Production

2020 Challenges and next season’s outlook for potato growers

{Sponsored} As the 2020 growing season comes to a close, it’s important to consider how disease pressure will impact 2021. To better understand wha... more »

Virginia Tech receives grant to study microbiomes

For centuries, scientists have worked above ground, studying plants and their effect on biodiversity. Lying below the scientists’ feet, though, is a... more »

Certis USA adds two ag veterans to sales team

Certis USA has added Sherm Hollis and Tim Riley to its commercial sales team. Hollins and Riley bring decades of experience of dedication to the ne... more »

Idaho ag department awards several grants to aid potato production

Interest in the Idaho State Department of Agriculture’s annual specialty crop program was up considerably this year compared with last year. ISDA... more »

Drought hurting Maine potato growers, but conditions better elsewhere

Aroostook County, Maine experienced one of the driest potato-growing seasons on record this year. The USDA’s Drought Monitor recognizes a section... more »

GROPRO approved for six products by organic institute

The importance of organic production in the U.S. continues to rise with total sales of organic products in 2019 hitting $55 billion. Currently, th... more »

Oil-coated sand may hold more moisture in soil

Growers often need to regulate soil temperature, reduce weeds and minimize water loss. Agricultural mulch can help farmers do so. But the plastic in ... more »

Leveraging sorting data from the processing line back to the field

Although sorting equipment is capable of collecting an incredible amount of data, most of that data goes unused. But that data can be extremely valuab... more »

Vanmark adds clean-in-place (CIP) option for potato washing system

Vanmark, an industrial potato and produce processing equipment manufacturer, has introduced a new option to its Peeler/Scrubber/Washers that automatic... more »

Russet varieties dominate Colorado acreage in 2020

This report provides the results of a special survey of potato growers in the San Luis Valley, which was conducted to evaluate potato varieties plante... more »


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