January 31, 2012
Herbicide, Insecticide, Fungicide
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DOW AGROSCIENCES RESPONDS TO BAYER

As of Jan. 24, Dow AgroSciences announced it had learned from a press release issued by Bayer CropScience that Bayer filed a lawsuit against Dow AgroS
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January 30, 2012
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BAYER FILES THIRD LAWSUIT AGAINST DOW

Bayer CropScience announced it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia agains
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January 28, 2012
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GROWERS TO STAND UP FOR POTATOES ON CAPITOL HILL

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Potato growers from across the country will descend upon the nation's capital as part of the National Potato Council's (NPC) annual P
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January 27, 2012
Potato Harvesting, Irrigation, Potato Equipment
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FEDS DOOM LIGHTSQUARED'S LTE 4G NETWORK

Nine federal agencies decided that none of LightSquared's proposals for its LTE 4G broadband network would overcome significant interference with GPS
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January 26, 2012
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POTATO SCIENTISTS TACKLE ZEBRA CHIP THREAT

POCATELLO, Idaho-In October, the University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences confirmed that Idaho's potato growers faced a new chall
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January 25, 2012
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CAN POTATO CHIPS BE MADE HEALTHIER?

CALS food scientist Kerry Huber's innovative work with potatoes has yielded a discovery that may make fans of some tasty foods rejoice: a starch that
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January 25, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Irrigation
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U.S. GROWERS CONCERNED WITH NEW SCHOOL MEAL RULES

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The following statement is from John Keeling, Executive Vice President and CEO of the National Potato Council (NPC), on the release o
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January 24, 2012
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BASF STOPS DEVELOPMENT OF GM POTATOES

BASF announced last week that it is concentrating its plant biotechnology activities on the main markets in North and South America. The company will
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January 23, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

Bobcat S750 Skid-Steer Loader

Bobcat's new S750 skid-steer loader joins the Bobcat M-Series loader line, which includes the S630, S650, S770 and S850 skid-steer loaders, and the T6
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January 23, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

KIOTI RX6010C

The telescoping Category II three-point hitch of the RX6010C provides 3,710 pounds of lifting power, 24 inches aft of hitch.
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January 23, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
William H. Bohl and Paul E. Patterson

Penny Pinching in the Field

I recently noticed a 15-cents-per-gallon difference in the price of gasoline at two locations 25 miles apart.
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January 23, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
Meredith Myers

Potato Entertainment

If you had 40 hours in New York City to promote potatoes, what would you do?
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January 23, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
Lee Frankel

The Virtuous Circle: The benefits of having a good crop rotation

Potato growers are familiar with the virtuous circle that comes from having a good crop rotation. The benefits include increased soil fertility, reduc
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January 23, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
Frank Muir

We Grow `Em Big Here: The Great Big Idaho Potato is coming to town

Yes, the rumors are true-we grow them big in Idaho!
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January 23, 2012
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LIGHTSQUARED PLAN WOULD DISRUPT GPS

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Tests show that even the modified plans of the company LightSquared to start up a national high-speed wireless broadband network woul
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January 23, 2012
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NEW POLL QUESTION ONLINE NOW!

We've posted a new poll question on our website about zebra chip disease! It's on the right-hand side of the homepage, below the Potato Industry and E
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January 21, 2012
Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Irrigation, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes
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DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR CSP

LYONS, Neb.-USDA's National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced that the deadline for producer applications for the Conservation
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January 21, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Irrigation, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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WA-OR POTATO CONFERENCE KEYNOTE FOCUSES ON NUTRITION

The nutritional value of potatoes will take center stage during the upcoming Washington-Oregon Potato Conference.
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January 20, 2012
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FSMA ONE-YEAR PROGRESS REPORT

Since President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) on January 4, 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has made significant
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January 19, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

McCormick X10 Series

McCormick USA's new and innovative lineup of the X10 Series compact and utility tractors, ranging from 22- to 91-hp, is designed to meet a wide variet
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January 19, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

New Holland T7 Series

The new T7 Series has unrivaled comfort, power, efficiency and precision.
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January 19, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

A New Natural Ally: Bio S.I. formula rebuilds, renews and restores soil

With the rising costs of fertilizers, chemicals and water, and the public's growing preference for natural agricultural methods, soil inoculants are b
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January 19, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

Amending the Soil: Alexin Ag introduces Myconate

Alexin Ag, a newly formed company with a dedicated focus on the horticulture and specialty markets, recently introduced Myconate for use on potatoes.
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January 19, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

ase IH Magnum 370 CVT

Case IH will expand the Magnum Series to include a new Magnum 370 CVT model, representing the highest horsepower mechanical front drive (MFD) tractor
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January 19, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

Challenger MT 500D Series

Challenger's all-new MT500D Series High Horsepower is made up of four entirely redesigned models, ranging from 170 to 225 engine hp (140-180 PTO HP),
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January 19, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
Ann Perry

Flat Vs. Ridged: A new arrangement for growers

When Idaho growers started making the state famous for its potatoes, they seeded their crops in ridged rows and watered the plants by channeling surfa
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January 19, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

