Potato planting well underway in Wisconsin

Potato growers in Wisconsin’s central sands region have been making good planting progress.  One of them is Andy Diercks at Coloma Farms.  He says, “We’re probably 35-40% (done), something like that.”

Diercks tells Brownfield his crew started planting a week ago, and some other growers began around ten days ago. “We’ve really only got two or threemore days of planting. Then, we’ll switch to corn and soybeans and go back to potatoes.”

Diercks is a grower for The Little Potato Company, and he says those are the varieties that will get planted after corn and soybeans. 

Diercks says the Wednesday rain halted planting, but the moisture is very welcome since they had to irrigate a few fields prior to planting.

Along with potatoes, corn, and soybeans, Coloma Farms raises kidney beans and partners with nearby Seneca Foods, which grows and processes canning vegetables.

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