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Words of Wisdom

Last year Addie Waxman became our inaugural Spudwoman of the Year. When we first talked to her she had graduated from the University of Idaho with her... more »

Hot on the Trail

  Because potatoes have to be cooked before people consume them, the industry maybe wasn’t as quick to embrace traceability technology and p... more »

Threat Assessment

When zebra chip burst onto the scene in the U.S. in the 2000s, it came as a nasty surprise for many growers and cost producers millions of dollars. A ... more »

Understanding soil microbes could boost yields

Soil is sometimes considered the last knowledge frontier because so little is known about the microbial and fungal communities that live within it. Wh... more »

New option emerges for rot control in potato storage

Wisconsin spud growers dealt with heavy rainfall and extreme heat at harvest during both of the past two growing seasons, which usually equates to dis... more »

How teamwork and technology keep Western Potatoes strong

Troy Sorensen never doubts that his employees at Western Potatoes will continue working their hardest when he’s not watching, and he’s seldom burd... more »

Preventing and Managing Devastating Potato Late Blight Outbreaks

{Sponsored} Late blight can rapidly become severe; farmers can see it go from a few lesions to complete defoliation in just a few days. When vines are... more »

Q: What has changed over the last 15 years in regard to late-season insect control and how does it impact my management strategies today?

{Sponsored} Broad-spectrum insecticides have largely gone by the wayside. Growers no longer rely upon season-long control of the former broad-spectrum... more »

PAA: Potato prices as affected by the yearly potato quantity produced 

Potato prices received by growers are largely determined by the quantity of potatoes produced each year. Potato growers make individual decisions on t... more »

How a grower explored new irrigation ideas

Ryan Christensen’s family developed a nine-hole golf course on 35 acres of unproductive farmland mostly to provide a community service. Yet indir... more »


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