Production

Clen and Emma Atchley grow crops while preserving the environment

Some people believe farmers stand in the way of protecting the environment, but there are growers out there working to preserve the land and the nutri... more »

Communication is key to keeping good workers

Almost every farmer has had to deal with the farm labor issue. As the labor supply gets tighter and tighter, finding good workers and getting good emp... more »

Intensified nationwide testing under consideration

Potato growers in Idaho are in for a lot more of the same kind of activities" as they enter the 2007 growing season. But growers across the United Sta... more »

Planting the Seeds of Success

It's difficult to think about planting as the Michigan snow covers everything in a blanket of white and temperatures dip below zero, but based on the ... more »

Different Practices Can Help Manage Late Blight in Sprinkler-Irrigated Potatoes


Integration of several control tactics is needed to manage potato late blight in sprinkler-irrigated potatoes. These include strict sanitation pra... more »

Colorado Seed Farm Too Tall for Pests

There probably aren't too many potato growers in the United States who'd be all that comfortable practicing their profession at 7,600 feet above sea l... more »

Experts Answer Questions about GPS for Potato Growers

What is GPS?D.J. Mulla: GPS stands for Global Positioning System. This is a network consisting of 24 satellites that broadcast radio signals to earth.... more »

Seed Size Distribution

A commercial Norkotah grower I was visiting with recently was trying to choose which of three seed lots he should buy for next year. His first thought... more »

Growers Can Manage a Potato Crop with Less Water

Irrigation is required for profitable commercial potato production in the Western United States. Potatoes have a relatively shallow root zone and a lo... more »

Disease Thrives on Cool, Wet Weather in Midwest, East

Prevailing weather for the Midwest and Eastern states during the summer of 2004 can be summed up in two words cool and wet. It just so happens that th... more »


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