b'N/a rate. Differences between in-row Boltonreportedonthenational onUtilizingRemoteSensingtospacingandcultivars/selections SCRIproject,Managing ManageNitrogenandOptimizeexisted.DakotaPearlperformed MicrobiomestoImprovePotato Yield for Potato. He asked, how domostconsistentlyat6,9and12 Health:PotatoSoilHealthProject. you monitor and manage nitrogeninchspacing.ND7799c-1and This adventure started in September variabilityonalargefieldscale?ND7519-1yieldedsimilarlyto 2018. The first year of data was col- TissuesamplesandsoilsampleisDakota Pearl at 9 inch spacing, vari- lected in 2019. It will take four years onewaytoaddressvariabilityandability was introduced at the 6 and tocompileallthedataandgeta datareturnedinagronomicunits.12 inch spacings. goodpictureofwhatisgoingon. With remote sensing you get wholeThe goal is to look at soil physical, field data that comes daily, but dataEniseAyyliz,amastersstudent chemicalandbiologicalindicators comesinrelativeunits.Inremoteunder Dr. Andy Robinsons direction ofsoilhealthtoidentifymanage- sensing they look at reflectance offis studying Nitrogen Uptake Effects mentpracticesthatcanoptimize plants.RemotesensingcantseeonPotatoYieldandQuality.Her potato yield and quality.densityofvinesortubersunder-objectivewastodeterminethe ground,butresearchlikethiswilleffectsofnitrogentypeandplace- There are four project objectives: 1) helpmakeremotesensingatoolmentonyieldofRussetBurbank plots in the field, 2) on-farm spacial grower will be able to use more effi-potatoinParkRapids,MN.Inthe variability,3)Developingasurvey ciently in the future. first year of this study it was found on incentives to determine barriersthat urea performed similar or better and incorporating soil health man- EdoardoPoletti,aPhDstudentcomparedtoESNbroadcastand agementprogramsandeconomic underDr.SusieThompsonsdirec-ESN-banded.ESNbroadcast,ESN analysis,and4)developmentof tionisScreeningforResistancetobanded, and urea broadcast resulted education materials and distribute.Dickeya dianthicola. He is developinginthehighestyield,marketable aprotocolforevaluatingfoliaryieldandpercent6oztuber Dr. Marian Bolton reported that soil resistance to Dickeya dianthicola. Heweight.Turkeycompostimproved microbiomeincludesfungi,bacte- hastestedanumberofgenotypesyieldcomparedtothenon-treated ria, viruses, nematodes. One of the forfoliarandtuberresistancetocheck. mostimportantrolesoffungiand Dickeyadianthicola.TwoNDSUbacteria is to build and maintain soil selections were identified with highWilliamLarsen,amastersstudent structure,uptakeandcyclingof levels of foliar resistance.underthedirectionofDr.Gary nutrients, promote plant health andSecorreportedontheeffectof productivity and pathogen antago- Thank you to all the presenters andinoculum load of Dickeya dianthicola nism. As this project develops, the theNPPGAforhostingthisevent.onfieldgrownpotatoes.Dickeya dataacrosstheUnitedStateswill From this body of work one can seecausessoftrotdecayofthetuber. shed light on the effects of potato all the great research being conduct-Thiserraticdiseaseissporadically rotations and fumigation. edtohelpimprovethepotatoexpressedinfields.Theobjective industry.Ifyouhavequestionsorwas to determine if varying levels of Brian Bohman, a PhD student under ideasforresearch,pleaseletusDickeya wouldcausespreadinthe Dr.CarlRosensdirectionreported know. field.Nopatternswerefoundfrom increasing inoculation load. The Insulation PlaceThe data varied by location withone location showing a difference 14770 69th Place NEGrafton, ND 58237 inyieldcomparedtothenon-treatedcheck,whiletheother Urethane Spray-On Insulationlocation had no differences. This Eliminates air infiltration & stops condensationdata goes to show that Dickeya is a Highest R-Value Insulation Fire Proofingdifficult disease to study because \x1f \x1foftheinabilitytounderstand \x1f Moisture Barriers \x1f Flat Roofstransmissionandexpressionofthis disease.Grafton(701) 352-3233 1-800-352-0620Bismarck(701) 255-0025 1-866-425-0025Dr.CarlRosenandDr.Marian Website www.theinsulationplace.com22 POTATO GROWER MARCH 2020'