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.
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 the FREE webcast 'Metam Sodium: Implementation of Phase II Labeling,' by Kyle Coleman from TKI NovaSource.
Click here to see the FREE webcast "Late Blight Forecasting" by Dr. Bill Fry, Cornell University.
Click her to see the FREE webcast "Brown Spot of Potato" by Dr,Dennis Johnson, Washington State University.
Click here to see the FREE webcast "Early Generation Seed Potato Production" by Amy Charkowski, University of Wisconsin.
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.