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February 08, 2016
Seed Potatoes
Anthony Brino

Caribou Russet Garners Interest

The Maine Potato Board voted to discuss an international licensing arrangement for Caribou Russet with McCain Foods.
February 03, 2016
Event Calendar, Irrigation

Idaho Water Crisis Spawns Collaboration

The Recharge Development Corporation is organizing a symposium for all interested individuals and entities to discuss the alternative method to meet water needs across the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer.
February 03, 2016
Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide
Susan Durham

Laser-Guided Crop Sprayer

A team of Agricultural Research Service and university scientists has developed a new laser-guided spraying system that controls spray outputs to match very specific targets.
February 02, 2016
Insecticide
Luke Ramseth

Officials: Methyl Bromide Caused Crop Contamination

A pesticide used by the USDA to kill a rare potato pest has turned out to have nasty side effects for several eastern Idaho growers, officials said this week.
February 01, 2016
Event Calendar, Potato Equipment, Potato Storage, Seed Potatoes
Rob Monteleone

Washington-Oregon Potato Conference a Success

Over 200 potato growers, equipment dealers and other vendors gathered in Kennewick, Wash., for the 2016 Washington-Oregon Potato Conference.
February 01, 2016
Fertilizer

Technology Turns Potato Waste into Fertilizer

Scientists in China have developed a way of making fertilizer from wastewater discharged by potato processing plants, solving a pollution problem that has held back the country’s potato ambitions.
January 26, 2016

Drones Help Detect Disease

Idaho researchers have found a way to use drones to detect diseased potato plants.
January 25, 2016
Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide

International Biocontrol Industry Symposium to be Held in March

The International Biocontrol Industry Symposium will be held March 1-2, in Monterey, Calif.
January 25, 2016
Event Calendar

NPC Selects 2016 Leadership

Jim Tiede from James Tiede Farms in American Falls, Idaho, was elected to serve as NPC’s president for 2016 and to lead the council’s executive committee.
January 22, 2016
Elizabeth Anderson

Growers Wanted on Remote Island

The world’s most remote inhabited island is searching for a British farmer to boost its food production and help maintain its independence.
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