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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

New Research Tool

The New England Plant, Soil, and Water Laboratory has developed a “Potato Systems Planner” to aid growers in selecting crop rotations and making management decisions based on first-hand research information.  The Potato Systems Planner provides general and detailed information on the impacts of fifteen crop rotations on diseases, economics, yield, soil microorganisms, and nitrogen cycling.  An Economics Calculator is provided to aid growers in estimating potential profitability and risk associated with each crop rotation.  A Disease Database is also provided to assist growers in identifying and managing many diseases found on potato. For For more information or a copy of the Planner, contact Wayne.Honeycutt@ars.usda.gov.


Last Modified: 8/24/2005