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Behind the Scenes: Potato Late Blight, There’s Blight on the Wisconsin Landscape!

July 22nd, 2014 | Filed under: Growing, News

Late blight caused the Irish potato famine in the 1840s and 1850s. This disease and its related problems caused massive hunger, starvation and poverty, resulting in mass emigration from the region.  This disease is still a concern today. The fungus which caused the Irish potato…

Wisconsin Late Blight Update

July 21st, 2014 | Filed under: Growing, News

The late blight collected from potato in Portage County on Friday July 18, 2014 is of the US-8 genotype/strain. This type is resistant to mefenoxam/metalaxyl fungicides (ie: Ridomil) and is an A2 mating type. While all other Phytophthora infestans genotypes from the U.S. in 2014,…

Behind the Scenes: The Slow Spring of 2014

May 27th, 2014 | Filed under: Growing, News

It’s May, and in the Central Sands farmers are well on their way to wrapping up potato planting!  Farmers in northern counties like Langlade, the Antigo area, and north are just getting underway.  The wind is from the south, and regular spring rains are causing…

Soil and Land Management

May 13th, 2014 | Filed under: Growing, News

We are finally experiencing a sure sign of spring – south east winds.  It might be welcome to many, but it can be a big problem for Central Sands vegetable growers. Wind can move small grains of sand from bare soil. In some places this…

Wisconsin Potato Growers: Innovators in Sustainability

May 6th, 2014 | Filed under: Growing, News

Central Wisconsin is the prime growing region for Wisconsin potatoes and vegetables; it has it all–pristine landscapes, great outdoor activities, and valuable farmland.  Thankfully, due to the innovative work of the industry, these lands are striving to be sustainable for the long-term. In 2013, the…

Earth Day: A great time to lay plans to keep the buzz in our gardens and fields!

April 22nd, 2014 | Filed under: Growing, News

Today is Earth Day when nature is awakening and signs of spring abound. Flowers are opening across the landscape and soon the countryside will be resplendent with fruit trees in full bloom. We enjoy the profusion of scents and colors but rarely do we ponder…

Wisconsin Potato Growers Choose RedLine Solutions for Traceability

September 17th, 2013 | Filed under: Growing

RedLine Solutions announced today that the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) selected RedLine Solutions as the traceability solutions provider for their member sales organizations and growers. “After several months of discussions, the group has found the RedLine team to be true leaders in…

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