Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association



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Volume 9, Issue 21 | May 19, 2017

2017 Pound Extension Award

Gevens recognized for potato and vegetable disease management research Amanda Gevens, University of Wisconsin-Madison associate professor and UW-Extension vegetable crops plant pathology specialist, received the 2017 Pound Extension Award from the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Gevens was recognized for her…

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AgSource Laboratories Offers Free GAP Water Sample Pick-up

Following a successful 2016 pilot-program, AgSource Laboratories is pleased announce the start of the 2017 free GAP water sample pick-up route. In cooperation with the UW Hancock Agricultural Research Station, AgSource will be loading samples on Monday mornings and taking them to the AgSource lab,…

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Wisconsin Potato Board Election Open Until June 10

Wisconsin potato growers have until June 10, 2017 to vote to elect three new members to the nine-member Wisconsin Potato Industry Board. One seat is open in each of the board’s three districts. Eligible growers may vote for the candidate in their respective districts, or…

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Withdrawing of WI Nimitz 24(c) Registration on Carrots

ADAMA has withdrawn the 24(c) for Nimitz use on carrots nationwide due to a food tolerance data gap that was revealed by the EPA. We do not anticipate this data gap to result in any food tolerance violations for carrot fields that may have been…

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70th Alice in Dairyland selected

Crystal Siemers-Peterman of Cleveland, Wis. named Alice in Dairyland Crystal Siemers-Peterman of Cleveland, Wis. has been chosen as Wisconsin’s 70th Alice in Dairyland. As Alice, Siemers-Peterman will work as a communications professional for the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). Her job…

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Toy Lenco Harvesters Available at Heavily Discounted Price

The WPVGA is working with growers, associate members and others to acquire the 2014 Farm Tech Days Lenco Collectible Toy Harvesters at a cost of $30/each. We are able to do so by purchasing a large quantity (approximately 300) that were left over. The WPVGA…

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Sponsorships Still Available for the 2017 Putt-Tato Open

The WPVGA Associate Division will host the 17th Annual Putt-Tato Open Golf Outing at the Lake Arrowhead Golf Course in Nekoosa. The event will take place on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. The Associate Division is still seeking sponsors for this event. Through generous past contributions,…

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Register Now to Golf in the 2017 Putt-Tato Open

The WPVGA Associate Division will host the 17th Annual Golf Outing at the Lake Arrowhead Golf Course in Nekoosa on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. The outing will be followed by a barbeque dinner and raffle prize drawings. Register now to participate in this fun-filled event.

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Wisconsin Hosts Potato Marketing Association of North America Conference

Come July, the Wisconsin potato industry will have some visitors to the area as the Badger State is hosting the Potato Marketing Association of North America (PMANA) conference. PMANA is an organization that gathers “information pertaining to bargaining and the potato industry, on a North…

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2017 Crop Transition Conference

AMVAC and the United Potato Growers of America join together to sponsor the 2017 Crop Transition Conference which will be held on June 20-21, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN. Topics to be covered include market conditions, historical trends, a comprehensive crop analysis as well as a…

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