Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association



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Volume 10, Issue 32 | July 13, 2018

Research Project – Call for Participants

Richard Lankau, Department of Plant Pathology at University of Wisconsin-Madison, along with collaborators at the University of Minnesota and Michigan State University, are launching a new research project on soil biology and soil-borne disease prediction in potato fields. As part of the research, he is…

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Registration & Sponsorship for 2018 Putt-Tato Open

The WPVGA Associate Division will host the 2018 Putt-Tato Open at the Lake Arrowhead Golf Course in Nekoosa, WI on Tuesday, July 17th. The golf outing is followed by an evening barbeques and raffle prize drawings. The registration and sponsorship forms are below. Sign-up now…

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Producer-Led Watershed Protection Grants

MADISON — Groups of Wisconsin farmers can now apply for the Producer-Led Watershed Protection grants for 2019. Applications will be accepted through Monday, Sept. 17. The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection will award grants to producer-led groups that focus on ways to prevent…

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Healthy Grown Grower Feature: Okray Family Farms

Rarely, if ever, is there truly a dull moment in the world of farming. From figuring out what Mother Nature has in store every year to the market and keeping an eye on storage sheds throughout the shipping season, farmers definitely have their work cut…

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Water Task Force Overspray Initiative Asks For Your Cooperation

The Water Task Force (WTF) of the WPVGA has started a new initiative related to appropriate use of irrigation water.  “Irrigation overspray on roads is an unacceptable occurrence.  One of the most public things we do on the farm is irrigate,” says Mike Copas, RPE. …

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AgSource Laboratories Kicks Off 2018 Gap Water Sample Pick-Up Route

MARSHFIELD, Wis. – Announcing the official start of the 2018 AgSource Laboratories GAP water sample pick-up route service. After two successful seasons, we’re bringing back this service for farmers who need to get their GAP, which stands for ‘Good Agricultural Practices’, water samples to the…

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Potato Virus Detection Training Workshop at Three Locations in 2018: Othello WA, Antigo WI and Presque Isle ME

These workshops will cover field identification of PVY (strains O, N-Wi and NTN), including visual identification of foliar symptoms on 20 cultivars commonly grown in each region. Recent standardization of seed certification programs across the U.S. includes the requirement for documentation of inspector training. However, this…

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Staying Compliant with Department of Labor Laws – June 2018

Do you have questions about how federal wage and hour laws applies to agricultural workers?  Do you employ agricultural workers but are uncertain about which federal wage and hour laws apply to your workers?  Get up to speed and stay on top of it!  Click…

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