Potato Protection Perspectives

Thursday, August 26, 2021  •  Episode 46

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Potato production is very complex and requires intensive management to produce high quality potatoes for use in consumer packaged goods. A significant part of producing high quality potatoes is pest management. Seth Gurley, Agronomist at CSS Farms' Columbus, NE, location, and Jesse Ziems, Senior Agronomist for CSS Farms' Nebraska operations, join us on this episode of the FarmBits podcast to discuss the complexities of potato protection and how they are leveraging digital tools and advanced technology to help them combat pest pressure across the CSS Farms operation and specifically at the Columbus, NE, location. Some of the many technologies that they are leveraging in advanced crop protection practices are the Prospera pivot-mounted camera system, Taranis, and Canopio (a crop canopy quantification tool). They are also experimenting with digitally controlled high-speed pivot systems such as the Pivot Bot. Collectively, these tools are enabling new options and more comprehensive management practices that help them ensure their crop's yield and quality in a complex production system. This was an eye-opening interview for our team and we are confident that your knowledge will be enhanced through this episode.

Opinions expressed on FarmBits are solely those of the guest(s) or host(s) and not the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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host Zachary Rystrom
host Jackson Stansell
guest Seth Gurley
guest Jesse Ziems
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Show Notes

Seth and Jesse Contact Information:

Seth's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seth-gurley-3523261a4/

Jesse's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jesse-ziems-5654238a/


CSS Farms Information:

Website: https://cssfarms.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CSS-Farms-508860665879247/


FarmBits Contact Information:

E-Mail: farmbits@unl.edu

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NEDigitalAg

Jackson's Twitter: https://twitter.com/jstansell87

Jackson's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacksonstansell/

Zach's Twitter: https://twitter.com/zachrystrom

Zach's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zach-rystrom-90744376/


Opinions expressed by the hosts and guests on this podcast are solely their own, and do not reflect the views of Nebraska Extension or the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.