April 2021

Column: US-Mexico potatoes drama giving ‘Days of Our Lives’ a run for its money

“Days of Our Lives” is one of the longest running soap operas of all time. The U.S. potato industry’s quest to get its fresh potatoes throughout the country of Mexico could give it a run for its... more

Herbicide timing is key for effective weed control in potatoes

The timing basics needed for successful weed control in potatoes can be thought of in three manners: There are three “windows of opportunity” for herbicide application timing in potatoes. ... more

PVY research protects seed, prepares growers

For potato growers across the U.S., potato virus Y (PVY) is a serious problem that causes foliar and necrotic tuber symptoms that reduce size and overall yield in a wide range of potato varieties. ... more

US seed potatoes stamp passports for Cuba

Seed potatoes from the United States have not been part of the Cuban cultural story for decades. But now, with the advent of a field trial in Cuba with U.S. seed potatoes, that just might change.   ... more

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