Canadian Potato Summit 2022
February 2, 2022 at
Top 10 potato emergence problems
Speaker: Andy Robinson, North Dakota State University/University of Minnesota
Andy Robinson, PhD
Andy Robinson is an Associate Professor and the Potato Extension Agronomist at North Dakota State University and the University of Minnesota. Robinson, an Idaho native, grew up farming in Parma, ID with his family. He received a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and his master and doctorate degrees from Purdue University.
Robinson’s research and Extension goals are to develop science-based solutions to address real-world problems in potato production, enabling producers to increase economic and environmental sustainability through improved crop management. Potato producers throughout the world can follow Dr. Robinson at the NDSU / U of M Potato Extension website (z.umn.edu/spud), Twitter (@spudology) and Instagram (@spudology) accounts.
His passion is potatoes. Robinson contributes regularly to the Valley Potato Grower writing “Andy’s Advice”. work has taken him around the globe speaking, conducting research and providing education. This work has been acknowledged by being awarded the Spudman Emerging Leader Award, the Myron and Muriel Johnsrud Excellence in Extension Award, Communicator of the Year award from NDSU Extension. He is fluent in Portuguese and enjoys traveling and spending time in nature with his wife, Michelle and five children.