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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…

Processing Vegetable Crops Meeting March 4th

Extension University of Wisconsin-Madison is sponsoring the annual Processing Vegetable Crops Meeting on Wednesday March 4, 2020 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (lunch included), at the Hancock Agricultural Research Station, N3909 County Rd V Hancock, WI 54943. Registration from 8:30 to 9:00 am. This…

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…

Drainage Design and Water Management

Learn the latest in drainage system design and conservation drainage The University of Wisconsin Division of Extension is teaming up with the University of Illinois Extension to offer a Tile Drainage Design and Water Management Workshop February 27th and 28th in Jefferson, Wisconsin. The workshop…

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…

Public Comment Period on Carrot Grading

SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposes to revise the U.S. Standards for Grades of Topped Carrots, U.S. Standards for Grades of Bunched Carrots, and U.S. Standards for Grades of Carrots with Short Trimmed Tops. AMS is proposing 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…

Join the Healthy Grown Program

Now is the time to sign up for certification for the 2020 growing season.  If you are interested in certifying your potatoes, onions or carrots, sign up now and review the updated standard and certification process. Contact Deana Knuteson (UW-Horticulture, Healthy Grown Coordinator) at [email protected] or 608-347-8236 to…

WFTD Announces Schedule Adjustment

2021 show will not be taking place at the Jefferson County Fair Park Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, Inc. announced that the 2021 show will not be taking place at the Jefferson County Fair Park as previously planned. They will be focusing their efforts on the…

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