November/December 2011

All in the Family

Mark Tarr was born to be a Maine potato farmer. It's in his DNA - a simple fact of life. When all eight of your great-great grandfathers were farmers in Aroostook County, referred to as "The County" b... more

Of Families and Anniversaries

It's the end of October and a cold wind is rattling the window and heralding the approaching winter as I write this column. I've just spent the past month at the polar opposites of the nation's potato... more

Russet Burbanks Hold Steady

There are a few surprises when comparing the 2011 certified seed potato acres with the 2010 statistics but there was nothing surprising about the number one seed potato. Russet Burbank remains the mos... more

Seed Treatments

Seed treatments shouldn't be overlooked even though they may constitute only a small part of a grower's overall disease and insect control program. A variety of fungicides and insecticides now are ava... more

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