April 2020

Cultivar Corner: Autumn Rose is an early-maturing red with high yields

Overview Autumn Rose is an early maturing, red-skinned, white-fleshed potato. This attractive high-yielding variety has smooth skin with shallow eyes. Autumn Rose shows good resistance to common scab... more

Getting folks to ‘fuel up’ with potatoes is aim of Potatoes USA’s Dritlein

The potato industry has made a big push to get more potatoes in the school breakfast and lunch programs in recent years. Rachael Dritlein of Potatoes USA is a big part of that push. As the global mark... more

Improving phosphite performance for pink rot control

Pink rot, caused by the oomycete pathogen Phytophthora erythroseptica, can cause significant problems in potato production. Pink rot is typically more severe with short rotations and the use of suscep... more

Labor-savers, latest technology highlight Idaho Ag Expo

Confronted with labor shortages, potato farmers were relieved to learn of the newest automated innovations to help them operate at peak efficiency. About 200 exhibitors showed their products at the 41... more

Organic potatoes continue to gain market share, although still behind other produce

Organic produce accounted for 15% of all produce sales in the U.S. in 2018. While the market share for organic potatoes is much lower than that, statistics show demand is on the rise. According to ... more

Potato Industry Leadership Institute trains tomorrow’s potato leaders

For more than seven decades, the grower-led, grower-supported National Potato Council has thrived due to the hard work and participation of leaders throughout the U.S. potato supply chain. To honor an... more

University of Idaho researchers offer tips on potato disease, harvesting, irrigation

Educational sessions were packed as potato growers learned about strategies to fight crop diseases at the 52nd Idaho Potato Conference, hosted by the University of Idaho at Idaho State University in ... more

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