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October 22, 2014
Event Calendar, Insecticide

Idaho Association of Plant Protection Annual Meeting

The Idaho Association of Plant Protection will be holding its annual meeting at the Jerome Best Western on Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
October 20, 2014
Tracy McVeigh

Potatoes Poised to Launch Food Revolution

Last week Dr. Arjen de Vos beat 560 competitors from 90 countries to win the prestigious USAid grand challenge award for its salt-tolerant potato.
October 17, 2014
Amanda Solliday

Florida Scientists Design 3-D Printed Insect Traps

Researchers are now employing 3-D printing technology to build far more complicated contraptions.
October 17, 2014
Dr. Maureen Storey

Potatoes' Role in WIC Examined

USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) and Food and Nutrition Service are sponsoring a 32-month project at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to re-examine the WIC food package.
October 16, 2014
United States Potato Board

U.S. Frozen Gain Greater Retail Presence in Mexico

U.S. frozen potato products have been consolidating their presence in Mexico’s retail chains over the past few years.
October 14, 2014

APRE: Potatoes an Important Source of Dietary Fiber

New research from the Alliance for Potato Research & Education (APRE) has found that by contributing approximately 7 percent of dietary fiber to the U.S. food supply, white potatoes are an importance source of this nutrient for Americans.
October 13, 2014
Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes

Specialty Potatoes Making Impact at Trials

Every fall the Tri-State Potato Research and Breeding Program harvests new types of potato varieties in Oregon, Idaho and Washington.
October 10, 2014
Potato Harvesting, Potato Storage
David Fairbourn

Controlling Black Leg in Lamoka

Growers of Lamoka have seen a higher than normal incidence of blackleg in their fields this summer. It is not completely clear why the incidence is higher than in previous years; however, it is something every grower should be aware of and manage accordin
October 10, 2014
Potato Harvesting
Joey Martin

Idaho Harvest Outlook

“World Famous Potatoes.” That's a reputation the Gem State has had for almost 80 years. And it's a reputation that is gaining ground every day. So how does this year’s harvest compare to years past?
October 09, 2014
Troy Peters

White Paper: Boombacks Reduce Runoff

Dr. Troy Peters has recently completed his research on the efficacy of Boombacks and found that the use of Boombacks can reduce runoff by 24 percent.
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