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September 30, 2014
Insecticide
Keith Ridler, Associated Press

Eradicating Nematode Tough Going in Idaho

A team of scientists at the University of Idaho is trying to find a way to stop a microscopic parasite that damages potato crops and has now infested 2,400 acres in southeastern Idaho.
September 29, 2014
Potato Harvesting
Erica Stapleton

Harvest Under Way in Northern Maine

Aroostook County, Maine, is one of the last areas in the country to close schools for the potato harvest.
September 27, 2014
Potato Harvesting

Oregon Crop Looking Good

Watching potatoes tumble down the conveyor belt into storage at Royale Columbia Farms is enough to make Greg Juul a little dizzy.
September 26, 2014

Halt in Exports to Mexico Manageable

Though the stop to U.S. potato exports to Mexico has been unfortunate, not being able to ship potatoes deep into Mexico is not likely to significantly affect export programs this year.
September 26, 2014
Fertilizer

Fertilizer Industry Organizations Join Global Alliance

The Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture was formed to help governments, farmers, scientists, business and civil society to improve agricultural practices, food systems and food policies.
September 25, 2014
Irrigation

T-L Introduces Precision Mobile Drip Irrigation

T-L Irrigation’s stated has always been “The Choice is Simple.” T-L has gone one step farther in combining the simplicity of hydraulics and irrigation. This new application is called PMDI (Precision Mobile Drip Irrigation).
September 25, 2014
Danielle Venton

Variety Stages Comeback from near Extinction

The Bodega Red potato was once a mainstay of life in northern California’s North Bay.
September 24, 2014

PNW Potato Crop $1.98 Billion for 2013

The final value of Idaho's 2013 potato crop was $1.02 billion, up 2 percent from 2012. The marketing year average price for potatoes in Idaho was $7.75 per cwt., up $0.70 from last year.
September 23, 2014
Fungicide
Vicky Boyd

Web Seminar Focuses on Fungicide Resistance

Although herbicide-resistant weeds have captured headlines in many trade publications the past few years, another type of resistance is becoming increasingly important—fungicide resistance.
September 22, 2014
Jacob Heller

Transgenic Potatoes Grown in Iowa

There is nothing typical about the "No Trespassing" signs, the electric fence or the potatoes you'll find at Bill and Joe Horan's farm near Rockwell City, Iowa.
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