Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Badger Common’Tater May 2023 Issue

Hard Choices and Hard Facts on Chip Varieties

Despite many hurdles, a huge effort is underway to find a better chipping potato By Charlie Higgins, chip variety development, Potatoes USA Finding a better chip variety amounts to clearing about 100 hurdles. Wisconsin potato growers desperately need a variety better than Lamoka because of…

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Interview with Allan Brooks

By Joe Kertzman, managing editor, Badger Common’Tater When Allan Brooks was in first grade, he waited for the school bus in front of the old milkhouse at the Hancock Agricultural Research Station (HARS), Hancock, Wisconsin, where the office is currently situated. “Back then, the area…

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Spinach and Mushroom Baked Potatoes

Column and photos by Ali Carter, Wisconsin Potato Growers Auxiliary During a sleepless night not too long ago, I randomly wondered about the origins of the baked potato. I’m told this is an odd thing for one to Google at 2 a.m., but I learned…

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