November/December 2012

50th Anniversary: Fifty years of varieties

There have been a lot of potato varieties to come and go during Spudman's 50 years of publishing. For nearly 100 years the Russet Burbank has been the standard that all new potato varieties aspire. S... more

Bacterial Ring Rot

At the time of this writing, the Pacific Northwest is experiencing a flare up of the bacterial ring rot (BRR) disease of potato. This disease is characterized by the deterioration of the vascular rin... more

Big Sky Communicator

United States Potato Board (USPB) member Steve Cottom is a fourth generation seed grower and has been involved with Montana seed potato production for over 40 years. Great-great grandparents George a... more

Big Sky Communicator

United States Potato Board (USPB) member Steve Cottom is a fourth generation seed grower and has been involved with Montana seed potato production for over 40 years. Great-great grandparents George a... more

Big Sky Communicator

United States Potato Board (USPB) member Steve Cottom is a fourth generation seed grower and has been involved with Montana seed potato production for over 40 years. Great-great grandparents George a... more

FSMA progress stalls

Food safety has been a constant concern throughout the produce and retail industry. In the past, however, there were no metrics with which to monitor and regulate produce. Now with the Produce Tracea... more

National Potato Council

Whether you have attended POTATO EXPO each of the past four years or you are considering joining us for the first time, this year's conference and tradeshow has something new for every member of the ... more

State Seed Reports

State Seed Reports Colorado continues to increase seed potato production Colorado's San Luis Valley is an ideal location for seed potato production. Its 7,600 foot altitude, cool days and high summer... more

Taking Stock: Honoring Young Leaders

Exciting times here at Spudman. But before I discuss the big news I want to extend my thanks and gratitude to the Potato Association of America for presenting Spudman with an award for its half-centu... more

Targeting exports

Seed potatoes represent just one percent of U.S. potato exports. It's a drop in the bucket. No matter. Some players in this tiny niche market are making a splash. Nearly one-quarter of the 400 acres ... more

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