Spud School 2020

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Spud School 2020 will be an immersive and invaluable experience taking place over two days in beautiful Kennewick, Washington. 

Join us for this two-day intensive workshop on the advanced principles of potato crop nutrition. During this event, our experts will discuss best agronomic practices in an information-packed workshop designed for crop consultants, commercial growers, and large potato farm operators. This workshop will include discussions on: 

  • Potato Stress Management and Mitigation 
  • Potato Nutrient Needs from A to Z 
  • Pest, Weed and Disease Management 
  • Advances in Fertilizers and Fertilizer Management 

Check back often for updates and more info!


Engage with industry leaders who will transform the way you think. Click on an image for the speaker's bio.

Sally Flis, Ph.D

Director of Agronomy

The Fertilizer Institute

Todd Spigener, Ph.D


Bio S.I.

Stay tuned as we announce more speakers and agenda items soon. 


Each day will be made up of engaging workshops and panels from some of the brightest minds in soil science and nutrient management. The informative sessions are designed to take you deeper into the advanced aspects of potato growing — from the importance of microbiology and new advances in fertilizers to phytohormones and stress mitigation.

Earn CEU's by attending this event! More details later.  

Thursday, January 30th:

7 am-9 am: Registration

9 am: What is Soil Health?

10 am: Is a $6 Soil Test Useful?

12 pm: Lunch 

1 pm: Advances in Fertilizers

3 pm: Maximizing Nutrient Use With The 4Rs

4 pm: Roundtable

6 pm-8 pm: Kick-Off Cocktail Party!

Friday, January 31st:

8 am: Welcome

9 am: Integrated Pest Management

10 am: Phytohormones, Uses and Management

12 pm: Lunch

1 pm: Potato Nutrient Requirements

3 pm: Potato Stress Management and Mitigation

4 pm: Roundtable

**Agenda is tentative and subject to change. Please check back for updates.

Registration Cost

Your registration includes hours of invaluable knowledge and information from expert speakers and also giveaways, full lunch both days, study materials and a copy of the popular book Ask the Plant.

Spud School 2018 sold out so register early and don't be left out.

Early Bird Price: $395.00

Seating is limited! Don't wait to register!


7016 W Grandridge Blvd

Kennewick, WA 99336

Phone: (509) 737-3700

Located in the heart of the Tri-Cities, the Three Rivers Convention Center has a sleek modern design and pleasing color palette that invoke the natural beauty of the region.

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SpingHill Suites by Marriott 

 $129/night - Special group pricing!

Hilton Garden Inn Kennewick

Red Lion Inn & Suites Kennewick


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