Planting

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 »

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 »

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 »

Seeding Change



Reports of the demise of the Russet Burbank may be a little premature, but there is a developing sense that the mighty variety is slowly be... more »

Idaho’s Potato Farmers Planting Next Year’s Ideas

If Idaho potato farmers plant more acres than they did last year, they could derail the price gains they?ve made the past three years and wreck prospe... more »

Wet Spring Delays P.E.I. Potato Planting Season by up to 12 Days

The general manager of the P.E.I. Potato Board says a wet spring has delayed planting season by as much as 10 to 12 days. Truro Daily News... more »

USDA Planting Report To Provide Clues On Outlook For Ag Cos

U.S. farmers are expected to continue boosting investment this year, but a closely-watched government report next week and rising input costs are like... more »

Wet Spring Slowing Potato Planting

Warm, sunny weather Friday has Prince Edward Islanders thinking of summer, but the cool, damp spring has put the planting of this year's potato crop a... more »

Diversity is key to minituber grower’s success

Valley Tissue Culture in Halstad, Minn., sets itself apart from other seed growers by the number of varieties it produces.
Valley Tissue cultures ... 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 »


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