Production

Zebra Chip and the Columbia Basin experience in 2011

No longer breaking news to anyone in the potato world, Zebra Chip was found in the Columbia Basin in 2011.This bacterial disease vectored by the potat... more »

Disease & pest control

The rise and fall of the potato has been inextricably linked to the diseases and pests that feast on the tuber.The repercussions of late blight on the... more »

Keeping weeds to a minimum

Potato growers can add a new weapon to their weed- control arsenal for the 2012 season with Reflex, a Syngenta herbicide that has shown a lot of promi... more »

Here comes the sun

The days are longer and the ground is starting to awaken. The soil seems to swell with fertile anticipation for the spring rains and growing warmth. Y... more »

Retaining nitrogen in soil: Nutrient demands vary from cultivar to cultivar

Getting the proper nutrition to your potatoes is an essential element in maximizing your crop's quality and yield. There are 17 essential nutrients ne... more »

History of irrigation

There have been a lot of innovations in agriculture and the potato industry throughout the years. From the first self-powered tractors to today's GPS-... more »

Multi-pronged fight against Zebra Chip disease in potatoes

Thanks to the investigations of scientists-turned-detectives, potato growers in the western United States and abroad now know the identities of the pa... more »

Land of Opportunity

As the fading glow of twilight gave way to night and vaporous layers of mist descended on the freshly harvested potato field, Dan Chin drove his truck... more »

Precision Irrigation

Irrigation technology has come a long way in the past decade, and equipment designers and manufacturers aren't done yet. Growers can expect to see con... more »

Reports from Potato Expo 2012

A record number of attendees found their way to Orland, Fla., this week for POTATO EXPO 2012. The event featured several days of networking, trade sho... more »


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