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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 »

Potatoes USA Chairman Shares Vision for Industry’s Future

Tucked in the Bootheel region of Missouri, Black Gold Farms COO John Halverson continues to carve out an expanding potato production and service opera... more »

Spudman7: Buzz Shahan

Buzz Shahan grew up on a cotton/potato farm in Queen Creek, Arizona. After attending Arizona State University for two years, he transferred to Brigham... more »


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