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Why potatoes remain America’s favorite vegetable

Understanding the consumer is important to learning what their motivations are and how to stimulate potato consumption. To understand changes in co... more »

Timing is key for weed control between potato planting, row closure

From potato planting to row closure is a busy time for growers. It’s also a busy time for weeds. Getting the herbicides on at the right time and lin... more »

Colorado Potato Beetle

Colorado potato beetle research advances, but persistent pest continues to adapt

The Colorado potato beetle is a major pest throughout North America. Damage caused by the beetle can greatly reduce yield and even kill plants. For de... more »

Inside the Potato Industry: Disease control

COMMENTS Common scab “No feasible control outside planting resistant cultivars.” “There is no control available that actually works.” ... more »

Kitchen Farms on quest for the best potato

The perfect potato breed is many things: reliable, resistant, high-yielding and, of course, marketable. Also add elusive. Like his potato-growin... more »

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Soil health: Experts say use one-step-at-a-time approach

Hall-of-Fame quarterback Dan Marino once did a TV commercial endorsing Isotoner gloves. In it, he gifted gloves to his offensive linemen, who were res... more »

Micronutrients for stress reduction in potatoes — and for growers

{Sponsored} Micronutrients tend to fall by the wayside, but their importance should not be overlooked. A comprehensive nutrition plan is paramount. T... more »

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Cultivar Corner: Castle Russet has excellent processing qualities

Castle Russet (POR06V12-3) Parentage: PA00V6-4 x PA01N22-1 Developer: Tri-States Potato Research & Breeding Program (www.pvmi.org) Plant Va... more »

D.C. Fly-In addresses key issues facing potato industry

In late February, the potato industry gathered in the nation’s capital for the annual Washington, D.C. Fly-In. In the keynote address for the event,... more »

Variable rate technology pays off in the Netherlands

University of Wageningen researcher Corné Kempenaar and his colleagues at the Department of Agro Systems Research conducted a study to assess the cos... more »


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