July/August 2020

Best practice potato storage advice from University of Idaho researchers

Optimal storage practices start in the field and can hinge on a variety of factors and conditions, both with the tubers and inside their storage environment.  As we’ve seen this year with volati... more

Column: Detailing state of the potato industry amid COVID

As organizations adapt to the current COVID-19 realities, on June 25 the National Potato Council tried something new by holding our first-ever virtual summer meeting. Although we were disappointed we ... more

COVID-19 report: Potato industry still feeling effects of foodservice shutdowns

Now three months into the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, the situation remains fluid and unsettled for the potato industry and that likely will continue for quite some time. When massive f... more

Cultivar Corner: Queen Anne is a ‘visually brilliant’ yellow potato

Queen Anne is a visually brilliant potato with smooth, bright-yellow skin. This attractive mid-season potato produces high marketable yields while showing excellent resistance to common scab, bruisin... more

Farm stress management focus of Michigan State Extension

Being a farmer is not only risky due to unpredictable forces like nature and weather, agricultural work also is dangerous. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, agriculture ranks sevent... more

How EU potato producers are coping with COVID impact

It’s not every day you get to meet a world-renowned potato expert in person, especially under current conditions. But the rules around social distancing have relaxed somewhat in Belgium, which allow... more

Inside the Industry: Potato rotations

Spudman recently polled readers on the subject potato rotations through an online survey. Here are the results of that survey: RELATED: More survey results from Inside the Industry  ... more

Potato chip industry boosted by COVID-driven retail boon

A pandemic doesn’t come with many positives, but it hasn’t been bad for the potato chip industry. Unlike Western U.S. producers of russet and table-stock potatoes, who ended up with a surplus w... more

Potato sprout control in storage a changing landscape

Growing a healthy potato crop and proper loading into storages present only the initial steps to ensure a steady, uninterrupted supply of potatoes throughout the year. Depending on the varietal ch... more

Simplot’s Rasmussen pushing to further define potato industry sustainability

Jolyn Rasmussen leads J.R. Simplot’s Raw Development and Sustainability team, which has a mission of “Bringing Earth’s Resources to Life.” The group includes agronomists, variety development a... more

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