Potato WebTour


·        Syngenta, a world-leading agribusiness, sponsors the following two web sites.   The company is a leader in crop protection and ranks third in the high-value commercial seeds market. Sales in 2002 were approximately US $6.2 billion. Syngenta employs some 20,000 people in over 90 countries. The company is committed to sustainable agriculture through innovative research and technology. http://www.potatosolutions.com/  and Global Potato News. http://www.potatonews.com/  With a background as a potato grower, as well as content provider and webmaster of several global potato web sites, Lukie Pieterse is responsible for the management and development of site content and new features to come. He owns a consulting company, Global Potato Focus Inc (Prince Edward Island, Canada).

·        Article:  “Economic Importance of Irrigation Management in Potato Production Systems of Idaho” by B.A. King and J.C. Stark http://www.uidaho.edu/aberdeen/econ_import.htm 

·        Potato Disease articles—papers are a couple of years old http://www.uidaho.edu/ag/plantdisease/potato.htm  

Idaho Potato Exposition – Blackfoot Idaho:--Same information, but the first one is less cluttered.

·        http://www.ida.net/users/potatoexpo/

·        http://www.potatoexpo.com/




Seed Potatoes


Local Producers:

·        Listing of Gem Valley Certified Seed Potato Growers: http://www.graceidaho.com/html/seedpotato.html  

·        Gibbs Farms LLC:  http://www.gibbsfarms.com/main.html 

·        R. Lloyd Brothers:  www.idahoseedpotatoes.com/