Soil Health, Cover Crops, and Strike: How These Related Concepts Impact Your Operation

Soil Health is a relatively new phrase in agriculture that describes the important role soil plays in the long-term sustainability of crop land. Soil health involves a productive balance of soil chemistry (nutrients), soil physics (structure), and soil biology (soil microorganisms).  The potato industry needs productive, healthy soils to remain competitive. Therefore, it is good to […]

Strike Fumigant and Common Scab – What’s everybody talking about?

Farming has always been a business that succeeds through innovation. Farming innovations over the years have allowed farms to increasingly produce more potatoes per acre staying ahead of cost of production. As potato production costs increase, one has to sell more potatoes to cover the higher cost of production.  Production efficiency is a term that can be […]

Impact of Chloropicrin Soil Fumigation on Potato Farming in Uncertain Times

Potato farmers are facing changes in established markets during the Covid-19 crisis.  There are reports of increased demand for all potatoes at the supermarket.  However, stay at home orders have severely reduced demand for restaurant and institutional products.  The potato market is shifting to meet new product demands and provide an outlet for those products that no longer […]