Production

New Zealand potato industry seeking help to survive disease

The potato industry says the fallout from a devastating crop disease means it won't be long before some growers quit the industry.The organisation Pot... more »

Cover Crops

Poor management can damage cropsWeed suppression is one of the many benefits of cover crops. Weed suppression by cover crops is achieved either indire... more »

Bruise Control

University of Florida Research uses 'Super Spud' to measure impact forces on potatoesBruising leaves a heavy economic impact on many potato growers, r... more »

2011 fall potato plantings up 6 percent from 2010

According to statistics released by USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service on July 12, 2011 total acreage planted in potatoes this year is 1,... more »

Simplot secures long-term UAN 32 supply

The California Ammonia Company (CALAMCO) has signed a long-term agreement with the J.R. Simplot Co. for development of additional UAN 32 solution stor... more »

Late Blight

Late blight. Two words that send chills through every potato grower's spine. Most famous as the cause of the Irish potato famine in the middle of the ... more »

Improving Seed Performance

To cut, or not to cut, that is the question facing many growers as they make their planting preparations. How you prepare and treat your seed stock at... more »

Know Your Soil

One of the most important factors in any fertilizer management program is application timing, which can vary widely among growing regions, soil textur... more »

Storing Potatoes

Proper storage techniques can reduce disease pressureStorage conditions can be ripe for diseases to develop and devastate potato crops, leading many u... more »

NPC statement on an EPA cancel of aldicarb registration

The National Potato Council (NPC) is concerned by the recent decision to cancel the registration of aldicarb, a vital tool for U.S. potato growers. Al... more »


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