Article Archive

Sign up to receive Spudman updates.

Phil Hamm, soon to retire, reflects on 45-year career

As the director of Oregon State University’s Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Phil Hamm has been at the forefront of potato... more »

Column: Whoever has the gold makes the rules — usually

We’ve all heard the adage: “Whoever has the gold makes the rules.” While generally true the concept does have exceptions. One, the person wit... more »

Column: February a month for potatoes to shine

February is high on the list of the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) favorite months. Why? It’s American Heart Month and Potato Lovers’ Month, ma... more »

GMO

Inside the potato industry: GMO

A look at the results of Spudman's reader survey on if genetically modified (GMO) potatoes are good for the industry and what are the most desirable t... more »

Shawn-Boyle-Idaho-Grower-Shippers-Association

2019 Emerging Leader Award winner: Shawn Boyle proves to be quick study

Less than two years into his potato career, Shawn Boyle has made quite an impression. There seems to be no shortage of people willing to sing his prai... more »

Column: What are you eating?

As a potato industry member, I am sure your answer to the question posed by this column’s headline is “potatoes.” But what if you are a competit... more »

Emma-Atchley-Farms-Ashton-Idaho

Atchley Farms’ sanitation practices cut down on disease threat

Emma Atchley keeps her half-acre greenhouse as sanitary as a hospital and uses laboratory techniques to propagate potato plants. There’s no toler... more »

Potatoes Bulking BASF

Timing fungicide applications to control white mold

{Sponsored} Growers must be proactive with their disease-control plan every season if they want to prevent white mold from damaging their crops. W... more »

San Luis Valley Research Center

Spudman 7: Chaks Mattupalli goes from finance to plant pathology

Chakradhar “Chaks” Mattupalli’s experience in agricultural financing in India put him on a very different career path: plant pathology. In deali... more »

Throwdown-Mandolin-potato

Trade, technology among major topics at Potato Expo 2019

The latest products, varieties and technologies available to the potato industry were on display at Potato Expo 2019 in Austin, Texas. The two-day ... more »


75 Applewood Dr. Ste. A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345
616.887.9008
Get one year of Spudman in both print and digital editions for FREE. Preview our digital edition »

Interested in reading the print edition of Spudman?

Subscribe Today »


website development by deyo designs