Fertigation Improves Potato Production

Abbey Taylor potato, Research, Top Posts, VSCNews magazine

By Guodong Liu Seepage irrigation has been the most commonly used irrigation method for potatoes since the crop was first grown in Florida in the late 1800s. This traditional irrigation method doesn’t require much investment by the grower. Seepage irrigation waters the crop from the bottom by raising the water table, but it lacks water-use efficiency. DRAMATIC WATER SAVINGS Potatoes …

Youth Potato Project Plants Seeds of STEM Careers

Kelsey Fry potato, Top Posts, Vegetables

By: Samantha Grenrock, 352-294-3307, grenrosa@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When the Flagler County 4-H members started growing their own potato plants at home, they were a little worried at first. “They would come to me and say, ‘I don’t see any potatoes on my plant. What’s wrong?’” said Amy Hedstrom, a Flagler County 4-H youth development agent with the University of …

Hastings Preseason Potato Workshop

Josh McGill potato

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Services (UF/IFAS) Tri-County Agricultural Area Extension Agent and Specialist Team will hold a Preseason Potato Workshop at the Hastings Agricultural Extension Center Conference Room on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. This workshop is intended for potato growers in Northeast Florida and will feature hands-on demonstrations. A highlight …