March 2023

Alternative weed management with projectile abrasives

A low-cost, non-toxic way to eliminate broadleaf weeds »

National team developing soil health practices specifically for potato cropping systems

USDA:SCRI Potato Soil Health Project seeks to establish physical, chemical and biological indicators of soil health for sustainable potato production »
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Potatoes: A profitable and popular menu item for restaurants

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. »

Reducing nitrogen to improve soil and plant health

Could too much N be causing problems in potato fields? Advancing Eco Agriculture says yes. »
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Social media: Love it or hate it, it’s here to stay

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. »

Soil health and potatoes

Research is underway to unlock the mysteries of soil health and its effects on potatoes »
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The quest for a definition

Plant biostimulants benefit soil health and are correlated with improved yields. How do we get them into the hands of more farmers? »

Water Woes in Idaho

Drought is complicating the Idaho Water Agreement, putting senior and junior water rights holders at odds »

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