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October 17, 2014
Insecticide
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.
October 09, 2014
Irrigation

WOTUS Comment Period Extended a Second Time

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the public comment period on the Clean Water Act “waters of the U.S.” proposed rule until Nov. 14, 2014.
October 08, 2014

Colombia to Double Potato Production for McCain

McCain Foods is pleased with the evolution of the Colombian market and with the agricultural efforts made to respond to the consumers' interest in McCain’s frozen potatoes for frying, which are distributed in supermarkets and offered in restaurant chains.
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