Many in the potato industry are approaching the new year as a fresh beginning. “COVID impacted the industry so much,” said John Martin, sales representative, Bayer. “A lot of things were learned, acreage was cut back all across the country and we’re hoping to rebound and see brighter things for 2021. We’re cautiously optimistic for the new year.” As growers think ahead for spring, Martin said it’s important to have a good management plan. “Understand what pests or problems you may have and be thinking of that ahead of time. Picking the right seed treatments, insecticides and the early season plant development, all the way through to the tuber initiation. Be it from Velum Prime that goes down at planting time to the early post products.” Hear the story.