Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Mapping the Tuber’s Genome

August 4th, 2011 | Filed under: News

Did you know that potatoes thrive on every continent — except Antarctica? And that over 200 million tons are consumed worldwide each year? One of the world’s most important food crops is being studied by scientists — with a specific look to map the potato’s…

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Do Your Potato Plants Have Late Blight?

August 2nd, 2011 | Filed under: Growing Vegetables, News

So far this season, the fungus causing late blight on potatoes has been found on farms in New York and Washington — and in one Wisconsin location in Waukesha County. The concern with blight is that the fungus travels on wind currents — and the…

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What Can We Do with 300 Pounds of Donated Wisconsin Potatoes?

July 28th, 2011 | Filed under: News

Offer you some incredible cheesy baked potatoes! Steve and Andy Diercks, of Coloma Farms, have kindly donated 300 pounds of fresh Wisconsin potatoes to the Picnic in the Park event held at the Antigo City Park on August 8 at 5 p.m. Enjoy your potatoes…

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How Do We Keep Wisconsin Potatoes Comfortable in Extreme Heat?

July 25th, 2011 | Filed under: Growing Vegetables, News, Sustainable Farming

In some sense, potatoes are a bit like humans — the extreme daytime heat indices and hot nights of the past week make tubers (and us) very uncomfortable. Like people, potatoes also need activity (growth) during the day and rest at night. Potatoes are a cool…

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See How Green We Are

July 19th, 2011 | Filed under: Sustainable Farming

Just what do we mean when we talk about sustainable farming? Well, our Healthy Grown Wisconsin potato growers are very specific — and very innovative. Working together with researchers, ecologists and conservationists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison,  International Crane Foundation, World Wildlife Fund and the…

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Indulge in Soccer Mania by Fueling Up with Potatoes

July 15th, 2011 | Filed under: Cooking, Health & Nutrition, Parents, Recipes

Indulge in Soccer Mania by Fueling Up with Potatoes As the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team gears up to face Japan in the final of the 2010 World Cup this Sunday, soccer mania is taking over young and old alike in America. And in the…

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Congratulations to the Winners of Our Wisconsin Potato Spudster Scooters

July 6th, 2011 | Filed under: News

To thank fans of Wisconsin potatoes, we launched a Summer Spudster contest in which one lucky Wisconsin potato fan would win his and hers Genuine brand scooters. That lucky winner is Tracy Harton of Nashville, Tennessee. We also wanted to thank the grocers and produce…

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Red, White and Blue Fourth of July Wisconsin Potato Recipes

July 1st, 2011 | Filed under: Cooking, Recipes

Looking for some healthy, easy-to-make Fourth of July recipes? We have them — including a selection of recipes that feature red, white and blue Wisconsin potatoes. Any of the following recipes are certain to add a bang to your Fourth of July celebration: Patriotic Picnic…

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