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Potato field day scheduled for Aug. 25

NDSU potato research will be highlighted during the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association Field Day, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 25.

The field day tour will travel to three locations. The day begins at 7 a.m. with breakfast at Hoverson Farms near Larimore, North Dakota. Research presentations start at 8:15 a.m.

Lunch and research presentations will be at the Forest River Colony near Inkster, North Dakota, at noon. Also scheduled is a field tour of the irrigated research trials.

The last stop will be Oberg Farms near Hoople, North Dakota, starting at 5 p.m. The stop includes research poster presentations and an evening meal.

Field day topics are:

• Aphid alert and Colorado potato beetle update

• Plant back of russets that received dicamba and glyphosate the previous year

• Psyllid identification, scouting and management

• Late blight and Dickeya update

• Potato clones at NDSU and the University of Minnesota

• Advancing dual-purpose russets and chip processing selections

• Screening for tolerance to metribuzin

According to Andy Robinson, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension potato agronomist, research and Extension activities address potato breeding, nutrient management, and disease, insect and weed pests. "The research is focused on improving potato production for North Dakota and Minnesota growers," said Robinson. "However, the implications of the research can affect production practices throughout the U.S. and world."

For more information on the field day, contact Robinson at 701- 231-8732 or andrew.p.robinson@ndsu.edu.

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