May 31, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

From The Field: Footsteps

A Chinese philosopher once said that, "A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."
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May 31, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue
Potato Equipment

John Deere Introduces Largest Planter Ever: The new DB120

John Deere and Bauer Built Manufacturing usher in a new era of efficiency for row-crop producers with the introduction of their largest planter ever-the all-new DB120.
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May 29, 2009
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FLORIDA FLOODING COULD RAISE POTATO PRICES

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May 27, 2009
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ASSISTANCE PROGRAM EXPANDED

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May 26, 2009
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INDIA DEVELOPS NEW FRY VARIETY

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May 22, 2009
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NEW BRUNSWICK COMPANY BEGINS KETTLE CHIPS

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May 19, 2009
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TOLERANCE FOR CARBOFURAN REVOKED

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May 18, 2009
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NEW FARMWORKER BILL BEING INTRODUCED

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May 14, 2009
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USPB LETS YOU REFRESH YOUR KNOWLEDGE

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May 12, 2009
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IPC AWARDS CASH FOR DISPLAYS

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May 11, 2009
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ALBERTA GOVT. TO REQUIRE LEVY FUNDS

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May 04, 2009
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KEY TECH INTRODUCES NEW SORTER

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May 03, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue

1,4GROUP Welcomes a New R & D Director

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May 03, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue

Agro-K Changes Name of its Popular Phosphate Product Line

Agro-K Corporation originally introduced a comprehensive line of systemic phosphite-based foliar nutrients in 2001, under the "Vigor-Phos" brand (Vigor-Cal-Phos, Vigor-Zinc-Phos, etc.).
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May 03, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue
Saad Hafez, U of I Extension Professor, Nematology

An Unseen Enemy: Identifying nematodes

Nematodes are minute, worm-like animals, able to move between soil particles, between folded leaves of plant buds, in the air spaces of leaves and stems or in plant tissues themselves.
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May 03, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

Applying Fungicides Effectively: Timing and coverage is everything

For some minor things in life, it doesn't matter which path you choose, only that you choose a path.
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May 03, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue
Nancy I. Butler

Avoiding Monoculture

During the time of the Dust Bowl, growers did not realize that the devastation was due in part to the lack of crop rotation.
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May 03, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue
Irrigation

Canopy Cover Provides Practical Clue to Plants' Thirst

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are exploring the idea of using canopy cover measurements in a calculation to determine how much water plants have recently used, and how much they'll need at the next irrigation.
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May 03, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue
Potato Equipment
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

Company Spotlight: Double L: Drawing from grower experience every step of the way

A potato equipment company conceived by two growers continues to be lead in the 21st Century by people who know what it's like to work the soil.
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May 03, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue

Farm Works Wins FinOvation Award

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May 03, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue
Terri Queck-Matzie, Freelance Writer

Grower of the Month: 50 Crops Later: Still working to make things grow

Tony Amstad put his 50th crop in the ground this spring.
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May 03, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue
Frank Muir, IPC President and CEO

IPC Launches Program for the Recession: Reminding consumers of potatoes' nutritional and affordable benefits

Each and every one of us has been impacted by the recession and it may be sometime before we see relief.
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May 03, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue

IronPlanet Reports Record Growth in 2008

IronPlanet continued to gain significant marketplace momentum in 2008, with gross auction sales of $337 million, an increase of 43 percent over 2007.
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May 03, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue

Nelson Irrigation Corporation Announces the Release of the New R33 Rotator

After years of planning, design, testing and development Nelson is pleased to announce the release of the R33 Rotator. Nozzles are now available in 9/64- , 5/32- , 11/64- and 3/16-inch sizes.
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May 03, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue
Herbicide, New Products
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

New Herbicides From Syngenta and Gowan: Products coming down the pike

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May 03, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue

NPC Urges Obama Administration to Meet Trade Obligations on Mexican Trucking

The National Potato Council is calling on the Obama Administration and Congress to either reinstate the funding required to continue the pilot program allowing Mexican trucks into a limited area within U.S. border states, or to quickly develop an alternat
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May 03, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue
Steve Smede

Overlooked Diseases: Part II: Gray mold, black dot and white mold

As noted in the last issue of this magazine, growers are all too aware of certain diseases, such as Late Blight, PVY and PLRV. But what about the scores of other microscopic monsters that get far less attention?
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May 03, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue
Nora Olsen and Tina Brandt

Planting A New Variety This Year?: Look ahead to anticipate how the variety may store

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May 03, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue

Potato Processing and Storage Convention Set for Prince Edward Island

The magazines Potato Processing International and Potato Storage International and the web portal www.potatobusiness.com are holding their next convention, to take place June 23-25 at Delta Prince Edward Hotel, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
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May 03, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue
Dr. Peter J. Davies, Cornell University

Potato Tuberization Signals: Why do potatoes tuberize?

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May 03, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue
Fungicide

Rhizoctonia Disease Of Potato: The soil that won't wash off

Rhizoctonia disease of potato, also known as "Rhizoctonia canker" and "black scurf," is a problem that is of great concern for many Idaho growers.
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May 03, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue
New Products, Potato Equipment

T7000 Power and Efficiency: Five New Holland Models put convenience at your fingertips

The five models in New Holland's 135- to 195-PTO horsepower T7000 Series tractors with the AutoCommand Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) combine driver-focused, high-performance features with power and productivity.
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May 03, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue
David Fraser

Time For A New Grower Survey: What was the result?

The objectives of the 2009 Grower Survey were, from a representative sample of potato growers in the U.S., to determine:
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May 03, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue
Irrigation

Toro Develops Drip System Illustration to Aid in Education Efforts

Toro Micro-Irrigation announces the release of a "Typical Drip System Layout" illustration that will be used in education and outreach efforts.
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May 03, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue
Jason Wickham

USPB More Popular Than Ever: Board votes overwhelmingly to increase assessment rate

Support for the United States Potato Board is greater than ever, as USPB's 37th annual meeting, held March 10-13 at the Westin Tabor Center in Denver, Colo., proved.
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May 03, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue
IPC

Wallets and Waistlines: Tasty dishes that save cents and make sense

It is no secret that supermarket spending has been impacted by the recession. Whether you live in a small town or big city, all consumers are seeking solutions to cut corners.
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May 03, 2009| Published in the May 2009 issue

We Asked You: New potato varieties

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May 01, 2009
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FRITO-LAY HAS COMPOSTABLE PACKAGING

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