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September 27, 2016

USDA: Potato Processing Down

U.S. potatoes used for processing in 2015 totaled 280 million hundredweight, down 5 percent from 2014.
September 26, 2016
Event Calendar, Fungicide, Insecticide, Potato Harvesting, Potato Storage, Seed Potatoes
Liz Wagner

Growers Gather at Pennsylvania Field Day

More than 20 potato growers attended last week’s twilight potato field meeting at Country View Farm in Danielsville, Pa.
September 26, 2016
Seed Potatoes
Emily McDaid

Purple Variety Has Bright Future

Purple Magic is already showing promise in the chip market, and breeders see potential in the fresh market.
September 23, 2016
Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
Andy Nelson

N.D./Minn. Weather Woes Continue

Already faced with expected big losses this year due to rain and hail, potato growers in the Red River Valley are having trouble just getting their harvest season started.
September 23, 2016
Herbicide
Dan Charles

EPA: Glyphosate Unlikely to Cause Cancer

The U.S. EPA is now among several organizations to dispute a study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer stating that glyphosate is a probable carcinogen.
September 23, 2016
Seed Potatoes
Lois Abraham

Carisma Potato Appeals to Diabetics

People who avoid potatoes to reduce their carbohydrate intake can now try a new variety that’s touted to have a lower glycemic response than most potatoes.
September 22, 2016
Seed Potatoes

CIP Variety Succeeds in China

Qingshu 9 is a high-yielding potato variety that can be found in fields all over China and is also grown in several other countries.
September 21, 2016
Fungicide, Potato Harvesting, Potato Storage, Seed Potatoes

Alberta Growers Fight Late Blight

Potato and tomato growers in Alberta are being asked to help the effort to restore the province’s status of being free of late blight.
September 21, 2016

CIP Celebrates 45 Years

September 20, 2016
Fertilizer, Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, Seed Potatoes

Bayer, Monsanto Officially Merge

Bayer and Monsanto announced yesterday that they signed a definitive merger agreement under which Bayer will acquire Monsanto.
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