Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Badger Common’Tater August 2021 Issue

Potato, Man’s Best Friend . . . for 8,000 Years!

Horia Groza

A staple of the high Andes, potato was grown in rotation with indigenous quinoa and kañihua By Dr. Horia Groza, University of Wisconsin, retired Potato and man coexisted more than 12,500 years ago, but they became friends only 8,000 years past, when domesticated. Potato fed…

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Interview with Chuck Bolte

Chuck Bolte

By Joe Kertzman, managing editor, Badger Common’Tater For his ongoing water flow and phosphorus monitoring project in the Antigo Flats potato and vegetable production area, Chuck Bolte of VAS Laboratories, formerly known as AgSource Laboratories, has been awarded WPVGA competitive research grants annually for several…

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Breakfast Fries

Column and photos by Ali Carter, Wisconsin Potato Growers Auxiliary I recently received a text from my husband, Mike, who at the time was traveling for a Potatoes USA meeting. It was a picture of his breakfast and a hurriedly typed message saying, “Breakfast fries.…

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