The Northern Plains Potato Growers Association Research Reporting Conference will take place on Tuesday. NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension Agronomist Andy Robinson says research discussions will focus on the Colorado Potato Beetle, nematode management, hail effects on processing potatoes and updates on potato breeding programs. “We’ll have local and state researchers, with lots of information.” Attendees will also have a chance to meet the new NDSU potato pathologist, Julie Pasche. Pasche replaced former plant pathology professor Neil Gudmestad. “Julie has been working with Neil for a long time,” says Robinson. “She knows potatoes and will do great and be a good addition to our potato team.” Conference registration begins at 8 a.m. and the day wraps up around 3:15 p.m. The event will be held at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. The annual NPPGA banquet will follow in the evening.
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