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News and Insights for Potatoes

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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

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…

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August 31, 2014

Apply Potassium at Hilling to Increase Potato Yields and Quality

Potatoes naturally have a very high need for potassium (K) -- often as much as 300 pounds K2O per acre for a typical large crop…

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August 28, 2014

The Interaction of Sulfur and Scab Disease

Nutrients in the soil are essential to crop growth functions, but they often fulfill other vital roles as well. For example, sulfur (S) can serve…