March 2023

A low-cost, non-toxic way to eliminate broadleaf weeds »
USDA:SCRI Potato Soil Health Project seeks to establish physical, chemical and biological indicators of soil health for sustainable potato production »
Potatoes are an essential part of the restaurant landscape. A recent study of 1,500 patrons (consumers who eat out at restaurants) uncovered the potato dishes diners love to order, potato dishes they choose to swap in place of other options presented to them, and their overall expectations regarding potatoes at restaurants. »
Could too much N be causing problems in potato fields? Advancing Eco Agriculture says yes. »
For an organization like the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC), social media (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, TikTok, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Reddit – yes, there are quite a few) plays an important role in helping us communicate directly with consumers across the country and around the world. And maybe more importantly, it helps consumers form and develop a meaningful relationship with Idaho potatoes, building longstanding trust and loyalty. »
Research is underway to unlock the mysteries of soil health and its effects on potatoes »
Plant biostimulants benefit soil health and are correlated with improved yields. How do we get them into the hands of more farmers? »
Drought is complicating the Idaho Water Agreement, putting senior and junior water rights holders at odds »

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