WSPC announces Potato Day 2023

Every year, potato farmers from across the region migrate to Olympia, Washington, to share this year’s potato harvest and celebrate Potato Day. O... more »

NPC to CFIA: Modernize long-term management plan to prevent PEI potato wart spread

An advisory panel created in the wake of a political firestorm over the Prince Edward Island (PEI) potato wart crisis submitted a report in late Janua... more »

NPGA reminds growers to be cautious with hydraulic hoses in winter

Extreme cold temperatures throughout the winter months can cause challenges to hydraulic hose lines in tractors and machinery. “The temperature o... more »

There’s still time to register for Potato Academy

Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC) is supplying growers with applied information on potato production at its first Potato Academy. Potato Acad... more »

NDSU/UMN seeking growers’ help with vine kill study

The North Dakota State University and University of Minnesota potato agronomy research team is working on modeling 10-foot dig data to provide better ... more »

USDA publishes Strengthening Organic Enforcement final rule

On Jan. 18, the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) previewed the Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) final rule. This update to the USDA organic ... more »

Reduced row width for increased yield

Potatoes have been grown in a specific way for decades, with traditional spacing between them, but research has proved that they can be grow... more »

UI Extension to conduct trials aimed at finding special-needs herbicide labels for quinoa potato rotation crop

Forthcoming field trials at the University of Idaho’s Aberdeen Research and Extension Center could help provide the first herbicides to local farmer... more »

USDA expands eligibility, enhances benefits for key disaster programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) made updates to several conservation, livestock and crop disaster assistance programs to give more farmers, ... more »

Tracing the potato’s path

True innovation solves a problem, and Soiltech Wireless was born from common issues potato growers faced regarding affordable ways to monito... more »

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