News and Insights for Potatoes

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Topics: potato / potatoes / sop

February 16, 2023

Protassium+® Sulfate of Potash (SOP) Brings More Potatoes to the Table

As potato growers continue to seek ways to reduce farm expenses while increasing production, it’s important to identify the products and practices that can most…

Topics: salt / sop / potassium

April 5, 2021

The Role of Sulfate of Potash for Drought Tolerance

Effective water management for crops goes beyond the amount of water supplied to the crop through rainfall and irrigation. Nutrient management is essential for achieving…

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: potato / potatoes / sop

September 10, 2015

The 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…

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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…

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August 31, 2014

How to Win the Potato Storage Loss Battle

More than 70 percent of the total fall U.S. potato crop is placed into storage for year-round use. Proper nutrient management of the potato crop…

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August 31, 2014

Nutrient Management and Specific Gravity

Tuber specific gravity has a strong relationship with starch content, total solids, and mealiness (cooking quality). Low specific gravity in tubers can affect processing and…

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August 31, 2014

5 Essential Tips for Scouting Nutrient Deficiency

Timing is critical when scouting because once the signs of nutrient deficiency are clearly visible, it means the crop has already been stressed. Don't put…

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August 31, 2014

Preventing Potassium Deficiency is Key to Potato Yields

Smart fertility management is critical to the success of any potato crop, and in the plants' early growth stages, that's especially true of potassium. The…