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March 25, 2015
New Products, Potato Equipment

Sorter a Success for German Company

Using the Tomra Halo sorter, Hof Trumann, which grows about 90 acres of potatoes in Wendland, Germany, has seen an increase in efficiency, turnover and quality of the end product.
March 24, 2015

Wisconsin Spudmobile to Make Appearance

Spring is here and summer is on the horizon, and so is a busy schedule for the Wisconsin Spudmobile. This week, Wisconsin’s traveling billboard continues on the road.
March 23, 2015
Dave Goins

Idaho Needs Storms to Bolster Water Supply

Possible precipitation this week in Idaho's Bear River Basin could augment water supplies there, USDA hydrologist Ron Abramovich said recently.
March 23, 2015

Ag Fair Nets Win for Food Banks

The Washington State Potato Commission donated 2,500 pounds of potatoes to charity last week.
March 20, 2015

Innate Receives FDA Safety Clearance

Simplot Company hascompleted the food and feed safety consultation with the FDA for its first generation of Innate potato varieties.
March 19, 2015
Aamir Saeed

Huge Crop a Curse to Pakistani Growers

Farmers adapted to extreme weather by switching to potato crop, but success has led to plunging prices, rising seed costs and storage and transportation woes.
March 17, 2015
Dennis A. Johnson and Thomas F. Cummings

Research Article: Effect of Powdery Scab on Yield

Dennis Johnson and Tom Cummings at Washington State University have just published a research article how powdery scab affects tuber yield.
March 16, 2015
Seed Potatoes
Julia Bayly

Caribou Russet Ready for Market

On Friday the Maine Potato Board and the University of Maine jointly announced the newest potato variety, the Caribou Russet.
March 11, 2015
James Patrick Kelly

Potatoes Part of a Healthy Diet

Potatoes (Solanum tuberosum) have been cultivated in various forms since Incan times and beyond. Ever heard of Peruvian purple potatoes? Now that’s ancient food.
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