Entries tagged with: Growing Potatoes

Registration open for free webinar on nutrient management

Spudman magazine is sponsoring a free webinar, "Protecting Current and Future Profitability with Responsible Nutrient Management," on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m. (EST).   Duane "Sarge" Preston, professor emeritus and retired Extension educator-potatoes with the University of Minnesota, Alan Parkinson, field agronomy manager at Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers (ACLF), and Dr. Brian Levene, specialty crop research manager at ACLF, will discuss various aspects of responsible nutrient management for potatoes. Learn about the history of Agro-Culture Liquid…  » Read more

Vietnam market opens to U.S. potatoes

The United States Potato Board (USPB) recently announced that the first commercial shipment of United States table-stock potatoes arrived in Vietnam. A shipment of just over 14 metric tons comprised of russet, red, yellow flesh and purple potatoes arrived in Ho Chi Minh City “Importers in Vietnam currently have import permits allowing them to bring in U.S. table-stock potatoes through December and the USPB will help find U.S. exporters to meet this demand,” John Toaspern,…  » Read more

McCain Foods USA to renovate Burley, Idaho plant

McCain Foods USA will begin a major capital improvement and renovation of its Burley 2 potato plant in Burley, Idaho. The project begins this fall and is scheduled for completion in two years. The Burley 2 facility was built in 1964 and produces a variety of straight cut, crinkle cut, coated and non-parfry potato products that are distributed across North America and exported to Asia.
Russet Burbank remains number one potato variety

Russet Burbank remains number one potato variety

The reign of Russet Burbank as the number one potato variety planted in the nation continues for 2012, according to a report released by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Nationally, 44.1 percent of acres were planted in Burbanks, up .1 percent from 2011. The Russet Norkotah is the second most popular variety in the U.S. with 12.9 percent of planted acres, up .2 percent from 2011. Ranger Russet came in third, with 9.4 percent…  » Read more