Production

Technology aids farming and irrigation practices

It's said that the information age started with the military in the 1950s, and the technology we have in the 21st century is a direct result of it. Fa... more »

Healthy Soil Regimen Reduces Need for Chemical Attack

For more than 30 years, potato growers have managed the chronic disease called potato early dying (or potato early die) with a chemical attack that ra... more »

Pacific Northwest Taking Proactive Measures to Stop Threat

The recent discovery of potato tuberworms (PTW) and tuber moths has potato growers and industry officials concerned and researchers studying how and w... more »

Different Practices Can Help Manage Late Blight in Sprinkler-Irrigated Potatoes


Integration of several control tactics is needed to manage potato late blight in sprinkler-irrigated potatoes. These include strict sanitation pra... more »

Investigation of Pest Under Way in Idaho

In early May, officials from the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) were still tr... more »

Start Thinking About Harvest Now To Ensure a Bruise-Free Crop

Producers need to attend to numerous details during the growing season to raise a quality potato crop. It begins by properly working the soil followed... more »

Disease Control Measures Should Be Taken Right Up Until Harvest

After growers apply the desiccants that will kill their potato vines and set the stage for harvest, it's not yet time to park the sprayer. They should... more »

Packaging innovation unlocks the future for Colorado potato grower

It's shiny, almost futuristic. It's compact and made of stainless steel and glass. It's computer driven and engineered to size, weigh and pack potatoe... more »

Humidity Control Key to Storing Bulk Potatoes

While temperature is probably the most important potato storage concern, another important step in storing potatoes is ensuring adequate relative humi... more »

Potato Disease Hits Texas Growers

A mysterious disease is lurking in the potato fields around Texas, threatening farmers with millions in losses and jeopardizing their share of the luc... more »


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