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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
Insecticide

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.
August 22, 2015

USPB Welcomes Foreign Importer Distributors

In May, 31 importers and distributors joined the USPB for a week-long reverse trade mission to Oregon and Washington State.
August 22, 2015
Irrigation, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
Jonathan Knutson

Red River Valley Hopes for Rain

The weather has been mostly friendly to potato growers in the Red River Valley this growing season. But with harvest nearing and many fields short of moisture, rain is needed badly, farmers and industry officials say.
August 21, 2015
Fungicide, Potato Harvesting, Potato Storage

Late Blight Meetings Held in Idaho

Meetings were held in American Falls and Idaho Falls, Idaho on Aug. 18 focused on providing information on late blight management in potato.
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