April 2013

Fighting Late Blight

Late blight isn't an annual problem for Wisconsin growers, but it does make a presence in potato fields occasionally. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-M) have recently seen new ... more

Meeting the Challenges

The death of his father revised Carl Hoverson's plans to become an engineer and brought him home to the family farm. Hoverson's great-grandparents settled near Manvel, N.D., in 1881. He is a fifth gen... more

Opportunity Knocks

Martin Sidor is a third-generation farmer, whose family began growing potatoes in the sandy Eastern Long Island soil in 1908. Sidor has the heavy hands and easy demeanor of a man who's spent his life ... more

Taking Stock-The cruelest month

April is the cruelest month. At least that was T.S. Eliot's assessment and the English poet wasn't referring to taxes. None the less, I've got taxes on my mind as I write this column, but let's leave... more

Training Future Leaders

It wasn't quite as intense as a boot camp but participants in the 2013 Potato Industry Leadership Institute (PILI) spent seven days immersed in everything about the potato industry. Beginning in Idah... more

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