Exploring Improved Soil Health in Columbia Basin Potato Production

Potato growers in Washington’s Columbia Basin have long used mustard cover crops and reduced tillage to boost soil health. In this post, Athena Loos of McCain Foods speaks with growers who share their insights about lessons learned.

“Mustard used as a cover crop, near Odessa, WA. Mustard is being grown prior to
potatoes in some areas as an alternative to fumigation.” Photo and info courtesy of Athena Loos.
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