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Direct Seed Spuds


SE IDAHO

Report from on-farm demonstration near Rigby with detailed information. Modified a planter and put it to work, successful. Reduced erosion, good yield.  https://projects.sare.org/sare_project/fw17-055/

Short article on presentation given by the Rigby grower.  https://www.capitalpress.com/state/idaho/idaho-grower-pleased-with-no-till-spuds/article_f0116cb4-d05f-5a2e-9c89-8ac0c9a046db.html 

E. WASHINGTON

Safeguarding Potato Cropping Systems in the Pacific Northwest through Improved Soil Health- You’ll find this article down the page a bit and the entire document is great but especially the photos on pp. 21-23. And there’s loads of good content in general at the link: https://csanr.wsu.edu/publications-library/soils-fertility/soil-health/      

MANITOBA, CANADA

Utilizing a modified Spudnik (Idaho company) planter, this on-farm demonstration was a success. Good photos as well.  https://spudsmart.com/reducing-tillage-but-not-quality/

Improving Soil Health in Pacific Northwest Potato Production: A Review

Comprehensive review and excellent/exhaustive citations for additional information on just about every soil-health-potato relation/concern studied out there.  https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12230-019-09742-7