The demand for increasing potato yield keeps going up in all classifications of potatoes from seed to fresh, processing and chippers. Often in our zeal to increase yield, quality parameters such as specific gravity, internal disorders, skin set and others often unnecessarily take a back seat and often do decline. Proper crop nutrition, taking into consideration the critical demand timings of the essential nutrients and proper application mechanics, can help to ensure the high yielding high quality potatoes that growers are looking for and the high quality that processors and consumers are demanding. This webinar will offer physiologically based suggestions on the best crop nutrition applications for the best potato crop. This webinar will be moderated by Spudman managing editor Zeke Jennings and is sponsored by YARA North America. Jimmy Ridgway and Dr. Rob Mikkelsen to speak.
Webinar participants will be eligible for 1 CCA CEU in Nutrient Management.
Sponsored by: YARA North America
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
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?
Innovation Specialist – PNW
This webinar is hosted by Spudman managing editor Zeke Jennings and sponsored by BASF Corporation.
Sponsored by: BASF Corporation