IA Attendance Up!: 2011 Irrigation Show attracts thousands

In early November, 5,300 attendees and 304 exhibitors filled 200,000-square-feet of exhibition space inside the San Diego Convention Center at the 201
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January 19, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

John Deere 7R Series

The 7R Series combines the versatility of a utility tractor with the power of a row-crop tractor.
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January 19, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

Massey Ferguson 7600 Series

The Massey Ferguson 7600 Series High-Horsepower Row Crop Tractors are versatile, hardworking and combine technology with exceptional comfort features.
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January 19, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

Saving Our Backs: New row crop and compact tractors for 2012

What would potato growers do without mighty row crop tractors?
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January 19, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

Seed Potato Research in Idaho Falls: First in a University of Idaho Potato Research Series

University of Idaho Extension Seed Potato Specialist Dr. Phillip Nolte and his team of four technical support staff operate several potato research an
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January 19, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

Tri-State Gold: PVMI releases two new varieties

The Potato Variety Management Institute, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation launched by the state potato commissions of Washington, Oregon and Idaho in
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January 19, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

2011 Certified Seed Updates

The 2011 season has been interesting and challenging for Idaho Certified Seed growers.
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January 19, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
Roy Navarre, Mike Thornton, Louise-Marie Dandurand

PCN Update: Strategies pursued by USDA-ARS

Recent Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN) developments are worrisome for the U.S. potato industry.
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January 19, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum

Total Eclipse

Bayer CropScience announced in October the results of new research related to the efficacy of its Luna series of fungicides, expected to be available
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January 19, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

U SPB Q3 2011 Nielsen Scantrack segment report

The following summaries are the Nielsen Scantrack segment reports for Supermarkets ONLY for Q3 (July-Sept) 2011 Fresh UPC products, Chips, Dehy, Froze
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January 19, 2012
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HOW LATE BLIGHT TAKES HOLD

Late blight is an economically devastating disease for potato growers worldwide, causing tens of billions of dollars worth of damage each year. Phytop
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January 18, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Insecticide, Seed Potatoes
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ZEBRA CHIP NEARLY DESTROYS U.S. BUSINESS

Zebra chip disease nearly destroyed a large U.S. potato growing business, its owner and chief executive told the Cambridge University Potato Growers R
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January 17, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

ACT Metal Detectable Cable Ties

A new line of metal detectable cable ties that help manufacturers comply with the FDA's HACCP standards and EU regulations by preventing contamination
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January 17, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

Alliance Tire Flotation Radial

Alliance Tire Americas introduces the FloTruck 382, a new, all-steel radial flotation tire rated for 6,610 pounds at 62 mph (3,000 kg at 100 km/h) and
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January 17, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

Carhartt Rental Active Jacket

CINCINNATI-Cintas Corporation, North America's largest uniform supplier, has added a popular Carhartt Jacket to its Carhartt Rental Workwear line.
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January 17, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
David Fairbourn

Inside the USPB Long Range Plan!: Celebrating U.S. Fries

When U.S. President Thomas Jefferson first served "Potatoes fried in the French manner" at an 1802 White House dinner, how likely was it dignitaries a
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January 17, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

Masitek Smart Spud

The Smart Spud is a real-time wireless sensor for monitoring impact and vibration in post-harvest applications.
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January 17, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

Quatro Footwear

CONEWANGO, N.Y.-New Zealand's Skellerup Industries announces that its full line of Quatro Footwear is now available to farming, agricultural and indus
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January 17, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum

Seed Grower of the Year: Dirk Parkinson of St. Anthony, Idaho

On a cold, gloomy, overcast November morning in the area east of St. Anthony, Idaho, known as Hog Hollow, Dirk Parkinson's sons were taking bets on wh
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January 17, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

Sumitomo Chemical to Acquire Ethaboxam

Sumitomo Chemical Company Ltd. (SCC) has agreed with LG Life Sciences Ltd. (LGLS) of South Korea to acquire their ethaboxam fungicide business.
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January 17, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

Sweet Equipment: Agritech Corp. doing well with manufacturing

Over a hundred years after the Fremont County Sugar Company-later part of the Utah-Idaho Sugar Company-laid the cornerstone for a refinery in the city
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January 17, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

TBEI Names Tom Barna New National Sales Support Manager

MANKATO, Minn.-TBEI named Tom D. Barna as their new National Sales Support Manager and is assigned to their corporate office located in Lake Crystal,
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January 17, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

Andrew Gustafs on Joins Tessenderlo Kerley

PHOENIX, Ariz.-Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. (TKI) announced that Andrew Gustafson has joined TKI's Specialty Group as an area manager in the Pacific North
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January 17, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

Andrew Ross Joins ConAgra Foods as Exec VP

OMAHA, Neb.-ConAgra Foods, Inc., announced that Andrew George Ross joined the company on November 15 as executive vice president and chief strategy of
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January 17, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

EPA Re-Approves PCNB

American Vanguard Corporation announced that the U.S. EPA has approved certain registrations for the Company's pentachloronitrobenzene (PCNB) product
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January 17, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

