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July 28, 2015

Research Funds to Boost Canadian Exports

Potatoes New Brunswick will lead a national research effort to improve potato yields and boost the export competitiveness of Canadian french fries with the help of up to $1.4 million in government support.
July 27, 2015
Fungicide, Potato Harvesting, Potato Storage
Willie Kirk and Noah Rosenzweig

Late Blight Found in Michigan

A potato field in Montcalm County, Mich., has been reported with late blight over the past week. Growers should be aggressively treating all fields in Montcalm, Gratiot, Ionia and Mecosta counties.
July 27, 2015
Insecticide
Erik J. Wenninger, University of Idaho

Idaho Psyllid Population Appears to be Declining

Overall abundance of potato psyllids in Idaho potato fields last week continued to decline.
July 25, 2015
Cynthia David

Blue Potato a Hit with Chefs

Gillian Flies, co-owner of New Farm near Creemore, Ontario, says chefs love her organic Russian Blue potatoes.
July 24, 2015
Event Calendar, Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide

Miller Research to Host Pest Management Field Day

Miller Research will be holding a pest management field day on Thursday, August 13, near Acequia, Idaho.
July 23, 2015
Tom Karst

Voluntary GMO Labeling Garners Support

Several potato associations are among food groups urging the House of Representatives to pass the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act.
July 23, 2015
Potato Equipment

Study Shows Benefits of Strip-till

How does style of tilling make a difference in crop success?
July 22, 2015
Eric McCarthy

P.E.I. Growers Recognized

Fourth-generation potato growers Christopher and Derek Smallman are the P.E.I. Potato Blossom Festival’s Potato Producers of the Year.
July 22, 2015
Event Calendar

World Potato Congress to be Held Next Week

Beijing will host an international conference in late July to promote cooperation in the international potato industry.
July 22, 2015
Fungicide

Late Blight in Southern Idaho

Late blight has been positively identified in southern Idaho’s Minidoka County. It appears the infections resulted from a spore shower, and it is likely other fields are also affected.
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