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Posts tagged ‘Colorado potato beetles’

Fresh and Local – Even a polar vortex has a silver lining!

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As the mercury dips into the negative once again, the snow whistles and forms those ever creeping drifts and the kids are out of school yet again, it’s hard to imagine that anything positive could come from it all. If you are a Wisconsin potato grower, however, you are looking out the window now and rubbing those hands together in anticipation of good things to come!

Almost all the potatoes in the US are grown in the northern states—think of Idaho, Washington, Wisconsin, Colorado and Maine and you have the top potato states in the country. There is a simple reason for this—we all have miserable winters! Those winters may be hard on us mortals, but they are even harder on the enemies that are lined up to attack the humble potato.   (more…)

Thoughts for Food: It’s a hard life for beetles!

Blog 19

Oh, the trials and tribulations of being a potato beetle in Wisconsin; as warm weather finally arrives and the Colorado potato beetles wake up from their long winter’s nap, what happens in their world?  Let’s look at it from the beetle’s point of view: (more…)

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