May/June 2019

2019 Spudwoman of the Year Alison Sklarczyk

Nurturing potatoes was not how Alison Sklarczyk envisioned her future. Nurturing puppies was more like it. When Alison Hinshaw entered Michigan State University in 2001, she had her sights set on b... more
Mydibel new potato varieties

Belgium’s ideal soil helps make it largest exporter of frozen potatoes

In 2018, the Belgian potato processing sector achieved record growth, exceeding 5 million tons of processed potatoes. After last year's drought, production is facing challenges, however.

Column: Spuds and sports are a great match

Piles of scientific studies show that potatoes are exceptionally healthy and provide many of the essential vitamins and minerals athletes need for peak performance.  

Hollee Alexander is National Potato Council’s ‘master sergeant’

If John Keeling has been the National Potato Council’s face and voice for the past 17 years, Hollee Alexander has been its backbone. Alexander, whose official title is senior director, program an... more

Inside the Industry: Pest Control

Spudman recently polled readers on how they're dealing with potato pests. Here are the results:
Nathan Tallman Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania potato legacy Nathan Tallman heads state cooperative

[caption id="attachment_12611" align="alignright" width="225"] Nathan Tallman is the executive director of the Pennsylvania Co-Operative Potato Growers. Tallman with his son, Carter William Tallman, w... more

Timing is key for weed control between potato planting, row closure

From potato planting to row closure is a busy time for growers. It’s also a busy time for weeds. Getting the herbicides on at the right time and linking up with tillage operations between planting a... more

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