are trying to produce potatoes that can better withstand warming temperatures as the climate changes.