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Maine Farmers Take to Growing in Fall, Winter


Under greenhouses and blankets, they're shepherding root crops and leafy greens for year-round deliveries.

Data Leads to Smarter Center Pivot Irrigation


Information is one of the most powerful tools growers have in their arsenal – and the methods we use to gather it are always advancing.

New Product: Grimme Ventor 4150 Self-Propelled Harvester

New Products, Potato Harvesting

The Ventor 4150 is the first road legal self-propelled four-row potato harvester to be fitted with the SE system, which doubles productivity when compared to a two-row harvester.

Colorado Growers Taxed Themselves to Save Water Supply


Colorado farmers have tried a bold experiment: They're taxing themselves to boost conservation.

Potato Specimens Transferred to Wisconsin State Herbarium


At the end of October, David Spooner transferred a large collection of potato specimens from around the Americas from the U.S. Potato Genebank in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., to the Wisconsin State Herbarium on the UW–Madison campus.

Czech Institute Introduces Purple Potato Variety


At the Potato Research Institute in Havlíckuv Brod, Czech Republic, geneticists have been breeding an agricultural product that would have been unthinkable in 1920s Czechoslovakia.

Syngenta Names Scholarship Winners


Syngenta has named University of Hawaii student Aimee Uyehara and Virginia Tech student Abigail Han as the national winners of the Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship.

N.D. Potatoes, Sugarbeets Up


Sugarbeet production is forecast to be up 4 percent to 6.5 million tons in North Dakota, and the state's potato production up 16 percent to 25.2 million hundredweight.

Calendar: Women in Ag Conference

Event Calendar

Nov. 18 at 40 Northwest locations

Students Help Create New Value from Potatoes


Penn State Ag Sciences students are in the trenches with Sterman Masser Farms to find new and convenient potato products.

Bosch Moves into Ag Tech Market

New Products

The market for agricultural technology is growing worldwide. It is also a lucrative field for Bosch.

Red River Valley Faces Trucking Shortage


Red River Valley potato producers had a strong start to the shipping season this year despite a lack of available truckers. But the trucking shortage likely won’t improve as the holidays approach.

NPC Applauds U.S. Trade Victory in Indonesia


The National Potato Council applauds the U.S. Trade Representative’s victory in the World Trade Organization case against Indonesia’s restrictive import licensing scheme.

Caribou Russet was first made available to consumers at last year’s Maine Harvest Festival.

Product: ESN Smart Nitrogen

Fertilizer, New Products

When it comes to nitrogen uptake, potatoes are an entirely different animal from grains, oilseeds and other crops.