He's talked about this before but NDSU Extension Agent for Walsh
County, Brad Brummond, thinks it bears repeating. Brummond says farmers
must be very careful applying a glyphosate next to potato fields. Brummond
says back away from potato fields. If Roundup, Wide Match, or some other
glyphosate drifts onto potatoes, the fruit become knobby and gnarly and
Brummond says it's bad for tablestock and seed potatoes. He says
seed potatoes can't germinate. Roundup, Wide Match, and other glyphosates
are devastating to potato growers. He knows of at least two cases where
potatoes were damaged and the insurance companies are handling them.
It's a big problem in Walsh County.
By "in play," Brummond means the insurance companies are
handling the cases.
Brummond says farmers need to work together, cooperate, and return
to being neighbors to avoid harming someone's crop.