The Northern Plains Potato Growers Association boasts two research farm operations. Our traditional site is a non-irrigated farm located near Grand Forks while our irrigated research site is located near Inkster, North Dakota.

Our research committee makes need-based funding determinations within our research community comprised of scientists from the Cooperative Extension Service, North Dakota State University, the University of Minnesota and the United State Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service.

We also continue to work toward streamlining efforts with the MN Area II Research Council as well as working with our Quad State Initiative. This initiative encompasses potato researchers from Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota. Results from research are bundled into grower education programs held during summer field day events as well as winter grower educational seminars.


Visit Potato Extension Agronomist Andy Robinson on the Web!

North Dakota State University - University of Minnesota Potato Extension Agronomist Andy Robinson has a wealth of potato information he calls "Spudology" available on the web. Check out the NDSU Potato Extension website for information on upcoming events, research, pest and disease alerts, potato education and much, much more.  

For those into social media, gardeners, and consumers, you can also connect with Andy on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Google+.  

You have to say that Andy is "very well connected!"


The Plant Management Network Offers Free Webcasts - "Focus on Potato," a  resource developed to help growers and consultants grow healthier, higher yielding potato crops.  Potato growers and consultants are encouraged to visit the "Focus on Potato" site each month to view these webcasts.

Click here to see FREE webcast Potato Growth and Development by Dr. Mike Thornton, University of Idaho

Click here to see FREE webcast Fungicide Management of Rhizoctonia Canker and Black Scurf by Dr. Jeff Miller, Miller Research, Rupert, ID

Click here to see FREE webcast Practical Management of Powdery Scab by Dr. Robert Davidson, Colorado State University

Click here to see FREE webcast Epidemiology and Management of Potato White Mold By Dr. Dennis A. Johnson, Washington State University

Click here to see FREE webcast Late Blight Management Under Semi-Arid Conditions by Dr. Jeff Miller, Miller Research, Rupert, ID

Click here to see FREE webcast "Bacterial Ring Rot of Potato" by Dr. Neil Gudmestad, North Dakota State University.

There are many more educational webcasts including presentations on Black Rot Root Rot, Corky Ringspot, Aphid Management, Potato Virus Y, Fusarium Dry Rot, Late Blight, Potassium & Chloride, and Maximizing Seed Performance.  To access these webcasts, activate your subscription, then click here.

"Focus on Potato" is a publication of the Plant Management Network (PMN), a nonprofit online publisher whose mission is to enhance the health, management, and production of agricultural and horticultural crops. It achieves this mission through its applied, science-based resources. PMN is jointly managed by the American Society of Agronomy, American Phytopathological Society, and Crop Science Society of America.