The potato harvest has begun for some Wisconsin growers. Donald Maum is the Sustainability Manager for Alsom Farms and Produce. He tells Brownfield the potato crop is looking good so far. “It’s been a dry year, but we’re 100% irrigated here on... Read More.
Researchers are finding new ways to use the most recent technology, including multispectral imaging. One example is University of Wisconsin research funded by the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association using cameras mounted on a drone, which autonomously records a light reflection... Read More.
Researchers are using drones and imaging technology to detect signs of plant disease. Amanda Gevens studies diseases in potatoes, and by using special imaging technology and a drone, she says they have identified a spectral signature for early blight, helping them take action sooner.... Read More.
Soil conditions have gone from too wet to very dry as potato planting wraps up in northern states. In northwest Minnesota, farmer Peter Imle says soil conditions are much better now for the seed and fresh potatoes on his farm considering there was a... Read More.