Production

Measuring for consistency can help manage tuber profile

Seeding rate is often measured by the number of trucks used; if X number of trucks have been used, Y number of acres should be seeded, and vice versa.... more »

Contracts can determine how much you pay for land

With commodity and specialty crop prices high and optimism for 2008 also high, landowners are looking to get a piece of those profits by turning to di... more »

New irrigation technologies from ARS can help conserve a vital resource

In the small Montana farming town of Sidney, Robert Evans adjusts his Bluetooth. He's not chatting with colleagues or closing a business deal. He's wa... more »

UW Researcher Develops Test to Weed Out Diseased Potatoes

Just as a rotten apple can spoil the bunch, so can a rotten potato. So UW-Madison researchers have developed a test that may for the first time allow ... more »

MOU will help market export potatoes

Seed certification agencies throughout the United States are working toward an agreement that will make marketing potatoes internationally easier.The ... more »

Idaho Potato Commission celebrates 70 years

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) celebrated 70 years as the marketing arm of Idaho potatoes in May. The role IPC has played in the development of oth... more »

Wet Spring Slowing Potato Planting

Warm, sunny weather Friday has Prince Edward Islanders thinking of summer, but the cool, damp spring has put the planting of this year's potato crop a... more »

N. Idaho Crop Duster Says Region’s Fields Susceptible to Insects and Disease

A crop duster in northern Idaho said increased fuel prices are limiting the areas aerial sprayers can cover and that's leaving the region open to an i... more »

General field practices can reduce risk of contamination

Beginning in July, any supplier to a USDA food or snack program will be required to pass a Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) audit with a score of 80 ... more »

Selecting A Source: Look into Farm’s History Before Choosing a Seed Provider

When growers are looking for a seed potato provider, there are some things they must each consider first, said Phillip Nolte, Extension seed potato sp... more »


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