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December 2018 Issue

Interview with Chad Malek

Chad Malek

By Joe Kertzman, Managing Editor, Badger Common’Tater One of Chad Malek’s first memories is driving tractor picking up pipe when he was six years old. “They put me behind the wheel of an old Allis Chalmers WD model with a hand clutch, so it was…

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Coping with Frost-Damaged Potatoes

Frost Damaged Potatoes

Consider strategies for managing frost-damaged tubers before we put 2018 to rest By Paul Bethke, U.S. Department of Agriculture and University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Horticulture, and Troy Fishler, research manager, Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Storage Research Facility, Hancock Agricultural Research Station Rain and cold…

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Decadent Scalloped Potatoes

Column and Photos by Ali Carter, Wisconsin Potato Growers Auxiliary Fifteen to 20 minutes of prep time and an hour in the oven will result in the creamiest, most decadently delicious potatoes! The trick to these cheesiest, creamiest potatoes is to use heavy cream, although…

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