March 2015

Grassroots Messenger

Being a leader in the potato industry isn't a new or unusual role for Dan Lake. It's a role the 2015 president of the National Potato Council (NPC) he is well known for across the Big Sky state of Mon... more

Spudman 7: Paul Patterson

Paul Patterson is an Extension professor and agricultural economist with the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology for the University of Idaho. He has worked for the University of I... more

The Evolution of PVY

Potato virus Y (PVY) refuses to go away.Seed growers know the threat all too well. If virus levels exceed certain levels (2 percent in Idaho) in winter grow-out testing, the affected seed lot can't be... more

The Magnificent Seven

At the National Potato Council (NPC) annual meeting on Jan. 9, 2015, in Orlando, Florida, seven NPC past presidents were invited to come on stage to be recognized for their involvement in adding fresh... more

The Power of Potassium

As most growers know, healthy potato crops require an incredible amount of resources, but in particular, potassium. In fact, potatoes use more potassium than any other nutrient, said Samuel Essah, ass... more

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