Potatoes Stories

March 22, 2016
Spring Potato Promotion Designed To Increase Retail Sales
Fresh Solutions Network’s potato product promotions are designed to inspire higher potato sales. Read More
Washington Capitol building
Farm Management
February 22, 2016
Industry Groups Praise Release Of Proposal To Create Federal Preemption For Food Labeling
The National Potato Council and the American Seed Trade Association applaud the proposal that would preempt state GMO food and seed labeling efforts and require USDA to set a standard for voluntary on-package disclosures. Read More
Disease Control
February 16, 2016
Learn To Use Late Blight Tool For Potatoes And Tomatoes
Cornell workshop to highlight how tool uses temperature, relative humidity, rainfall information as well as the specific location of your farm. Read More
pile of potatoes
February 10, 2016
Potatoes Are More Than A Good Source Of Potassium
Researchers have been investigating the enhancement of oxidative qualities through breeding potato selections that are considerably higher in antioxidants than those currently available. Read More
February 7, 2016
A Lesson In Marketing From Sterman Masser Potato Farms
Always looking for new product offerings and ways to expand, Sterman Masser Potato Farms caters to consumers. Read More
Farm Management
January 26, 2016
Black Gold Farms Launches Red Potato Promotion
Red potato supplier unveils “Spice Up Your Spud Life” promotion to capitalize on American Heart Month. Read More
January 26, 2016
Potato Growers Select 2016 NPC Leadership
The National Potato Council names a new president as well as members of the Executive Committee. Read More
January 20, 2016
USDA Extends Deregulation Of Genetically Engineered Potato
J.R. Simplot Company submitted a request in May for extension of a determination of nonregulated status. Read More
January 20, 2016
The United States Potato Board Launches New Marketing Program
The Spud Nation Food Trucks are part of the new marketing and education effort. Read More
Black scurf and stem canker on a batch of potatoes
Disease Control
December 16, 2015
Protect Potatoes From Black Scurf And Stem Canker
Learn how to identify, the survival and spread, as well as management methods for these fungal foes. Read More
Innate Russet Burbank potato (left) next to a conventional Russet Burbank potato (right) 30 minutes after peeling.
December 9, 2015
USDA Extends Deregulation Of Genetically Engineered Potato
Extension granted for a line of genetically engineered spuds developed by J.R. Simplot Company. Read More
pile of potatoes
December 2, 2015
Potato Growers Support Voluntary GMO Labeling
As the first session of the 114th Congress is drawing to an end, potato growers from Colorado, Idaho, Michigan, Washington, Read More
Center pivot irrigation sprinklers in Florida
December 2, 2015
Researchers: New Irrigation Method Saves 50% Of Water Needed For Potato Production
Three-year study uncovers significant potential in hybrid center pivot equipment. Read More
Farm Management
November 13, 2015
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Application Deadlines Nearing
USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers who are interested in the 2016 Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), of Read More
Farm Management
November 11, 2015
Potato Growers Support Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
The partnership also includes provisions to improve the process for resolving phytosanitary issues based on science in a timely manner. Read More
The Latest
November 20, 2017
Lack of Crop Insurance a Risky Business …
In light of what Hurricane Irma stirred up, now is a good time to review how well you cover your assets. Read More
Crop Protection
November 1, 2017
Potato Pest Management Isn’t Likely to G…
In his final column, Dr. Nolte reflects how managing potato pests and diseases has changed in the past 20 years and where it may be heading. Read More
October 19, 2017
Northeast Florida Farmers Stepping up to…
Green light given to nine agricultural projects steeped in stewardship. Read More
October 2, 2017
Trump Administration on the Clock to Mak…
National Potato Council's John Keeling says the traditional time frame for rallying support for significant new legislation is closing, including immigration reform and agricultural trade. Read More
Insect Control
September 25, 2017
Prevent Sweet Potato Weevil From Giving …
Learn how to identify, the survival and spread, as well as management methods for this insect pest. Read More
Grower Achievement Award
September 6, 2017
Saving 1 Million Gallons of Water a Day:…
The industry struggles to find the right sustainable practices. Alan and Leslie Jones are rolling up their sleeves and finding results. Read More
Grower Achievement Award
September 6, 2017
Jones Potato Farm Wins the 2017 Grower A…
American Vegetable Grower magazine is proud to announce Parrish, FL-based Jones Potato Farm is the 2017 recipient of its prestigious Grower Achievement Award. This national award is given annually to an operation that exemplifies the best of the national growing community. Read More
Crop Protection
August 9, 2017
Why Some of the Most Dangerous Potato Di…
If you understand the role oxygen, and its lack, plays in potato diseases, you'll be better equipped to battle them. Read More
July 12, 2017
We Need to Fight for Fruit and Vegetable…
In the last 10 years, an alliance has used its combined voice to create programs like the Specialty Crop Research Initiative, the Specialty Crop Block Grant program, the Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops program, and others. Read More
June 5, 2017
Florida Growers and Researchers Unearthi…
More seeking to dig into production and profit of this appealing alternative superfood crop. Read More
May 10, 2017
Florida Sweet Potato Farmers Learning Ho…
UF/IFAS researchers develop trapping systems for potent pest; studying other crop protection methods to help save revenue. Read More
April 30, 2017
Hot Potato Trends on Front Burner for Fl…
Annual UF/IFAS field day digs into the latest research and comes up with appealing solutions. Read More
April 25, 2017
Frustrated by Overwintering Culls and Vo…
It sometimes seems that culls and volunteers survive even winter conditions, while your desired crop needs coddling. Taking a look at how feral potatoes behave will give you insights that will help you get the results you need for your crop. Read More
Pest Control
April 25, 2017
How to Manage Three Key Potato Pests
Learn identification and control strategies to protect your crop. Read More
Biocontrols Conference
April 5, 2017
Biocontrol Increasingly Important Option…
Neonicotinoids, a key weapon in the grower’s arsenal against potato psyllids, is becoming less effective, a team of researchers from Texas Read More
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March 31, 2017
BMPs Paying off Big for Northeast Florid…
Tri-County Agricultural Area projects to share $1.5 million in funding for continued conservation and nutrient management. Read More
March 25, 2017
Florida Blueberry Crop Escapes Slap from…
Freeze protection tactics prove fruitful as local producers look to gain from Georgia’s loss. Read More
March 8, 2017
3 GMO, Late-Blight-Resistant Potato Vari…
The introduced genetic material is from wild potato varieties that are resistant to late blight. Read More