Ability to be part of Sustainability
Growers of Washington Potatoes are always looking for ways to make their farming practices more sustainable.
Our growers are leading the industry in identifying ways to protect the land, water, and air so their fields and our lives can be as healthy as possible.
We are keeping our state's growers' carbon footprint lower and yields higher than other regions worldwide.
Clean Sources of Energy Generation
Farmers rely on cost-effective, reliable energy to produce their crops. An average potato field requires various pumps, fans, and motors to move water and keep the crop cool in storage. Potato and other food processors also rely on low cost hydro power.
Growers are using less water than ever before
State’s potato growers use irrigation equipment that monitors and delivers the water needed. Preventing overwatering & underwatering to ensure crops receive the optimal amount of water.
Incorporating the use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) uses decision-based tactics to target only harmful pests when needed to avoid the broad-spectrum use of pesticides.
Efficient machinery to help reduce the amount of carbon dioxide
Washington Growers are using technology like never before that allows them to use machinery as efficiently as possible to help reduce the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere.
Plant, Grow, and Harvest
Every year, Farm families work thousands of hours to successfully Plant, Grow, and Harvest a potato crop in Washington.
of potatoes can provide for over 160,000 people
it's no small feat as potato growers Passionately Manage Washington State's Mineral-Rich alluvial soil, water, and sun for the next generation.
Farm Families sustain these natural resources and communities' by promoting harmony and balance in agricultural practices that are economically viable, environmentally sound, and beneficial for the State.
We are covering the Washington Potatoes stories related to its sustainable Farming & Agriculture Industry.