Hired Workers Down, Wage Rates Up

There were 1,186,000 hired workers on the nation's farms and ranches during the week of July 10-16-down 5 percent from a year ago.
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January 17, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue

J.R. Simplot Plans to Build State-of-the-Art Processing Plant

BOISE, Idaho-The J.R. Simplot Company plans to build a state-of-the-art potato processing plant in Caldwell, Idaho, with site preparation anticipated
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January 17, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

Mosaic Has an App for Nutrient Removal Data

PLYMOUTH, Minn.-The Mosaic Company recently launched the Nutrient Removal App as part of its on-going commitment to provide next-generation growers an
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January 17, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue

U SPB Releases Revised Potato Nutrition Handbook

New science about potatoes and their role in human health and nutrition is of great interest and use to the USPB, as well as the entire potato industr
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January 17, 2012| Published in the January 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum

USDA Turns 150

Abraham Lincoln wasn't just the president who freed the slaves and kept our nation from dividing, although those were obviously his greatest accomplis
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January 17, 2012
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ID AG CASH RECEIPTS POST RECORD YEAR IN 2011

MOSCOW, Idaho-Idaho's growers and ranchers posted a record year in 2011, with a projected $7.4 billion in cash receipts, up 29 percent from the previo
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January 16, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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ID POTATO TRUCK TO BE ON DISPLAY AT ID POTATO CONFERENCE

POCATELLO, Idaho-The Great Big Idaho Potato Truck made its debut at the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in December and Idaho residents couldn't get enough o
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January 16, 2012
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NEW FOCUS ON POTATO: BACTERIAL RING ROT

ST. PAUL, Minn.-Bacterial ring rot is one of the most feared diseases of potato because of the devastating losses it can cause. The latest Focus on Po
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January 14, 2012
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MAINE'S STEVE CRANE TO SERVE AS NPC 2012 PRES

WASHINGTON, D.C.-At the National Potato Council's (NPC) 2012 Annual Meeting, held January 6-7, 2012, in Orlando, Fla., Steve Crane of Exeter, Maine, w
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January 13, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes
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NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED FOR PVY

The USDA, in cooperation with three major universities, recently launched a website to disseminate information related to Potato Virus Y. This informa
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January 13, 2012
Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

The Sweetpotato and Potato Breeding and Genetics Program and the USDA-ARS Food Science Research Unit at NC State University are seeking a postdoctoral
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January 12, 2012
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MINN GROWER RECOGNIZED FOR 2011 LEADERSHIP

A Minnesota seed potato grower and immediate past president of the National Potato Council was recognized Saturday for his strong leadership during 20
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January 12, 2012
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NATIONAL POTATO COUNCIL UNVEILS NEW LOGO

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The National Potato Council (NPC) retained a firm connection to its roots while modernizing a new logo that was revealed at POTATO EX
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January 11, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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PGI TO HOLD AUCTION / HONOR GROWERS

BLACKFOOT, Idaho-The Potato Growers of Idaho (PGI) annual Grower of the Year awards and fund-raising auction will take place Jan. 18 at the Red Lion H
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January 11, 2012
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USPB UNVEILS SMARTPHONE APP

ORLANDO, Fla.-The U.S. Potato Board unveiled a free app for smartphones at the Potato Expo in Orlando, Fla., last week. The app is designed to keep po
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January 10, 2012
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"FROM THE FIELD TO FINANCIALS" SEMINAR IN ID

Cooper Norman Certified Public Accountants and Lookout Ridge announce "From the Field to Financials" seminar, a half-day seminar to take place in thre
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January 10, 2012
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RECORD-BREAKING ATTENDANCE AT POTATO EXPO 2012

ORLANDO, Fla.-More than 1,500 potato growers and industry leaders from across the United States and a dozen countries turned out for POTATO EXPO 2012,
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January 09, 2012
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CAMBRIDGE WORKING ON POTATO APP

Cambridge University Farm is working on a smartphone app to measure ground cover in potato crops.
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January 07, 2012
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NEW SIMPLOT PLANT COULD CUT POLLUTANTS

NAMPA-The new JR Simplot potato processing plant in Caldwell could emit less pollution than the facility it will replace, according to an air quality
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January 06, 2012
Irrigation
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VALLEY ANNOUNCES TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM

VALLEY, Neb.-Valley Irrigation, the leader in precision irrigation, announced the addition of the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) to its contro
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January 05, 2012
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BAYER INTRODUCES GOOD GROWING LINK

ORLANDO, Fla.-Bayer CropScience announced today at the National Potato Expo (NPE) in Orlando, Fla., the launch of Good Growing Link, a web-based track
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January 04, 2012
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NEW WEBSITE FOR PVY LAUNCHED

A new website has been established that focuses on potato virus Y (PVY), found at www.potatovirus.com.
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January 03, 2012
Insecticide
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NPDES PESTICIDE GENERAL PERMIT UPDATE

The EPA is still in the 120-day phase-in (through February 2012) of its Clean Water Act permit for pesticide applications, in order to ease compliance
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