March is National Nutrition Month, and that's a great time to take steps to develop a healthful eating plan as we move toward spring.
My preschool and elementary-age children love fruit, but I have a hard time getting them to eat their vegetables. Do you have any tips?
You are invited to attend the 24th Annual Potato Workshop on Tuesday, March 3rd 2015. This workshop gives us the opportunity to get together, learn and share ideas. We feel this program will be useful to everyone in the potato industry. We hope to see you there. A map to Jack and Jim’s is located on the back of this flyer.
Continuing Education - 6 week online course beginning March 9, 2015
Continuing Education March 19, 2015 2-3pm EDT
Continuing Education March 4, 2015 1:00pm CST.
Continuing Education June 2-4, 2015
Every year the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association (NPPGA) Research Reporting Conference and the International Crop Expo provide many opportunities to learn about current research and topics of interest for the potato producers. This year we have three programs to offer, the Research Reporting Conference, International Crop Expo, and International Potato Scout School. The meetings start on February 17 and go to the 19th in Grand Forks, ND at the Alerus Center and Canad Inn.
A Booklet on potato pest and diseases from the United Nations Economic Commission of Europe (UNECE), Specialized Section on Potato Diseases is now available on the internet. This book has many nice pictures of potato diseases, pests, herbicide injury, and other potato defects.
Using day-old bread can help you stretch your food dollars. Some bakeries offer day-old bread at discounted prices. You might buy a few loaves because you found a great deal; unfortunately, you might get tired of it before you use all of it. What can you do with it?
I would like to have salads more often for lunch, but the prepared ones are kind of expensive. They do not have my favorite ingredients, either. Do you have any ideas for me?
May 12-13, 2015 Dakota Medical Foundation Event Center, Fargo, ND
The North Dakota winter test results are now available. Certified seed is grown in Homestead, FL each year.
My presentation at the Wild World of Weeds Workshop on linuron use in Russet Burbank potato. This research compared the tank mixture of linuron + metribuzin as a preemergence, 50% emergence, and postemergence weed control option and effect on plant growth and production. Application at 50% emergence had excellent weed control and generally the greatest marketable yield. Read and follow label directions for use of all herbicides.
The NDSU/U of M Potato Scout School will be held on February 19, 2015 from 12:30-4:00 pm at the Canad Inn in Grand Forks, ND. This event will provide training on potato diseases, insects, and weeds by the NDSU and University of Minnesota Potato Researchers and Extension Specialists. The focus of training will be to assist those who are new to the potato industry as well as help those who have been around for a while sharpen their skills in pest identification and crop management. Registration is required because seats are limited. There is no cost to this event because of generous sponsors.
By: Allison Dhuyvetter, Student Liaison
Research shows that stem number and tuber number are highly correlated. Physiologically old seed or varieties with many stems can have high tuber sets causing many undersized tubers. Altering the number of stems can be an effective way to control tuber set. Previous work demonstrated that 1-naphtheneacetic acid (NAA), Rejuvenate, treatments on seed can reduce stem number and increase tuber size and marketable yield. Grower practices vary greatly when treating seed. Some seed is fresh cut and planted without delay. Other seed is cut and stored for many weeks, allowing seed to suberize and providing flexibility for the planting schedule. In some cases, bad weather can delay planting. It is unknown what the effects of seed treated with NAA in storage has on stem number.
Beans, pulses, legumes—which word do we use?