FARGO, N.D. — A rainy start to the day was welcomed by growers and likely contributed to great attendance at all three stops on the NPPGA Field Day tour where the hot and dry summer growing conditions dominated conversations and research presentations. Field Day is also a great time for growers to network with each other and with our area businesses that support the potato industry in the region.
Putting on a day-long Field Day is a lot of work so NPPGA would like to recognize some of the key players starting with our Extension Potato Agronomist Andy Robinson who organizes it all.
Thank you to all the researchers from NDSU, the U of Minnesota and the USDA for your efforts that lead to better potatoes and better growing practices.
Thank our first stop host Carl Hoverson and his crew for sponsoring, hosting and serving the fabulous breakfast.
Next, thank you to the wonderful people at the Forest River Colony for hosting and preparing the noon lunch and maintaining the research plots. Thanks to the J.R. Simplot Company for sponsoring the noon lunch.
Thank you to the Oberg family for hosting the last stop and to the Potato Associates for sponsoring and preparing the great barbeque.
Finally we need to thank and recognize these sponsors: Ag World Support Systems, AMVAC, BASF, Bayer CropScience, Black Gold Farms, Corteva Agriscience, Hoople Farmers Grain, ND & MN Certified Seed Growers, NDSU Experiment Station, Nichino America, Inc., Nurtrien Ag, RDO Equipment, RDO Farm Division, Simplot Food Group – Grand Forks, Simplot Grower Solutions – Grafton, Syngenta Crop ProtectionUPL NA, Inc., the USDA/ARS Potato Research Site-EGF, Valent USA Corp. and Wilbur-Ellis.