March 30, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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USPB ELECTS NEW LEADERSHIP

The United States Potato Board (USPB) grower membership elected new leadership during its Annual Meeting held in Colorado Springs, CO, March 15-16. Th
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March 29, 2012
Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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WHITE HOUSE GARDEN PLANTS FIVE POTATO VARIETIES

School children joined First Lady in planting healthy, nutrient-rich potatoes. First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed children from five schools across
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March 27, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Insecticide, Seed Potatoes
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POTATO EXPERTS EVALUATE NEMATODE GROWTH

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho-Idaho potatoes are still at the discussion table five years after a rare parasite outbreak threatened crops in Bonneville and Bingh
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March 26, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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ID INCREASING SPECIALTY MARKET SHARE

Frank Muir, president and chief executive officer of the Eagle-based Idaho Potato Commission, said Idaho is increasing its market share on specialty p
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March 23, 2012
Herbicide, Insecticide, Fungicide
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ISDA PESTICIDE DISPOSAL

The Idaho State Department of Ag is conducting their unusable pesticide disposal program for SW Idaho, the last week of March.
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March 23, 2012
Irrigation
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NELSON IRRIGATION LAUNCHES NELSONIRRIGATION.COM

WALLA WALLA, Wash.-After several years of research and development, Nelson Irrigation announces its new website is complete and available for viewing
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March 22, 2012
Potato Harvesting, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes
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PVY RATES UP IN WINTER SEED TEST

Potato virus Y rates in Idaho seed rebounded in 2011 following a sharp decline during the previous year, according to test results from the state's an
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March 21, 2012
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KOREA-U.S. FREE TRADE PACK EXPANDS ACCESS FOR U.S. POTATOES

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The following statement is from John Keeling, Executive Vice President and CEO of the National Potato Council (NPC), on the March 15
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March 20, 2012
Insecticide
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NEW FOCUS ON POTATO: INSECTICIDE RESISTANCE MANAGEMENT

ST. PAUL, Minn.-Insecticide resistance management is not always on the minds of potato growers when faced with menacing crop pests, but straying from
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March 20, 2012
Insecticide
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POTATO PSYLLID RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 2012

With the detection of Zebra Chip in 2011, many people have questions about managing potato psyllids and Zebra Chip in 2012. On the Pacific Northwest &
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March 19, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Irrigation, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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WSU COOK FARM NAMED TO USDA LONG-TERM NETWORK

PULLMAN, Wash.-Washington State University's R. J. Cook Agronomy Farm in Pullman has been named one of just 10 long-term agroecosystem research sites
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March 16, 2012
Insecticide
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NO PCN FOUND IN CANADA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has completed all potato cyst nematode (PCN) soil sampling and testing for the 2011 seed potato crop, and P
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March 15, 2012
Seed Potatoes
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ID FRESH PACKERS PARTNER W/ FINGERLING FARM

Recent growth at Southwind Farms in Heyburn, Idaho, should make it the nation's second largest supplier of fingerling potatoes this season. Nonetheles
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March 14, 2012
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ZEBRA CHIP IMPACT ON 2012 CROP HARD TO PREDICT

Too much remains unknown about zebra chip disease to accurately predict if it will damage potatoes in Idaho, Oregon and Washington again this season,
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March 13, 2012
Irrigation, Fertilizer, Insecticide
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MCDONALD'S ANNOUNCES SUSTAINABLE WINNERS

OAK BROOK, Ill.-McDonald's announces its 2012 Best of Sustainable Supply Chain winners by highlighting 51 stories of supply chain partners address cha
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March 13, 2012
Fungicide
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UK CROP AT RISK FROM AGGRESSIVE NEW DISEASE

An aggressive strain of disease is a major threat to the country's potato industry, a leading researcher has warned.
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March 12, 2012
Potato Equipment
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DEERE EXPANDING CAPACITY FOR LARGE TRACTORS

MOLINE, Ill.-Deere & Company said today it will invest $70 million to expand the manufacturing capacity in its Waterloo, Iowa, operations, where the c
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March 12, 2012
Potato Equipment
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SPUDNIK REDESIGNS WEBSITE

Spudnik Equipment Company LLC, headquartered in Blackfoot, Idaho, announces that the company has redesigned their website. It is currently online, at
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March 10, 2012
Seed Potatoes
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TASTE TRUMPS BEAUTY AT POTATO TESTS

ABERDEEN, Idaho-With champagne- and rose-colored skin and yellow flesh, the specialty spud had the appearance of a winner. But would it pass the taste
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March 09, 2012
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GROWERS REJECT PROPOSED POTATO DEAL

Idaho potato growers have rejected processors' contract offers, convinced they were insufficient to cover rising input costs and prevention of the eme
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March 08, 2012
Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Irrigation, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes
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NY GROWER TO TESTIFY AT FARM BILL HEARING FRI

