Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32J U L Y / A U G U S T 2 0 1 6 POTATO GROWER 15 tent and composition at the EGF lab. NDSU High Value Crop Production Dr. Harlene Hatterman-Valenti, NDSU At Inkster there is simulated hail study, nitrogen efficiency study, an herbicide trial, a trial with glyphosate/dicamba sub-lethal injury, and joint trial with Susie on cultivar sensitivity to metribuzin. At Grand Forks we have an desiccant study and a starter fertilizer study. At Oakes a joint study with you for glyphosate/dicamba sub-lethal injury. University of Minnesota Plant Pathology Dr. Carol Ishimaru, UMN In an ongoing survey, Carol Ishimaru in collaboration with Andy Robinson will continue isolating and characterizing soft rot bacteria from production fields in Minnesota and North Dakota. Please send tuber or stem samples to Andy Robinson, (PO BOX 6050, Loftsgard Hall 166, Department of Plant Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota 58108) or to the Ishimaru Lab (Department of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota, 212 Christensen, 1991 Upper Buford Circle, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108). University of Minnesota – Northwest Research and Outreach Center Dr. Ian MacRae Dr. Ian MacRae, Nate Russart and the rest of the Entomology crew at the University of Minnesota’s Northwest Research & Outreach Center in Crookston have a busy field season planned. We’ll again be monitoring the Aphid Alert trapping network, mapping the distribution and densities of aphid vectors of PVY and other potato virus diseases in Minnesota and North Dakota. We have 20 locations planned for 2016, with grower cooperators mon- itoring the traps and sending in the weekly samples. We’ll be publishing the PVY Risk Index again this year to pro- vide some insight into the actual poten- tial risk the species captured presents at each location. The results will be pub- lished in our two blogs ( and aphidalert. and summarized weekly in NPPGA’s Potato Bytes, NDSU’s Potato Extension website ( potatoextension), the AgDakota ListServe, Minnesota Crop E-News, and on my Twitter page (@MNSpugBug). As part of our aphid management research, we’ll also be refining some techniques Hammer-Lok Steel Building Systems | 44434 Harvest Ave. • Perham, MN 56573 | 1-844-203-4565 | Full service Design Build General Contractor for all your produce storage needs.