N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 7 POTATO GROWER 3 November/December 2017 • 82, 258 CONTENTS 4 NPPGA Marketing Message 6 Potatoes USA Message 8 NPC Message 12 Andy’s Advice: Common Scab 15 North Dakota Certified Seed Potato Growers Listing 18 Minnesota Certified Seed Potato Growers Listing 22 Potato Associate Listing 25 2017 Potato Bowl, USA On the cover This is a picture of Thomas Otto cultivating 7799’s west of Hensel, North Dakota. (The 7799 is one of Susie Thompson’s new round white variety) (Photo courtesy of Nick Otto.) Publisher Northern Plains Potato Growers Assn. General Manager Todd Phelps NPPGA Staff President Chuck Gunnerson Finance and Operations Director Diane Peycke Marketing and Communications Director Ted Kreis NPPGA Executive Committee Chair Greg Campbell Vice Chair Eric Halverson Secretary/Treasurer T.J. Hall ND Council Representative David Fedje MN Council Representative Peter Imle Potato Associate Representative Todd Phelps Past Chair Lonnie Spokely Valley Potato Grower is published 8 times annually at: P.O. Box 301, East Grand Forks, MN 56721. Telephone: (218) 773- SPUD. Fax: (218) 773-6227. E-mail: [email protected] Subscription: no charge in U.S.; Canada: $40/1-year; Advertising: call (218) 773-SPUD. Editor welcomes manuscripts and pictures but accepts no responsibility for lost materials. Reproduction in whole or in part of materials in this issue without permission is prohibited. Copyright © 2017 Northern Plains Potato Growers Association. All rights reserved.