Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Badger Common’Tater June 2021 Issue

WPVGA Works on Water

Water quantity and quality issues remain top priorities By Tamas Houlihan, WPVGA Executive Director With the recent release of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Central Sands Lakes Study and the on-going process of the NR151 rule revisions related to nitrates in groundwater, the Wisconsin…

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Wild Potatoes Pull Late Blight Guard Duty

Distant cousins of cultivated potato may hold key to resisting crop’s most devastating disease Provided by Jan Suszkiw, U.S. Department of Agriculture ARS (Agricultural Research Service) Distant cousins of cultivated potato may hold the key to unlocking new sources of resistance to the tuber crop’s…

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Interview with Steve Diercks

By Joe Kertzman, managing editor, Badger Common’Tater It would be difficult to think of a father-and-son team more involved in the Wisconsin potato and vegetable growing industry than Steve and Andy Diercks. There are others, and perhaps those just as dedicated, but the Diercks family…

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Crispy Herbed Canned Potatoes

Column and photos by Ali Carter, Wisconsin Potato Growers Auxiliary With a few pantry staples, you will have crispy, pan fried, herbed potatoes on the table in mere minutes. They are fancy enough to impress the pickiest of dinner guests and hearty enough to become…

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