STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT 'I help grow food'
On Thursday I attended part of the NorthernPlainsPotatoGrowers Association's annual Field Day. The event, held at three sites in northeast North Dakota, highlights potato research at North Dakota Stat... Posted on 8/22/13 at 1:48 PM
Chad Groos, 41, farms two miles north of Coleman, S.D., with his father, Andy, and brothers Eric and Grant. Groos says his family is fortunate this year, compared with those farther south plagued by severe drought.
SABIN, Minn. — They’re up. Seed potatoes at the R. Schmidt Potato Co., at Sabin, Minn., are just emerging to 8 inches tall, thanks to a favorable planting season. Randy Schmidt says that despite a hard, fast 2-inch rain on Memorial Day weekend, things are looking good — so far.
Aster leafhoppers are uncommon in North Dakota — so uncommon that Janet Knodel, North Dakota State University Extension Service entomologist, is drawing on a 1932 paper for information on how to fight them.
KARLSTAD, Minn. — For Justin Dagen, growing potatoes involves more than production. Dagen, a Karlstad, Minn., seed potato farmer, believes that promoting the crop is as essential to the success of his operation as raising it. Earlier this year, Dagen was named Potato Man of the Year at the national Potato Expo in Orlando, Fla.
Think “Big Iron in the winter” with emphasis on small grains, potatoes, soybeans and dry beans. The 11th annual International Crop Expo will be held Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 15-16, at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, N.D.
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