Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Outwitting Colorado Potato Beetles

April 25th, 2013 | Filed under: News, Sustainable Farming

The Colorado potato beetle has been a persistent pest for about 150 years, but we’re still trying to “figure out” the nature of this pest. After all, they’re good at adapting.  And so, the Colorado potato beetle continues to happily devour potato leaves. Why is…

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Wisconsin Potatoes and Eco-Conservation

April 24th, 2013 | Filed under: Sustainable Farming

Children like to play in the dirt. And they like to learn. Here’s a great opportunity for them to do both. First, have them watch this video series on Wisconsin potato growers and our sustainable farming methods that help preserve the environment. Then, provide them…

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Restoring Natural Communities on Wisconsin Farmlands with Prescribed Burns

April 23rd, 2013 | Filed under: News, Sustainable Farming

Across the United States, ecosystems have been changed by centuries of urban and agricultural development. According to Emily Aker, a graduate student at the Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the UW-Madison and author of the thesis “Monitoring vegetation response to ecosystem management in…

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Celebrate Earth Day All Week Long

April 22nd, 2013 | Filed under: News, Sustainable Farming

In honor of Earth Day, we’re sharing interesting factoids all week long about Wisconsin potato growers. As farmers, we’re stewards of the land — we understand the value of protecting our resources for future generations. It’s so important to us that we established the Wisconsin…

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Spring is the Season for Artichokes and Wisconsin Potatoes

April 8th, 2013 | Filed under: Cooking, Health & Nutrition, Recipes

Spring is the season of artichokes! Pair this delicious veggie with Wisconsin potatoes for a powerful, nutritional boost. Both artichokes and Wisconsin potatoes are a great source of fiber that helps keep your gastrointestinal tract in check. Artichokes are a great source of vitamin C,…

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Avocados and Wisconsin Potato Recipes

April 5th, 2013 | Filed under: Cooking, Health & Nutrition, Recipes

Did you know that spring marks the start of the avocado season? Avocados are a great source of nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid. Avocados also act as a “nutrient booster” — enabling the body to absorb more…

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Recipe Contest

April 1st, 2013 | Filed under: News

Potatoes are one of the most versatile vegetables on the planet. They’re also fat, gluten and sodium free, low in calories and rich in fiber, potassium and calcium — cause for celebration! This year, celebrate Cinco de Mayo with an adventurous recipe that blends a Wisconsin…

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Wisconsin Potato and Spring Vegetables Recipes

March 20th, 2013 | Filed under: Cooking, Health & Nutrition, Recipes

Happy First Day of Spring! Depending on where you live, it may still look like winter outside of your window. We have a way you can bring a taste of spring inside — delicious recipes featuring Wisconsin potatoes and spring vegetables. But first, let’s start…

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