Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Remote Technologies – Will drones change the face of agriculture?


Officially, we call them Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) but that’s too confusing with all the SUVs, ATVs and UFOs out there–so we just call them drones! They are already moving into every part of our lives from real estate to tourism, sales to sports, even…

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2014 UW Study Verified WI Ag’s Economic Impact

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UW Study Shows Agriculture Generates $88.3 Billion and 413,500 WI Jobs By Steven Deller, UW-Extension/Madison Community Development Economist EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is taken from a 2014 press release by UW-Extension/Madison. At a time when agriculture is facing escalating pressure from environmental groups and increasing…

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As the Crow Flies

Sweet Corn

The Impact of Irrigation By Ruth Faivre, Managing Editor Back in the day, before irrigation started in the 1950s, today’s lush Central Sands Region farm acres were nothing more than dry, dusty ‘prairies’ because the sandy soils could not retain moisture. Area residents used to…

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FrankenFood Facts

Simplot Potato

Independent Investigation into Claims by Pro & Anti-GMO Groups By Dr. Layla Parker-Katiraee Dr. Layla Parker-Katiraee holds a PhD in Molecular Genetics from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Western Ontario. She is currently a Senior Scientist…

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Vegetable Crop Update #30

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Vegetable Crop Update #30 Organic Late Blight Control Read full update.

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It’s all about the Data – How the Information Explosion Is Impacting Farming

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How much information can you possibly need to grow a crop these days? The answer might surprise you; it’s just about everything you can imagine that might be relevant and could potentially impact making the right decision. Where you plant (GPS- defined to the nearest…

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High Capacity Wells

High Cap Well

Ever since our country was founded, local, state and federal governments have acknowledged the notable economic contributions of agriculture. Here in the Midwest, even if you were not a farmer, you grew up hearing your parents say, “If the farmers do well this year, our…

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Vegetable Crop Update #29

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Vegetable Crop Update #29 Read full update.

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