An introduction to soil health in potato cropping systems from the USDA-SCRI Potato Soil Health Project

Live on February 16, 2021 @ 2 p.m. ET

The USDA-Specialty Crop Research Initiative Potato Soil Health Project was formed in 2018 to help the potato industry explore what soil health means in potato cropping systems. Four objectives were defined with the first two consisting of research projects exploring management practices and the resulting effects on soil measurements, indicators, microbiome communities and soil-borne pathogens. The third objective aims to explore the economics of potato production and how improved soil health effects the grower’s bottom line. The final objective is to communicate to the potato industry what soil health means and extend research-based results from the objectives to the larger agricultural community.

The Potato Soil Health Project is presenting a webinar to introduce three distinct aspects of the program including:
1) potato production and soil health
2) disease suppression in potato production systems
3) complexities of potato production economics.

Sponsored by: Potato Soil Health Project

The Right Potato Nutrition for a Stress-Free Season

Zeke Jennings, managing editor of Spudman, hosts this free webinar; it features YARA’s potato crop manager, Jimmy Ridgway and director of agronomic services at YARA, Dr. Steve Petrie.

In their second potato nutrition webinar with Spudman, Petrie and Ridgway discuss the importance of micronutrients that may be overlooked. They’ll discuss how micronutrients and impact yield and quality as well as resilience to diseases and environmental stress.

Participants will receive one CEU in nutrient management.

Sponsored by:

State of the Potato Industry and Crop Protection Solutions for Your Farm

Watch the recording of the Oct 20, 2020 virtual roundtable to review recent innovations in the potato industry, from crop protection products to agronomic practices to market/industry influences, from the perspective of a chemical supplier and a consultant.

-What’s going on in potatoes?
-What is being seen as progressive improvements?
-What is being seen as prohibitive to the industry?

Brandon Vining
Independent Consultant
ProGro Consulting

Brian Busch
Innovation Specialist – PNW
BASF Corporation

This webinar is hosted by Spudman managing editor Zeke Jennings and sponsored by BASF Corporation.

Sponsored by: BASF Corporation

Crop Nutrition for Quality Potato Production

Hear about the latest in potato research and best practices for producing your best crop yet from YARA experts, Jimmy Ridgway, potato crop manager and Dr. Steve Petries, director of agronomic services.

Sponsored by:

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