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Potato Field Day Set for Aug. 25

Potato breeding, nutrient management and pests are among the field day's topics.

North Dakota State University potato research will be highlighted during the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association Field Day on Thursday, Aug. 25.

This year, the field day tour will travel to three locations. The day will begin at 7 a.m. with breakfast at Hoverson Farms near Larimore. Research presentations will begin at 8:15 a.m.

Lunch and research presentations will be at the Forest River Colony near Inkster at noon. Also scheduled is a field tour of the irrigated research trials.

The last stop will be at Oberg Farms near Hoople starting at 5 p.m. The final stop will include research poster presentations and an evening meal.

Field day topics are:

  • Aphid alert and Colorado potato beetle update
  • Plant back of russets that received dicamba and glyphosate the previous year
  • Psyllid identification, scouting and management
  • Late blight and Dickeya update
  • Potato clones at NDSU and the University of Minnesota
  • Advancing dual-purpose russets and chip processing selections
  • Screening for tolerance to metribuzin

Potato research and NDSU Extension Service activities are occurring throughout North Dakota and Minnesota, according to Andy Robinson, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension potato agronomist.

The work addresses potato breeding, nutrient management, and disease, insect and weed pests.

“The research is focused on improving potato production for North Dakota and Minnesota growers,” says Robinson. “However, the implications of the research can affect production practices throughout the U.S. and world.”

For more information on the field day, contact Robinson at 701- 231-8732 or

NDSU Agriculture Communication – Aug. 18, 2016

Source:Andy Robinson, 701-231-8732,
Editor:Kelli Armbruster, 701-231-6136,
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