Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Home » SARP Funds Research into Climate Impacts on Nation’s Potato Crop

SARP Funds Research into Climate Impacts on Nation’s Potato Crop

img-sarp_decision_cal_620_0

NOAA Climate.gov recently published an article, “Climate & French fries,” exploring the impact of climate change on America’s potato crop and French fry industry, and referencing Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP).

Wisconsin ranks third among states in potato production and the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association recently worked with SARP on how to mitigate risks to potatoes from climate change. The Growers Association, led by executive director Tamas Houlihan and funded by SARP, assembled a focus group of growers and advisors to help develop a decision-support calendar for potato production in the event of drought. Released in August 2020, the calendar addresses management decisions for potato crops year-round—from aquifer recharging in the winter months through harvesting the following autumn. Each month, the calendar offers advice on how to deal with common problems.

For more details and context, read the full article at Climate.gov.

More News

Scroll to Top