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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October 13, 2014
Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes

Specialty Potatoes Making Impact at Trials: Teams of university and industry experts comb more than 55,000 varieties

Every fall the Tri-State Potato Research and Breeding Program harvests new types of potato varieties in Oregon, Idaho and Washington.
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October 10, 2014
Potato Harvesting, Potato Storage

Controlling Black Leg in Lamoka

David Fairbourn
Growers of Lamoka have seen a higher than normal incidence of blackleg in their fields this summer. It is not completely clear why the incidence is higher than in previous years; however, it is something every grower should be aware of and manage accordin
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October 10, 2014
Potato Harvesting

Idaho Harvest Outlook

Joey Martin
“World Famous Potatoes.” That's a reputation the Gem State has had for almost 80 years. And it's a reputation that is gaining ground every day. So how does this year’s harvest compare to years past?
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October 03, 2014
Potato Harvesting

Potato Harvest Schools Teens in Hard Work

David Sharp for the Associated Press
In the gentle hills of northern Maine, far from the rocky coastline and lighthouses, teenagers trade warm classrooms for cold potato fields every fall, just as they have for generations.
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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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