March 2016

Dutch grower improves yields by 1 percent each year using precision ag

It’s been 11 years since Dutch potato grower Jacob van den Borne took over the family farm with his brother Jan. At the time they decided that they didn’t want to grow bigger, they wanted to grow ... more
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Marching into Spring

A March morning is only as drab as he who walks in it without a glance skyward, ear cocked for geese." So wrote Aldo Leopold in "A Sand County Almanac." I quote Leopold for two reasons: 1) "A Sand Cou... more

On Guard in the PNW

Introduction by Bill SchaeferThere are a lot of tools available to protect your crop — fungicides, herbicides and insecticides, to name three. All three of these inputs require growers to practi... more

Sands of Time

In the Central Sands region of Wisconsin, made famous in Aldo Leopold's book, A Sand County Almanac," Steve Diercks, 67, and his son Andy Diercks, 45, were busy bringing in the 2014 fall harvest when ... more

Spudman 7: Gregg Halverson

Gregg Halverson is president and chairman of the board of Black Gold Farms, a family owned potato growing and marketing organization headquartered in Grand Forks North Dakota. Black Gold Farms special... more
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Tiede Takes the Helm for 2016

At the National Potato Council's (NPC) annual meeting, held January 14-15 in Las Vegas Nevada, Jim Tiede of American Falls, Idaho, was elected to serve as the NPC president for 2016 and to lead the co... more

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