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Genetics of Late Blight – Real World Implications - FOCUS ON POTATO

Genetics of Late Blight – Real World Implications - FOCUS ON POTATO

This presentation explains many of the genetic characteristics (general and unique) of Phytophthora infestans. It starts with a chronological description of the gradually increasingly accurate understanding of the genetics of this oomycete. It emphasizes the population genetics worldwide, but with special emphasis on the United States. A major theme is that "migration" has played a huge role in the diversity of populations in the USA and worldwide. An accurate understanding of the simple population genetic structure of this organism in the USA can be used to improve efforts to mitigate the harmful effects of this pathogen.

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Understanding Potato Stem Number

Understanding Potato Stem Number

Knowing your stem number will likely affect your production and profitability. Because potatoes are inherently quite variable, seed will vary across lots and within the same lot. Research clearly shows that as stem number increases, so does tuber number. With fewer stems there are fewer tubers, which result in a larger tuber profile. Think about this for a minute: What do you get paid for in your production system? The answer to this is what you need to focus on in order to maximize profit. Finding the best number of stems for the cultivar and desired outcome is essential to an economically profitable potato operation.

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Take Care of Your Eyes

Take Care of Your Eyes

Do you look forward to the green grass, red and yellow tulips, and all the other beautiful, blooming colors of spring? In honor of nature's rebirth and the beauty around us, let's consider how to maintain healthy vision. April has two national observances for eye health: Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month and Women's Eye Health and Safety Month.

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Plant an "Eye-Healthy" Salad Garden

Plant an "Eye-Healthy" Salad Garden

My doctor mentioned that leafy greens are good for my eyes. I have a space for a small garden this spring. Do you have any tips?

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Legislative Update - Winter 2015

Legislative Update - Winter 2015

Here are a couple of nutrition-related bills that have been introduced in the United States House. These bills can be followed at https://www.congress.gov/

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Valley Potato Grower Magazine goes online

Valley Potato Grower Magazine goes online

The Valley Potato Grower Magazine is published by the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association. It provides information on potato production for the potato industry throughout the world. This magazine is published 8 times annually.

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2014 Research Reports

2014 Research Reports

The 2014 Potato Research Reports that were funded primarily by the MN Area II Potato Research and Promotion Council and the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association. Research was conducted by researchers at North Dakota State University and the University of Minnesota in Minnesota and north Dakota in potato breeding, entomology, agronomy, pathology, weed science, and fertility.

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Do You Know How to "Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle"?

Do You Know How to "Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle"?

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.

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Tips to Help Children Eat More Veggies

Tips to Help Children Eat More Veggies

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?

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