Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

In the May 2012 Badger Common’Tater

Pecks of Pickles to Be!


Ingenuity reigns at Paradise Farms in Almond,Wisconsin, where 16 years ago the Warzynski clan, headed by brothers Michael and David Warzynski, and their father and company founder, Ray Warzynski, transformed a large dairy operation into a 2,500-acre farm growing several varieties of cucumbers for four major vendors. Read the May issue of The Badger Common’Tater for the full story.

Economics of Managing Nitrogen for Sweet Corn

Sweet Corn

By Matt Ruark, UW Dept. of Soil Science; and Paul Mitchell, UW Dept. of Agricultural and Applied Economics

Nitrogen (N) management for processing sweet corn in Wisconsin has proven to be a complex issue. Sweet corn has a relatively large N demand and, to ensure complete kernel development, requires maintaining plant available N in the soil profile throughout the growing season, which can be a challenge on sandy soils. For more information, check out the May issue of The Badger Common’Tater.

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