North Dakota State University, University of Minnesota and USDA potato
research will be highlighted during the Northern Plains Potato Grower
Association Field Day on Thursday, Aug. 22.This year, the field day tour
will travel to three locations. The day will begin at 7 a.m. with
breakfast at Hoverson Farms near Larimore. Research presentations will
begin at 8:15. Lunch and research presentations will be at the Forest
River Colony near Inkster at noon. Also scheduled is a field tour of the
irrigated research trials. The last stop will be at Oberg Farms near
Hoople starting at 5 p.m. The final stop will include research presentations and an evening meal. Potato research and Extension activities are occurring throughout North Dakota and Minnesota, according
to Andy Robinson, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension potato
agronomist. The work addresses potato breeding, nutrient management, and
disease, insect and weed pests. "The research is focused on improving
potato production for North Dakota and Minnesota growers," Robinson says.
"However, the research also affects production practices throughout the U.S. and world."