PAA

Maximizing potato production with proper late-season irrigation

Without irrigation, profitable potato production would be unlikely in low rainfall regions. Proper season-long soil moisture is the key to maximizing ... READ MORE »

Herbicide timing is key for effective weed control in potatoes

The timing basics needed for successful weed control in potatoes can be thought of in three manners: There are three “windows of opportunity”... READ MORE »

Beating back Fusarium dry rot in Clearwater Russet

Clearwater Russet offers many advantages to potato growers as a dual-purpose russet cultivar. It produces a high percentage of U.S. No. 1 tubers and h... READ MORE »

Pavek currently leading PAA, but his contributions to potato industry aren’t new

For more than 15 years, Washington State University scientist Mark Pavek has helped potato growers develop more nutritious, hardy and marketable varie... READ MORE »

The relationship between potato tuber yield and thermal stability

In 2011, the Michigan potato industry identified soil health as a key research priority. The following year, it published an informational document (w... READ MORE »

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 no... READ MORE »

Potato sprout control in storage a changing landscape

Growing a healthy potato crop and proper loading into storages present only the initial steps to ensure a steady, uninterrupted supply of potatoes thr... READ MORE »

Biotech potatoes can bring improved performance, quality to global markets

From a scientific perspective, the potato is a pretty cool crop to work with. Cultivated potato and its wild relatives contain a lot of diversity — ... READ MORE »

Improving phosphite performance for pink rot control

Pink rot, caused by the oomycete pathogen Phytophthora erythroseptica, can cause significant problems in potato production. Pink rot is typically more... READ MORE »

Seed potato health certificate contains up-to-date status of certified seed

The days when transactions were settled by a handshake bring back sentimental memories, but they are long gone in today’s high-stakes businesses of ... READ MORE »


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