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Michigan man honors family farming history with potato vodka

Chris Iott is not among the Iott brothers who have made a career out of running the family’s northern Michigan seed farm, but he has found a way to ... more »

All-potato diet: 8 years later

Chris Voigt made national and international news when, for two whole months, he ate nothing but potatoes. It’s been eight years since Voigt, the ... more »

What emerging potato insect pests should be on our radar and why?

{Sponsored} Increasingly, potato growers are noticing foliage damage that appears to be from lygus bugs, also known as plant bugs. Lygus bugs are ... more »

Words of Wisdom

Last year Addie Waxman became our inaugural Spudwoman of the Year. When we first talked to her she had graduated from the University of Idaho with her... more »

Hot on the Trail

  Because potatoes have to be cooked before people consume them, the industry maybe wasn’t as quick to embrace traceability technology and p... more »

Threat Assessment

When zebra chip burst onto the scene in the U.S. in the 2000s, it came as a nasty surprise for many growers and cost producers millions of dollars. A ... more »

Understanding soil microbes could boost yields

Soil is sometimes considered the last knowledge frontier because so little is known about the microbial and fungal communities that live within it. Wh... more »

New option emerges for rot control in potato storage

Wisconsin spud growers dealt with heavy rainfall and extreme heat at harvest during both of the past two growing seasons, which usually equates to dis... more »

How teamwork and technology keep Western Potatoes strong

Troy Sorensen never doubts that his employees at Western Potatoes will continue working their hardest when he’s not watching, and he’s seldom burd... more »

Preventing and Managing Devastating Potato Late Blight Outbreaks

{Sponsored} Late blight can rapidly become severe; farmers can see it go from a few lesions to complete defoliation in just a few days. When vines are... more »


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