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Ralph Child, owner of Childstock Farms in Malone, N.Y., will highlight the priorities of specialty crop producers during a 2012 Farm
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March 08, 2012
Seed Potatoes
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USDA LOOKS TO SPEED UP GM CROP APPROVAL PROCESS

Seed companies including Monsanto Co. (MON), the world's largest, will get speedier regulatory reviews of their genetically modified crops under forth
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March 07, 2012
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AMERICAN FARMER AIRS SPUDNIK SPOTLIGHT ON DISCOVERY CHANNEL

Spudnik announces the show American Farmer will be featuring Spudnik in an upcoming episode airing on the Discovery Channel.
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March 06, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue

WEMCO Self-Propelled Potato Harvester

Washington Equipment Manufacturing Company, located in Spokane, Wash., introduces its exclusive Self-Propelled Potato Harvester (SPH), a product that
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March 06, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue

Eurodrip USA Olson Vacleen Filter

Eurodrip USA introduces the Olson Vacleen Filter, exclusive to Eurodrip USA.
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March 06, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue

Hemisphere GPS Announes Partnership with AgSync

Hemisphere GPS and AgSync, Inc. announced their partnership and release of HQ Sync-a seamless bridge between Hemisphere GPS' HQ real-time web-based as
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March 06, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue

John Deere 2600 Series Tillage Tools

For the 2012 tillage season, John Deere offers three new 2600 Series Disks and one new vertical tillage tool designed to provide everything from more
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March 06, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue

John Deere Marks 175th Anniversary

In 2012, Deere & Company marks the 175th anniversary of its existence, which began when company founder John Deere successfully manufactured and marke
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March 06, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue

John Deere Welderator

The John Deere Welderator features an industrial Subaru overhead cam/overhead valve, 404cc engine with electric start on a powder-coated ASME-coded 30
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March 06, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue

Nelson Irrigation Navy Plate

Nelson Irrigation Corporation, a world leader in center pivot sprinkler technology, offers a significant improvement for low pressure "up-top" mountin
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March 06, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue

T and D's Current Readings Monitor

T and D announces the release of "Current Readings Monitor," their newly designed software for the viewing of Current Readings data that has been reco
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March 06, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue

Crysteel Announces New Website

Dump body and hoist manufacturer Crysteel recently launched a new interactive website.
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March 06, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue

Idaho Ag Cash Receipts Post Record Year

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 previous year, accor
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March 06, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

Is It Always Cold in Florida?

If I didn't know better, I'd say Florida really isn't warm-it's just a very clever and effective attempt for the Sunshine State leaders to attract tou
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March 06, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue

Lindsay Announces Integration of FieldNET

Lindsay Corporation, manufacturer of Zimmatic by Lindsay irrigation systems, announces the integration of its FieldNET wireless irrigation management
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March 06, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue

Sylvan Seely Named IIEA Person of the Year

Sylvan Seely, founder of Gem State Irrigation now operating as Golden West Irrigation in southeastern Idaho, has been selected as the Idaho Irrigation
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March 06, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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NEW LEADERS TRAINED AT 2012 PILI

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Eighteen potato growers and industry representatives from across the country joined together to form the 2012 class of the Potato Ind
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March 05, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue
Story and Photos by Tyler J. Baum

Potato Expo 2012

Potato Expo 2012 represents "who's who" of the North American potato industry, and included 20 breakout sessions featuring experts from the potato
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March 05, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue
Frank Muir, IPC President and CEO

Global Expansion: Worldwide demand grows for Idaho Potatoes

From Houston to Hong Kong and Honduras, the world-famous Idaho potato is now available to millions of consumers around the globe, thanks to the Idaho
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March 05, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue

Potato Growers Select 2012 NPC Leadership

At the National Potato Council's (NPC) 2012 Annual Meeting, held Jan. 6-7 in Orlando, Fla., Steve Crane of Exeter, Maine, was elected to serve as NPC'
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March 05, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue
Phillip Nolte, UI seed potato pathologist

Potato Virus Y Update: The most important virus disease of potato

Over the last several years, readers of this column have seen quite a number of publications, by myself and others, on the subject of potato virus Y (
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March 05, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue
David Fraser, Vice President, Industry Communicati

There's an App For This!: Keeping you connected to your USPB

iPhones, iPads, Androids, Blackberries, etc. For many in the potato industry, these technological wonders help us do our jobs more efficiently, thereb
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March 05, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue
Jerry Wright, President & CEO, United Potato Growe

Where, When and to Whom: 2012 potato acreage and production outlook

For the upcoming 2012 crop, United Potato Growers of America has chosen to not promote specific planting guidelines for its members.
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March 05, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue

