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Seed Spud Growers Hanging on in Central Oregon

Not far from where the epic western Bend of the River" was filmed in 1952 lies a semi-arid region in central Oregon where a sizeable portion of the st... more »

Kim Wahlen Works Hard In Industry He Grew Up In

Kim Wahlen is a third-generation potato grower, farming about 6,000 acres near his hometown of Aberdeen, Idaho. His grandfather, Peter Frederick Wahle... more »

Bill DeVos: Growers Should Focus on Consumers

There are three items prominently displayed in my office. One is a painting by Colorado artist Tom Lockhart, Greenwings over a Wintry Marsh," which I ... more »

Okray Farms Continues Tradition Started in 1905

The governing philosophy at Okray Farms is slow, steady growth. And that's exactly what they've done over the last 100 years. What started as a small ... more »

Florida Grower Has Potato Business In His Blood

Farming isn't just what Florida potato grower Alan Jones does. He was born to it and it's in his blood. At age 38, like many other farmers, he's growi... more »

Industry looks at packaging innovations

Connecting with consumers means marketing potatoes in a way that will stimulate new purchases. Industry leaders agree that adopting this simple strate... more »

Adjusting planter speed can improve yield and uniformity

High yields and uniform potatoes start with homogenous seed pieces planted at even intervals, Mir-M Seyedbagheri told growers at the University of Ida... more »

Michigan Family Grows Minitubers Without Soil

In 1997, Don Sklarczyk embarked on an adventure that would forever change the way he did business: He switched to hydroponically growing minitubers fo... more »

Timing and rate of application crucial in shallow-rooted plants

Stress conditions moisture, nutrient availability, soil properties, limited root systems can play a crucial role in tuber development, so managing the... more »

Packaging innovation unlocks the future for Colorado potato grower

It's shiny, almost futuristic. It's compact and made of stainless steel and glass. It's computer driven and engineered to size, weigh and pack potatoe... more »


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