Planting

Seed potato health certificate contains up-to-date status of certified seed

The days when transactions were settled by a handshake bring back sentimental memories, but they are long gone in today’s high-stakes businesses of ... more »

Planting report: Wet spring delays showing up in the numbers

Flooding in the Red River Valley this spring has created havoc for many farmers trying to get their crops planted. Potato farmers there are doing bett... more »

Timing is key for weed control between potato planting, row closure

From potato planting to row closure is a busy time for growers. It’s also a busy time for weeds. Getting the herbicides on at the right time and lin... more »

Wet winter causing delays in potato planting around the country

An extremely wet winter around the U.S. is quickly turning into a soggy spring, which is hindering potato planting efforts. Overall, the 2018-19 w... more »

The Right Cover Crop Combinations

Grant Cardon, professor and Extension soils specialist, Utah State University, talks cover crop combinations during the Idaho Potato Conference in ... watch »

Dewulf unveils first mounted three-row belt planter

Dewulf will introduce the mounted variant of the Structural 30 for the first time at the SIMA ’19 agricultural trade show in Paris. With the intr... more »

French grower finding success with seaweed-based fertilizer

Seaweed is proving to be an alternative fertilizing aid for farmers, including some potato growers. Farmers Guardian, a UK-based agriculture-focuse... more »

Calcium’s role in potato quality, production

Calcium plays an important role in the growth and development of plants. Cell membrane health is very crucial to the survival and health of the plant ... more »

Midwest experiences fertilizer shortage 

Due to spring storms in the Midwest this year, the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association said, farmers who typically would have been in the field... more »

Potato planting well underway in North Dakota and Minnesota

For the week ending May 6, there were six days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. The Northern ... more »


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