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A veteran of the U.S. potato industry once told me that he learns at least one new thing about his crop every day.
I always think of that comment just before the annual International Crop Expo at the... Posted on 2/18/14 at 10:48 AM
Officials say the threat of widespread potato blight in the Red River Valley appears to be over, at least for this year.
The Northern Plains Potato Growers Association and North Dakota State University said no new cases have been reported the past few days, though farmers are cautioned to continue to watch for the disease.
With the Potato Bowl just about a month away, thoughts of loaded baked potatoes have Herald Food Editor Jeff Tiedeman drooling at Chef Jeff, the Red River Valley's newest food blog of fun, at Chef Jeff
Potato growers to receive emergency notices today Potato producers attending the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association’s “Field Days 2009” in Larimore were treated to a nasty surprise when North Dakota State University plant entomologist Neil Gudmestad announced that late blight has been found in north central Grand Forks County.
The Northern Plains Potato Growers Association says its irrigated potato research farm in central North Dakota will be moved to the eastern part of the state.
Association president Chuck Gunnerson said the research farm near Tappen was too far to travel for researchers from the Red River Valley.
Gunnerson said the research farm will be located next to a Hutterite colony near Fordville.
The association said it’s selling the Tappen farm and will lease acres for the research farm from the Hutterite colony.
The Northern Plains Potato Growers Association based in East Grand Forks is moving its irrigated potato research farm from south-central North Dakota to next to the Hutterite colony near Fordville, N.D.
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