Potato Harvesting

For the latest potato harvest industry news and stories, read the following Potato Grower Magazine articles about potato harvesting and potato harvest equipment and techniques.

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September 29, 2014
Potato Harvesting

Harvest Under Way in Northern Maine

Erica Stapleton
Aroostook County, Maine, is one of the last areas in the country to close schools for the potato harvest.
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September 27, 2014
Potato Harvesting

Oregon Crop Looking Good: Above average harvest expected after long, warm season

Watching potatoes tumble down the conveyor belt into storage at Royale Columbia Farms is enough to make Greg Juul a little dizzy.
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September 18, 2014
Potato Harvesting

Seed Potato Harvest Starts in NW Washington

Dave Gallagher
This year’s seed potato harvest is off to a slow start in Whatcom County, Wash., but it has the potential for being a decent one this year.
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September 15, 2014
Potato Harvesting

Acreage Up, Size Down in San Luis Valley

Melissa Shipman
Acreage is up for several growers in Colorado’s San Luis Valley.
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September 09, 2014
Potato Harvesting

Wisconsin Enjoying Strong Start to Season

The weather has been kind, providing Wisconsin potato growers with a very good summer production season. Weather permitting, growers expect a very good fall harvest.
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August 06, 2014
Potato Harvesting

Texas Crop Out of Ground: Barrett Produce minimizes water use while growing potato crop

Josie Musico
SPRINGLAKE, Texas — They’re out of the ground now and waiting to see an oven—well, most of them. Potatoes have reached the late stages of harvest time at Barrett Produce in Lamb and Bailey counties in Texas.
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April 16, 2014
Potato Equipment, Potato Harvesting, Potato Storage, Seed Potatoes

Grower Goes on Offensive Against Ring Rot

John O'Connell, Capital Press
A southeast Idaho potato grower changes his farming practices after dealing with bacterial ring rot.
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February 25, 2014
Potato Harvesting

North American Potato Production Down in 2013

Andy Nelson
Fall potato production in the U.S. and Canada fell 3 percent from 2012 to 2013.
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January 10, 2014
New Products, Potato Harvesting, Potato Storage

Simplot Touts Benefits of GMO Potato

Simplot has developed potato varieties through biotechnology and has petitioned USDA for deregulation of the new varieties. The company is working on developing varieties with other desirable traits such as disease resistance and enhanced nutrition.
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December 17, 2013
Potato Harvesting

Idaho Ag Posts Record Receipts for Third Straight Year

John O'Connell, Capital Press
University of Idaho economists say the state has set a third consecutive record for agricultural cash receipts.
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