Sustainable Potatoes: Why Your Fertility Choices Matters

What does “sustainability” really mean for potato producers?
Join Dr. Jason Haegele, ICL, North American Agronomy Lead and Georg Lemperg, ICL, Global Food Market Relations Manager, as they break down how your
fertility choices directly impact environmental sustainability and profitability from farm to table. Learn about best practices that can be applied on your farm today, supported by research trials and mini-case studies.
In this webinar, we will explore:

* Nutrient synergy and improving Nitrogen Use Efficiency (NUE)
* Maximizing soil-P to reduce phosphorus run-off and P-inputs
* The role of CRFs in reducing nitrous oxide emission
* Trials and research on sustainable fertilizer choices
(Polysulphate, Agrocote, Agrolution pHLow, Nova PeKacid)
* Sustainability through the food value chain

Sponsored by: ICL

The “More Yield, Better Potatoes” Phenomenon Behind Envita

Join Spudman for a roundtable discussion about Envita. Learn more about filling the gap between available and accessible nitrogen with the help of naturally occurring, food-grade bacteria.
Gain insight into how Envita works, view some of the promising results and get your questions answered.

Sponsored by: Azotic.

Data-Driven Decision-Making: Growers Explain How They Stay on Top of Evolving Environmental Challenges

As inflation drives up input costs and extreme weather strains crop yields, many fruit growers are turning to agtech for help. To fine-tune decisions around planting, harvesting, irrigating, preparing for frost, spraying for pests, etc., growers are deploying monitoring solutions that enable them to keep better tabs on crop growth cycles and environmental conditions. In this webinar, Chris Sullivan, president of Davis Instruments, will talk with a panel of fruit growers about the monitoring solutions they are using to stay on top of evolving weather-related challenges.

Sponsored by: Davis Instruments

Increasing Nutrient Efficiency in Potatoes with PeKacid and Agrolution pHLow

How can you make the most of phosphorus soil fertility and fertilizer applications? Potatoes often respond to fertilizer P at soil test levels that would be considered very high for most others crops. Even with high starting soil test P, potatoes often require additional P fertility to optimize yield and quality. High levels of P in soil are often unavailable to plants, especially with elevated soil pH, and inefficient use of P fertilizer application is an environmental concern. When acidifying water-soluble fertilizers, like Pekacid and Agrolution pHLow are used as a source of P in nutrient management programs, the acidifying effect can optimize the availability of applied nutrition, and unlock soil nutrient reserves, resulting in increased nutrient efficiency for higher quality, improved yield, and cost-effective results. Join agronomists Dr. AJ Foster and Dr. Jason Haegele to explore phosphorus management for potatoes, including digging into the latest research on managing soil and fertilizer pH as a tool for making the most of phosphorus. Scroll down to learn about our speakers.

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SpudWeek 2023

SpudWeek, featuring three 1-hour interactive webcasts with industry experts discussing the latest issues facing growers today. Attendees will hear about the latest industry insights, production tips and guidelines to grow successfully.

Learn about how spore capture can detect fungal pathogens in the field and prevent crop loss due to disease. Daniel Mondor from AIR Spore will explain how this has protected growers against late blight and other diseases.
Watch for FREE now! 

Get the latest on sustainability for potato producers from the Potato Sustainability Alliance.
Watch for FREE now!

Spudman will host a roundtable with the Spudman Dream Team winners to get the lowdown on production challenges today, how they’re handling them, and what the future of the potato industry may look like in the days ahead.
Watch for FREE now!

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Impact of Humic Acids on Nutrient Uptake and Sodium Management

Join Spudman for this interactive discussion on the use of humic acids to increase crop yield & quality with Dr. Mir Seyedbagheri, Director of Research and Development at BioGro. Dr. Mir will share his 30+ years of practical research on the role that functional carbons play in nutrient management, soil health, water & fertilizer use efficiencies.

All attendees are eligible for 1 CEU point (.5 in Nutrient Management, .5 in Water & Soil Management)

Sponsored by:

Making the Most of Secondary Macronutrients

Across all crops, N, P, and K receive a great deal of fanfare for their broad role in promoting crop growth and yield. But in more specialized crops, like potatoes, quality is a factor of equal or greater importance to total yield and secondary macronutrients (S, Ca, and Mg) play a central role in optimizing production. Due to their contributions to specific growth and physiological processes, secondary macronutrients can be more limiting, impacting both yield and quality. Due to the importance of ensuring proper timing of nutrient availability for secondary macronutrients, nutrient source is essential for optimizing yield, quality, and return-on-investment to the grower. Specifically, solubility and nutrient release rate over time. Polyhalite⁠—a naturally occurring mineral⁠—has emerged as an innovative nutrient solution. Providing a gradual release of S, Ca, and Mg, it also contributes a low chloride source of K. This webinar will dig into the importance of secondary macronutrients in potato production and review North American trials of polyhalite as a component of a complete potato fertility program. This webinar will be moderated by Spudman managing editor Crystal Nay and is sponsored by ICL.

All attendees will be eligible for 1 CEU.

Sponsored by: ICL

SpudWeek 2022: On-Demand

Click each session header to watch that recording on-demand.

Tuesday, June 28: Potato Sustainability
John Mesko, Potato Sustainability Alliance
Formed in 2020, the Potato Sustainability Alliance (PSA) joins all facets of the potato industry — from growers to processors to crop protection specialists — to further the industry’s quest to be sustainable. PSA head John Mesko will share updates on how that’s being done and field some questions from the audience.

Wednesday, June 29: Weight Loss in Storage
Ragen Darrington, IVI
A large portion of potatoes spend more time in storage than they do in the ground. Weight loss during that period can be caused by a variety of reasons, but the end result is still the same: product and economic loss. Ragen Darrington of Industrial Ventilation will present on how to manage and minimize potato weight loss while in storage.

Thursday, June 30: Roundtable Discussion
Some of the top potato-focused university researchers in the U.S. join us to discuss some topics of their choice, as well as field some questions from the audience. Our guests will include Amanda Gevens of the University of Wisconsin, Andy Robinson of North Dakota State University and Mike Thornton of the University of Idaho.

Sponsored by: 1,4Group and UPL

SpudWeek – An Online, Multiday Industry Event

Now Available On-Demand! SpudWeek, featuring three 1-hour interactive webcasts with industry experts discussing the latest issues facing growers today. Attendees will hear about the latest industry insights, production tips and guidelines to grow successfully. Moderated by Zeke Jennings, editor, Spudman. Click on each link to Watch Now for FREE!

Sustainability: Post-harvest soil health

Rising temperatures’ effect on potato storage

Roundtable Discussion: Ask the experts

Sponsored by: Sponsored by: Gowan; 1,4 Group; Teton West

Bulking Potatoes: Increasing Yield While Maintaining Quality

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

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