April 30, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue
New Products

A New View: Phenotype Screening goes underground

Phenotype Screening Corporation developed a revolutionary new imaging system, using a combination of low-energy X-ray equipment, special low-density planting containers and a synthetic "soil" engineered to enable vivid imaging.
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April 30, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue
Terri Queck-Matzie, Freelance Writer

Accuracy in the Fields: Progressive equipment and methods keep you on top

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April 30, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue
Nancy I. Butler

Agriculture is an Evolving Economy: Execute sound decisions with your money

This year the Far West Agribusiness Association had over 550 attendees who traveled from throughout southeast Idaho to Jackpot, Nev.
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April 30, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue

AutoFarm Introduces OnTrac2 GPS Assisted Steering System

AutoFarm has introduced a new GPS steering system for growers who want hands-free steering on their agricultural operation: the OnTrac2 GPS Assisted Steering System.
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April 30, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue

Case IH Announces Early Riser 36- and 32-Row Planters: New design offers more of everything growers want

More rows, more maneuverability, more stability during transport, more frame flexibility, more configurations, and in general, more of everything are what growers should expect from the new 36-row and 32-row Case IH Early Riser 1260 planters.
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April 30, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue

Companies Merge, Create 'Crop Production Services, Inc.'

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April 30, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue
Herbicide

Companies to Develop Dicamba-based Formulation Technologies: BASF, Monsanto make agreement on weed control products

BASF and Monsanto Company announced a new joint-licensing agreement to accelerate the development of the next-generation of dicamba-based weed control chemistry products.
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April 30, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue
Ryan Hales

From The Field: Quite a Ride

It has been quite a ride. Since joining the team at the magazine, I have had numerous opportunities to learn from the great people in the potato industry.
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April 30, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue
New Products, Potato Equipment

Frontier Equipment Expands Lineup of Hay Tools

Frontier Equipment announces additions to its expanding lineup of hay tools with the introduction of a new line of hay tedders.
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April 30, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue
New Products, Potato Equipment

Frontier Equipment Introduces DC1000 Disc Mower Caddy

Frontier Equipment introduces its DC1000 Disc Mower Caddy.
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April 30, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue
Mark Tensmeyer

Grower of the Month: Maine Roopes Brothers: Running a multi-generational family farm

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April 30, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue

Idaho Potatoes Become "The Vegetable of Champions" For Athletes From Around The World

The 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games, held in Boise, Idaho, last February, saw nearly 2,500 athletes from nearly 100 countries competing.
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April 30, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue

Landmark Industry-Wide Meeting Focuses on 'Achieving A Sustainable Future': New conference, tradeshow held in San Antonio, TX

What started over two years ago as a simple, yet novel idea came to fruition in a remarkable and successful way during the first week of January 2009.
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April 30, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue
Mark Tensmeyer

Miles Willard: Finding new ways to turn potatoes into a snack food

One of the most diverse vegetables there is, a potato can be served baked, twice-baked, mashed, fried, put in casseroles, slow-cooked, used as french fries, tater tots, hash browns and the list goes on.
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April 30, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue

National Survey Reveals America's Favorite Vegetable

Any way you slice it, dice it, mash it or fry it, a new survey by the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) reveals that Americans love their spuds.
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April 30, 2009
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ND IRRIGATION RESEARCH LOCATION MOVING

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April 30, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue
New Products, Potato Equipment

New AccuBoom Remote Section Control

Raven Industries introduces a new AccuBoom Remote Control add-on that allows the user to turn each boom section on and off from outside the cab.
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April 30, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue
Herbicide, New Products

New Generation of Traits Improves Weed Management

The discovery of new glyphosate and other herbicide resistance transgenes is providing more weed management options to growers of crops, according to a report published in Weed Science.
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April 30, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue
Irrigation
Laura McGinnis, USDA-ARS

New Tools Aid Arid-Land Water Management: Software controls canal gates

New tools developed by Agricultural Research Service scientists are improving water management in arid regions.
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April 30, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue

Overlooked Diseases: Part I: Rhizoctonia, Powdery Mildew and Early Blight

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April 30, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue
New Products

Pests in Your Pocket: A must-have guide for fieldwork

Chock-full of more diseases, bugs and weeds than you'll likely ever care to know, the "Field Guide to Potato Pests" is a must-have for any manager or field personnel charged with keeping a watchful eye on the health of the crop.
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April 30, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue
Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide
P.S. Wharton, U of I Potato Plant Pathologist

Potato Seed Piece Health Management: Reducing late blight and dry rot

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April 30, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue
Irrigation

Reinke Acquires Pivotrac.com LLC: New company becomes ReinTech LLC

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April 30, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue

Report: Inputs to Continue, Pressuring Margins: Rabobank gives '09 projections

Rising production costs including fertilizers, seeds, chemicals, fuel, land and equipment as well as higher labor and capital expenditures will pressure agriculture producers' bottom lines in 2009, according to Rabobank's "North American Food and Agribusi
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April 30, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue
New Products

