Production

John Deere’s Machine Sync can now be used for potato harvest

John Deere has released a new 20-3 software update for its Generation 4 4600 CommandCenter displays. The update includes new features and enhance... more »

Improving waste management for the sake of next season

{Sponsored} Cull piles and volunteers are perennial problem-causers for growers across the industry, and excellent management processes are necessary ... more »

2020 harvest recap and best practices for improving plant health

{Sponsored} This year was one for the books in the most unexpected ways. Growers overall didn’t have the usual pressure for diseases and pests, but ... more »

Soil Health Academy adding virtual learning platform

The Soil Health Academy is taking their three-day regenerative agriculture school programs virtual through "Regen 101." Soil Health Academy creator... more »

North Dakota potato production up 18% following better harvest conditions

Better harvest conditions this year in North Dakota have resulted in a larger potato crop. According to estimates released by the USDA's National A... more »

Pest of the Month: Colorado Potato Beetle

{Sponsored} A pest that can quickly get out of control and decimate a potato field, the Colorado Potato Beetle (CPB) is more common in the Eastern U.... more »

LaBrie Maine red potatoes

Maine potato yields down 18% following severe drought

Drought conditions in Maine this summer have resulted in an 18% potato yield average reduction, according to estimates from the USDA's National Agricu... more »

potatoes in field

Wisconsin potato production stable, while Michigan yield drop leads to smaller crop

Potato production in Wisconsin is projected to be on par with last year, while reduced yields in Michigan are expected to lead to a smaller crop there... more »

USDA releases potato production estimates for Idaho, Washington, Oregon

Potato production in Idaho is forecast at 137 million hundredweight (cwt), up 4% from last year, according to data released Nov. 10 by the USDA's Nati... more »

Preparing for 2021 planting: the outlook

{Sponsored} 2020 was a banner year for potato growers in the most unexpected ways. Unlike many seasons, pests and diseases weren’t necessarily the ... more »


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