March 2013

A New Tradition

Spudman magazine is honored to present Eric Halverson with its 2013 Emerging Leader Award. Halverson is the inaugural recipient of what promises to be an annual tradition within the potato industry. ... more

An Ounce of Prevention: Seed treatments can be a cure for healthy yields

A little prevention could go a long way when preparing your potato seed for planting this spring. It's already common practice to coat cut seed pieces with bark dust to speed the healing process. Gro... more

Feed Your Seed: Nutritional guidelines help determine ‘just right’ rates

In the potato catalog of best management practices, nutrient management is at the top of the list. Growers must contend with reaching that perfect nutritional medium for the health of their crop: How... more

National Potato Council: New Opportunities to Advance Policy Goals

Earlier this year, America's potato growers placed their trust in me to lead the National Potato Council as its president throughout 2013. It is a responsibility I take seriously; overseeing an organ... more

PAA the Second 50 Years

The Potato Association of America – The Second 50 years Last month we wrote of The Potato Association of America's development during its first 50 years, one of the few organizations formed aro... more

Taking Stock: Industry wake-up call

Nature's wake-up call is about to ring in the spring. Down south the potatoes are in the ground but up here in the Pacific Northwest, the Midwest and the Northeast the ground is just beginning to awa... more

Taking the Wheel

The pendulum has swung from the east to the west with the election of Randy Mullen of Pasco, Wash., as 2013 National Potato Council (NPC) president. With his election at the NPC's annual meeting in L... more

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