January 2021

Cultivar Corner: Erika’s traits include common scab, black dot resistance and cooking profile

Erika is an early-maturing yellow-skin yellow-fleshed variety. It produces shallow eyed, long-oval tubers with excellent flavor and firm cooking texture. This variety is a preferred choice of gourmet ... more

EU potato growers advised to cut planting by 15% in 2021

The uncertain COVID-19 situation and its affect on processing demand has EU growers being told to be very conservative in planting. »

Mickelsen Farms takes lead in sharing farmers’ story with the masses

Mickelsen Farms was founded in 1988 by brothers Lynn and Dale Mickelsen and Lynn’s son, Mark, but the family’s potato-farming history in southeastern Idaho goes back further than that. “We’... more

Potatoes and Exercise: Research shows when to eat to benefit performance

A series of recent studies showed that potatoes may be as effective as commercial sports products in fueling before, during and after exercise. »

Side dressing potatoes with potassium nitrate fertilizer helps improve tuber performance

Potato plants absorb large quantities of potassium (K) throughout the growing season. It is therefore important that K availability to the plant is not limiting.  [caption id="attachment_15099" al... more

What election results could mean for potato industry

We knew heading into 2020 that the presidential election would be one of the biggest stories of the year. It was, but the COVID-19 pandemic and all of its effects knocked the election down to a distan... more

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