February 2012

Ag leads the way

By the time you read this, the dust will have settled from the January road shows around the country. What I've heard in my travels and my interviews is that all sectors of the potato industry are doi... more

Celebrity Farmers

"I know their stock went up."When I asked Frank Martinez about the impact of some McDonald's television commercials that was the first thing he said. Frank is a Washington-state potato grower and the ... more

Cultivar Corner: Alpine Russet

Parentage: A8343-12 x A85103-3Developers: Tri-State Variety Development ProgramPlant Variety Protection: Applied for. Administered by PVMI.Strengths: High-yielding, resistance to sugar ends and other ... more

Land of Opportunity

As the fading glow of twilight gave way to night and vaporous layers of mist descended on the freshly harvested potato field, Dan Chin drove his truck across the field to check on the final load of Yu... more

Making Machinery

Machine shops. They're in most small towns and rural communities. Whether it's on Main Street, some back-alley location, next to a two-lane highway or in the middle of a wide-open field, that's where ... more

Precision Irrigation

Irrigation technology has come a long way in the past decade, and equipment designers and manufacturers aren't done yet. Growers can expect to see continued advances, even to center pivot systems that... more

Spudman 7: Dennis A. Johnson

Dennis A. Johnson is professor and Extension plant pathologist at Washington State University. He received a bachelor's degree in botany from Brigham Young University and a mater's degree and a doctor... more

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