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A Deeper Look: Spotting PVY with drones

Seed certification experts gathered at this year’s Potato Expo in Orlando, Florida and discussed some of the challenges facing seed growers. Those c... more »

Worth the Effort: Making it work with reduced tillage

There’s a touch of irony in the fact that since taking over his family’s farm, Jeff Parkinson has reduced the amount of fertilizer he needs to use... more »

Eric Schroeder is Spudman’s 2018 Emerging Leader of the Year

It would be accurate to call Eric Schroeder, assistant manager at Schroeder Brothers Farms, a jack of all trades. Depending on the time of year, you c... more »

New McCain contracts worry some growers

Idaho farmers who raise potatoes for making frozen fries fear a contract being offered by a Canadian food manufacturer could quash their chances of ea... more »

Hoff Brothers farm keeps frontier legacy alive

Caretaker of a legacy: that’s how James Hoff describes himself. There’s a serene sense of awe and gratitude in Hoff’s voice when he talks about ... more »

Question: How can I control aphids, psyllids and Colorado potato beetles while still maintaining my beneficial insects?

{Sponsored} Many potato farmers use pyrethroid insecticides for a variety of reasons. However, repeatedly using broad-spectrum insecticides has set fa... more »

Protecting the Soil: Cover crops key to keeping one small farm alive

Rob Giesbrecht believes a key to keeping his small potato farm in business has been his willingness to try new management practices for the sake of re... more »

Serifel® Biofungicide Provides Numerous Advantages for Potatoes

{Sponsored} Reports show that there was minimal disease pressure this season; however, next season is right around the corner. Now is the optimal time... more »

Question: I’ve tried everything and I haven’t been able to control wireworms. What do you recommend I do to control wireworms?

{Sponsored} Wireworms are an annual problem for potato producers in North Carolina and Virginia and can cause heavy damage. Recently, other areas such... more »

Potato Plants in Field

Start crop protection planning now to combat early season disease

{Sponsored} Potato growers faced slightly less disease pressure in 2017, but they must keep their guard up and have a crop protection plan in place fo... more »


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