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August 19, 2014
Lora Abcarian, The Produce News

Heat Wave May Chill NW Potato Crop

Potato growers in Oregon and Washington are in wait-and-see mode following a heat wave that hit the Pacific Northwest in July.
August 16, 2014
Idaho Potato Commission

IPC Celebrates Six Decades of Tots

When Tater Tots began arriving in grocery stores in 1954, they quickly caught on as a snack food, a side dish and the foundation for casseroles at dinner tables across America.
August 14, 2014
Andrea Gallo

Potatoes’ Perceived Fall from Grace

The potato has had a great run for most of the past five centuries. But these days, the humble spud has fallen on hard times.
August 13, 2014
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Late Blight Found in Bingham Cty, ID

A potato leaf sample that was POSITIVE for late blight was brought into our Idaho Falls laboratory about a half hour ago. ID was instantaneous as the lesions were actively sporulating.
August 13, 2014
Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide

Minnesota Grower Cuts Pesticide Use

A Fargo, N.D.-based potato grower is finding that using fewer pesticides is better for business and the environment.
August 12, 2014

Project Looks at Impacts of Manure, Fertilizer

KIMBERLY, Idaho — Applying 50 tons of manure per acre for one year is a heavy application. Repeating that rate for eight years is a lot of manure—and a lot of nitrogen.
August 11, 2014
Tom Tomich and Marcia DeLonge

Scientists Rising to Drought Challenges

This week, scientists from around the world are convening in Sacramento for the Ecological Society of America’s annual meeting to discuss cutting-edge research for a sustainable future.
August 11, 2014

Growers React to Loss of McCain Plant

As a McCain’s grower, Merle Ellis is not sure where, if at all, he will sell his potatoes next year, but the West Cape, Prince Edward Island, resident said he is more concerned for the plant workers who will be out of jobs when McCain Foods closes its Alb
August 09, 2014
David Mitchell, The Packer

WPVGA Taps into Demand for Locally Grown

Retailers eager to promote Wisconsin potatoes will have some help from the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association this season.
August 08, 2014
Tom Karst

Potato Carton Requirements Change

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has changed the packing requirements for potato growers in Idaho and eastern Oregon.
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