I’ve been busy writing up some of the great work being done to support farmers with disease suppression, yield increases, and soil health restoration. Read on for more information that we hope will be useful on your farm… What’s Biting into Your Farm’s Economic and Environmental Sustainability? In this article, I discuss the hidden yield […]
Improving sustainable potato production is an admirable goal for the potato industry. The basic concept of sustainable crop production is to produce an economically viable crop while maintaining or improving soil health and reducing the potential environmental impacts of farming. As farmers have long known, there is a link between the economic and environmental sustainability of the […]
Sustainability is something that takes time to appreciate. Sustainability is part of wisdom. You believe that the gifts the land provides your family are not a given. Your grandfather used to say, “Take care of the soil and it will take care of you”.
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 […]
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 […]