Planting and Raising Potatoes in Iowa

If you have a well-drained, fertile soil in full sun, then you can grow potatoes.  In Iowa, optimal planting season is fast approaching.  See the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Yard & Garden news release from March 16, 2016 for suggested potato varieties and tips on planting. 

 

Information on commercial production of potatoes is available in a new ISU Extension & Outreach publication, HORT 3044, Commercial Potato Production Guide.  The guide covers commercial cultivars, recommended planting practices, fertilization and pest and disease management.  It can be downloaded for free from the ISU Extension Store.

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