Yara's Incubator Farm Network: Part 4 - Potato

In the fourth episode of a series of podcasts focused on the Yara Incubator Farms in North America, we discuss the recently established farm in the Snake River Valley in Idaho, and its focus on potato production.

Erika Wagner, Yara's Agronomy Solutions Manager, walks us through the objectives of the incubator farm in terms of crop nutrition, yield, quality, nutrient use efficiency, and carbon footprint. She also discusses the levers that can be pulled to reduce emissions in potato production and the importance of nutrient management utilizing the 4Rs framework in potato sizing and quality.

Erika shares her excitement about the new season in the Snake River Valley and highlights the conferences and events where potato growers can learn more about the industry.

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Some facts about potato production in Idaho:

  • Idaho grows the most acres of potatoes of any US state with 328,850 planted in 2023.
  • The majority of the potatoes grown are russet potatoes.
  • Russet potatoes grown in Idaho are used for processing into fries and for the fresh market.
  • Most potato acres in Idaho are located in the Snake River Valley.

This podcast is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional advice or recommendations for listeners. The views expressed in this podcast by guests are not necessarily endorsed by Yara North America.

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