​​Effects of Hail on Potatoes

October 2018 | 30 min., 23 sec.
by Harlene Hatterman-Valenti
North Dakota State University


​Issues related to weather always seem to concern growers due to their unpredictability. However, hail injury is a weather issue that can greatly reduce marketable yield depending on the cultivar grown, the seriousness of the hailstorm, and the plant growth stage when the hail occurs. 

About the Presenter

Harlene Hatterman-ValentiHarlene Hatterman-Valenti is a Professor, Assistant Head, and High-Value Crops Specialist in the Plant Sciences Department at North Dakota State University. She has statewide weed research responsibilities in fruit and vegetables and also conducts production-based research on these high-value crops. Harlene earned her MS in Horticulture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1985) and her PhD from Iowa State University in Agronomy and Horticulture (1993). Prior to accepting her current position at NDSU, she was a Research Biologist with FMC at the Princeton, New Jersey, facility, where she was responsible for primary and presecondary herbicide evaluations in the Herbicide Discovery project. Harlene has been at North Dakota State University since 2000.​

Contact Information:
Email: H.Hatterman.Valenti@ndsu.edu


In 2020, Grow webcasts had more than 110,000 views. Help support our mission to provide comprehensive high-quality, science-based resources to and for plant health researchers and practitioners at no cost.

PDMR submission guidelines and schedule information are available online.


Plant Health Progress is a peer-reviewed multidiciplinary, online journal of applied plant health.