Production

New smart water use resource available for farmers

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education’s (SARE) newly revised Smart Water Use on Your Farm or Ranch discusses how producers are using innova... more »

Washington State expanding Decision Aid System to potatoes

For more than a decade, entomologist David Crowder has helped Pacific Northwest farmers sustainably defend against insect pests and invaders. This ... more »

H-2A wage rate set by USDA for 2021

With the release of USDA’s Farm Labor Survey on Feb. 11, farmers that utilize the H-2A program finally know the minimum wage they must pay their H-2... more »

Potatoes in storage up slightly from last February

The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service released the following updates Feb. 17 for the remaining 2020 potato crop. Potato stocks in Ida... more »

Fumigation reduces soilborne diseases, which helps sustainability

Improving sustainable potato production is an admirable goal for the potato industry. The basic concept of sustainable crop production is to produce a... more »

Verticillium wilt a ‘complicated knot to untie’ for potato growers

Found in all potato growing regions in the United States, verticillium wilt is a serious disease that diminishes quality and causes significant yield ... more »

Midwest Cover Crops Council to have conference

“Finding Common Ground in Cover Crops” is the theme of the 2021 Midwest Cover Crops Council Conference. The virtual conference, Feb. 23-25, kic... more »

USDA releases Farm Labor Survey, previews AEWR rate increases

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a preview Feb. 11 of what the 2021 H-2A wage rates will look like. USDA released its Farm Labor Surve... more »

Row View of Norkotah 8s-San Acacio Seed

Clean Seed: Essential for Quality Production

{Sponsored}  In the battle against disease, clean seed is the best way to start the season strong. The benefits of using clean certified seed are nu... more »

Postharvest 2020: Potato growers offer feedback on season, future concerns

Spudman recently offered readers a chance to give feedback on their 2020 potato growing season through an online survey. Here are the results of th... more »


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