Rural Media Group Names Director

Rural Media Group, Inc. is proud to announce the appointment of Mark Oppold as news director for RFD-TV, the nation's only 24-hour, 7-day television network dedicated to serving the needs and interests of rural America.
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April 30, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue
Ryan Hales

Specs on Five Northwest Pests: UI insect information

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April 30, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue
Frank Muir, IPC President and CEO

The "Grown in Idaho" Seal: Known the world over

The "Grown in Idaho" seal is one of the most recognized icons in the country, if not the world.
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April 30, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue
Meredith Myers, USPB Public Relations Manager

The Consumer's Perfect Storm: Nutritious, convenient and on-a-budget

I'm in an interesting position, because not only do I publicize potatoes to the core of our target market-"Linda," or women 25-54 years old with kids at home-I am "Linda."
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April 30, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue
Justin Isherwood, United Potato Growers Cooperative

The United Stand: United Makes Sense in Today's Economy

The pertinent question is: how come we get to watch? Why aren't we among the multitude of the maimed and dying?
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April 30, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue

United Fresh 2009 Schedule of Events

United Fresh 2009 is set to take place April 20-24 in Las Vegas, Nevada, with top speakers on consumer trends and strategies to grow your business.
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April 30, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue
New Products

University of Idaho Offers Four New Potato Publications

The University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences has added four publications on potatoes to the late-winter lineup of its Educational Communications unit.
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April 30, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue
Ryan Hales

When GAP Meets Education: Syngenta's Good Science Guy program available

His name is Jim Frank, but you may know him by another moniker: The Good Science Guy.
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April 30, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue
New Products, Seed Potatoes

Wood Prairie Farm Receives Green Thumb Award

Wood Prairie Farm's new Organic Prairie Blush Potato has earned the Green Thumb Award from the Mailorder Gardening Association (MGA) as one of the top six plant introductions of 2009.
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April 29, 2009
Web Exclusive

POTATO TOXIC TO POTATO BEETLE?

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April 28, 2009
Web Exclusive

CANADIAN PRICES BOOSTED

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April 27, 2009
Web Exclusive

POTATO COUNCILS URGING TRUCK WEIGHT INCREASE

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April 24, 2009
Web Exclusive

POTATOES HEADING TO RUSSIA

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April 22, 2009
Web Exclusive

JERSEY GROWERS HEADED FOR RECORD CROP

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April 21, 2009
Web Exclusive

POTATO STOCKS DOWN

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April 20, 2009
Web Exclusive

KETTLE RELEASING NEW CHIP

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April 17, 2009
Web Exclusive

NEW ZEALAND GETS INTEREST IN ITS PURPLE POTATOES

The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Ltd. says it is receiving a lot of inquiries about its Purple Heart potato variety with its vivi
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April 16, 2009
Web Exclusive

HOT WEATHER SENDS INDIAN PRICES SOARING

Indian potato prices double after high temperatures damage the crop in the major producing states.
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April 15, 2009
Web Exclusive

ORGANIC CLAIMS SAID OVERSOLD

The Crop Protection Research Institute says the growing view that the potential for organic agriculture to feed the world is an idea that is being ove
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April 14, 2009
Web Exclusive

SAUDI ARABIA INCREASING EXPORTS

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April 10, 2009
Web Exclusive

ARS TESTING NEW RUSSET LINE TO RESIST NEMATODES

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists seeking alternatives to using chemical fumigants are field-testing a new russet potato breeding line th
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April 09, 2009
Web Exclusive

INDIA RAISES MACFRIES PRODUCTION TO END IMPORTS

Indian potato growers are cashing in on the massive expansion of McDonald's restaurants.
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April 08, 2009
Web Exclusive

UK LOOKS TO MUSTARD CROP AS POTATO PROTECTOR

British potato growers are testing mustard as a biofumigant crop to replace the soil fumigant Telone as a potato cyst nematode control.
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April 07, 2009
Web Exclusive

HISTORIC AGREEMENT REACHED WITH MCDONALD'S ON PESTICIDE USE REDUCTION

Responding to shareholder concerns, McDonald's Corporation has agreed to formally survey and promote best practices in pesticide use reduction within
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April 06, 2009
Web Exclusive

USPB RAINING ASSESSMENT RATE

U.S. Potato Board members vote overwhelmingly to increase the assessment rate by half a cent to three cents a hundredweight.
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April 03, 2009
Web Exclusive

WEED SOCIETY PLEADS WITH EPA

Last week the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to request a rehearing of the recent Sixth C
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April 02, 2009
Web Exclusive

WISCONSIN GROWERS LAUNCH BUY LOCAL CAMPAIGN

The Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association is launching a buy locally campaign.
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April 01, 2009
Web Exclusive

AMERICAN HONORED AT POTATO CONGRESS

The 7th World Potato Congress in New Zealand closes with the presentation of the triennial industry awards recognizing outstanding personal contributi
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