April 2015

Fighting nematodes

The fight against nematodes uses a multi-pronged approach with fumigants continuing to be the primary mode of action followed by nematicides, green manures, clean equipment and using certified seed.Wh... more

Fly-In wrap-up

From Feb. 23 to 26, the National Potato Council hosted the 2015 Potato D.C. Fly-In. More than 150 U.S. potato growers and industry partners from across the country came to Washington, D.C., to advocat... more

News from the Beltway

I've just returned from the National Potato Council's (NPC) Potato D.C. Fly-In (photo galleries from the Fly-In can be viewed at Spudman.com). I've come to dread my time spent in airports and airplane... more

Spudman 7: Nina Zidack

Nina Zidack was raised on a dryland farm/ranch in the Missouri Breaks of Central Montana. In college, Zidack pursued a degree in horticulture science at Montana State University (MSU) in Bozeman and a... more

Tarheel Taters

It was a warm, humid, June morning as I drove through the Albemarle region of northeastern North Carolina searching for the farm of Reuben James and Eric James.In the blink of an eye I passed by the l... more

Violence in the Atmosphere

Is the earth getting warmer or is it cooling down? Why does there seem to be more extreme weather events these days?Whether you subscribe to the theory that climate change is caused by human activity ... more

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