Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Volume 11, Issue 42 | October 18, 2019

Potato Growers Needed for Participatory Research Project

Are you interested in engaging in participatory research on soil microbial diversity and disease suppression in midwestern potato production fields? We are continuing a research project funded by the USDA Specialty Crop Multi-State Grant Program across Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan (Suppressing diseases and optimizing yield…

Researchers Using Advanced Imaging to Detect Blight in Potatoes

Researchers in the WARF Accelerator program are using advanced imaging technology to detect late blight in potatoes, which famously led to the Irish potato famine in the mid-nineteenth century. In a recent interview, program manager Greg Keenan highlighted some of the top innovations getting investment…

Host Selected for 2022 Farm Technology Days

Roehl Acres of Loyal has been selected as the host farm for the 2022 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in Clark County. Owned by the Dennis and Suzie Roehl family, Roehl Acres is an over 500 registered dairy cattle farm, cropping 750 acres. “In 1983, I…

5 Things to Know About Excessive Water and Crops

Hello Wisconsin Potato Industry, With record-breaking rainfall being recorded throughout the state, what are the actual implications on your crops? Excessive water and crops – 5 things you should know 1. Crop yield is affected by excessive water just as much as excessive heat or…

8th Annual Discovery Farms Conference

Looking ahead with 2020 vision: How farmers can keep clean water in focus is the theme for this years’ 8th Annual Discovery Farms® Conference set to be held on December 11 at the Glacier Canyon Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells. This year, Discovery Farms will…

McCain Foods Seeks Manager Agriculture Regulatory Compliance & Government Policy

Job Description *** Please Note:  This position can be located in the U.S. (Oak Brook, IL) or Canada (Florenceville-Bristol, NB or Toronto, ON) *** Description As a part of the NA Agriculture organization, this position plays a pivotal role ensuring raw agricultural commodities delivered to…

Well Depth Data Collection

Dear WPVGA Grower, We would like to continue to collect measurements to build on our database of high capacity well water depths. This database is used to track water levels throughout Wisconsin. We intend to use this information to help growers and protect your rights…

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