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Winter 2024 Cross Canada Check in with Potato Associations

Here is your provincial potato association updates from across Canada for the winter 2024 issue of Spud Smart. Alberta By: Terence Hochstein, executive director of Potato...

How Should We Sell Fresh Potatoes?

Earlier this year I woke up to a flurry of messages to the Spud Smart Facebook account. A disgruntled potato shopper had stumbled across...

Farmers Need to Find Time for Family

The dance between work and family time on farms is a polarity. Polarities are never solved, but must be managed, demanding an intentional decision....

Cover Cropping: Winter is a Great Time to Plan

Effective cover cropping takes forward thinking. The winter months present a great opportunity to formulate a strategy for the spring. Successful cover cropping — regardless...

Reducing the Colorado Potato Beetle Threat for Potatoes

New research may help fight back against Colorado potato beetle resistance to protect potato crops. Experts Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for length and...

Does Your Soil Have Good Aggregate Structure? Let’s Find Out

Modern agronomic practices often hinder the natural establishment of stable soil aggregates. However, cover crops offer a powerful solution. During their growth phase, cover...

Winter 2024 Cross Canada Check in with Potato Associations

Here is your provincial potato association updates from across Canada for the winter 2024 issue of Spud Smart. Alberta By: Terence Hochstein, executive director of Potato...

How Should We Sell Fresh Potatoes?

Earlier this year I woke up to a flurry of messages to the Spud Smart Facebook account. A disgruntled potato shopper had stumbled across...

Farmers Need to Find Time for Family

The dance between work and family time on farms is a polarity. Polarities are never solved, but must be managed, demanding an intentional decision....

Cover Cropping: Winter is a Great Time to Plan

Effective cover cropping takes forward thinking. The winter months present a great opportunity to formulate a strategy for the spring. Successful cover cropping — regardless...

Reducing the Colorado Potato Beetle Threat for Potatoes

New research may help fight back against Colorado potato beetle resistance to protect potato crops. Experts Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for length and...

Does Your Soil Have Good Aggregate Structure? Let’s Find Out

Modern agronomic practices often hinder the natural establishment of stable soil aggregates. However, cover crops offer a powerful solution. During their growth phase, cover...