News and Insights for Potatoes

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Topics: sulfate of potash / protassium / compass minerals

June 30, 2017

10 Reasons to Love K

At Compass Minerals, we love potassium. We talk about K in the hallways and over lunch. We’re the only producer of Protassium+ sulfate of potash…

Topics: sulfate of potash / protassium / compass minerals

February 23, 2017

Better Potato Fertilizers from Compass Minerals

Fertilizing Potatoes with Proven Products from Compass Minerals Potatoes have high nutrient requirements. Choosing the right fertilizer products will help ensure proper nutrition when it’s…

Topics: sulfate of potash / protassium / compass minerals

November 29, 2016

Potassium Fertilizers for Potatoes Go Head-to-Head

As a potato grower, you have a number of potash fertilizer sources to choose from. When you select a K fertilizer for your potato fields,…

Topics: potatoes / sop / potassium

March 3, 2016

Calling all Potato Growers: If You’re a #TaterCreator, Post Photos for Prizes

Starting March 7, #TaterCreator Photo Contest invites potato growers to share planting photos to win $100, Yeti® cooler To reward potato farmers for the long hours and hard…

Topics: potato / potatoes / sop

January 4, 2016

State of the Potato 2016 – Promotion, Profits and Potassium

5 Questions with Dr. Samuel Essah, from Colorado State University’s San Luis Valley Research Center With 2015 production higher than recent years and fading consumer…

Topics: potato / potatoes / sop

November 23, 2015

Latest research for potatoes and other (K)ey crops by the SOP Information Board

A new book released by the Sulfate of Potash Information Board (SOPIB), the Use of Potassium Sulfate Fertilizer: Principles and Practices, is a 137-page guide…

Topics: potato / potatoes / sop

September 10, 2015

Proof is in the Potatoes

Field Trial Emphasizes Benefits of SOP vs. MOP There’s no question, potassium is vital to potato health and performance. But not all K sources are…

Topic: potatoes

November 5, 2014

Study Emphasizes Importance of Potassium in Optimizing Potato Yields and Quality

A new Oregon State University study shows that proper fertilization with potassium results in higher yields and, depending upon the potassium source used, better quality…

Topic: potatoes

November 5, 2014

Understanding El Niño and How It Impacts You

“El Niño is a term associated with a weather event that periodically takes place in a specific area of the Pacific Ocean along the equator,”…