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August 29, 2015
Mike Hornick

IPC Redesigns Website

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has updated its website with a new design and improvements for smartphone viewing.
August 28, 2015
Event Calendar

World Potato Congress Honors Award Recipients

The closing ceremonies of the World Potato Congress in Beijing were highlighted by the presentation of the triennial Industry Awards, which recognize outstanding contribution and leadership to the global potato industry.
August 28, 2015
Seed Potatoes
Brad Carlson

Branding, Trust Key to Idaho Farm

The colorful sign showing drivers on Idaho Highway 19 the way to his farm reflects the brand-aware, people-centric approach that has served Doug Gross well for most of his 40-plus years in business.
August 27, 2015

Nebraska Researcher Honored

Potato specialist and crop physiologist Dr. Alexander Pavlista was selected for the Honorary Lifetime Membership by the Potato Association of America.
August 26, 2015

Adding Agriculture to the Classroom

We often talk about how the number of people with connections to farming is decreasing. This affects agriculture in many ways, but one I rarely hear talked about is in the classroom.
August 26, 2015
Potato Harvesting

Southwind Farms Begins Shipping Fingerlings

The new season’s fingerling potato crop looks outstanding for Heyburn, Idaho’s Southwind Farms.
August 25, 2015

Lso-positive Tuber Found in Idaho

One of the tubers sampled recently from a field in Ada County, Idaho, tested positive for liberibacter, the bacterium that causes zebra chip.
August 25, 2015
Seed Potatoes
Kay Ledbetter

Reveille Russet Makes Name for Itself

With Reveille as an early morning roll call, what better name to give to an early maturing potato variety developed by the Texas A&M Potato Breeding and Variety Development Program?
August 25, 2015
Seed Potatoes

Newfoundland’s First Crop of Nuclear Seed Unveiled

Newfoundland and Labrador’s Nuclear Seed Potato Propagation Facility showed off its first crop of nuclear seed potatoes last week, grown from plantlets produced at the facility.
August 24, 2015
Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide
Penny Sarchet

New Pesticides Could Manipulate Gene Expression

Pesticides that work by tinkering with gene expression in the pest without modifying crop genes could get around regulations on genetic modification. Technology based onRNA interference may be ready within the next five years.
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