Double L: 9500 Series Planter

The 9500 series planters by Double L have seen a refresh in design for 2011.
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March 05, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue

Harriston Industries: Cup Potato Planter

The Harriston Cup Potato Planter is built from the ground up with the grower's needs in mind. The machine was designed, proven and is built in North A
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March 05, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue

JH Biotech BIOMIN

BIOMIN is the product of a natural process-with the aid of advanced technologies.
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March 05, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue

Land View Fertilizer Carbond P

Land View, Inc., has developed "Carbond" technology, a product blended with various nutrient packs in a special manufacturing process.
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March 05, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue

Lockwood: Air Cup Planters

Lockwood proudly manufactures Air Cup Planters that can be built in four-, six- or eight-row models. These Air Cup Planters are reliable and fast.
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March 05, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue

Maz-Zee S.A. International Pena-Tron Soil Conditioner

With over 30 interactive components, Pena-Tron Soil Conditioner reduces clods and water use.
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March 05, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

Spudnik: Bed Planters

Over the past 10 years, Spudnik has been providing the industry with planters that have become known for their consistent and accurate seed placement.
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March 05, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue
John Keeling, Executive VP and CEO

The True Relationship: The potato industry showcases its environmental stewardship

Those outside of the farming world may not understand the true relationship between the agriculture industry and its natural resources, or consider ho
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March 05, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue

United Fresh Welcomes New Communications Manager

United Fresh Produce Association welcomes Shelby Rajkovich as United's new communications manager.
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March 05, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue

Alexin Ag Myconate

Myconate is a soil amendment containing the biologically active isoflavone formononetin, a naturally occurring signaling compound that stimulates the
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March 05, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue

DDQ Micronutrients Wolf Trax

DDP Micronutrients represent a significant innovation in micronutrient technology with benefits to producers.
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March 05, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue

Nutri-Cal's Nutri-K

Nutri-K liquid potassium is a special formulation of highly soluble potassium, carboxylic acids and carbohydrates.
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March 05, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue

Simplot Avail

Developed in SFP laboratories, Avail has become known as "the most important fertilizer advancement in 30 years."
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March 05, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue

Simplot NutriSphere-N

Simplot's NutriSphere-N works for you in three exclusive and important ways.
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March 05, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue

Tiger-Sul Micronutrients

With Tiger fertilizers, you get improved micronutrient distribution, plus the benefits of Tiger sulphur all in one fertilizer granule.
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March 05, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue
Story by David Fairbourn

A Cohesive Team Effort: Monty Smith of Blanca, Colo

Monty Smith is completing his fifth year on the United States Potato Board, and second year as a co-chairman of the International Marketing Committee-
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March 05, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue

Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizer's MicroLink

Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizer's MicroLink products can be economically added to your fertilizer program to prevent yield-robbing deficiencies.
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March 05, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue

Great Salt Lake Minerals' Sulfate of Potash

Great Salt Lake Minerals' sulfate of potash (SOP) is a more efficient source of the nutrients that help you optimize your potato crop.
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March 05, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue

Palisade Russet: Tri-State releases new variety

Palisade Russet is a new processing variety released by the USDA-ARS and University of Idaho potato breeding program in Aberdeen, Idaho, in collaborat
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March 05, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue

Potato Pathology at Aberdeen: A continuing UI Potato Research Series

University of Idaho Potato Pathologist Dr. Phillip Wharton and his team operate a research program at the Aberdeen Research & Extension Center that fo
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March 05, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue
Story and photos Tyler J. Baum

A Touching Solution: Spudnik introduces the Spudnik CCI 200 Touch Screen

Planting and harvesting are the essential bookends to a successful season. While GPS technology has been vital to streamlining these tasks, Spudnik ha
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March 05, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue

Contributing to the Future: Washington Student awarded Syngenta potato scholarship

Continuing its investment in the future of agriculture, Syngenta recognizes Stephanie George, a senior at East Valley High School, Moxee, Wash., as th
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March 05, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue
Story and photos Tyler J. Baum

Off to a Better Start: Ag Concet's Focus is Improving the Soil

Growers and fertilizer companies do a fabulous job nourishing their crops during the growing season, but one Idaho-based company is honing its focus o
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March 05, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue
Photos by Tyler J. Baum and Steve Smede

Staying Ahead: 2012 UI Potato Conference and Ag Expo

Amid very odd winter patterns, growers and industry leaders gathered in Pocatello, Idaho, for the 44th annual University of Idaho Potato Conference an
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March 05, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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Q4 2011 NIELSEN SCANTRACK NOW AVAILABLE

The USPB is pleased to make available for the U.S. potato industry's use the Nielsen Scantrack segment reports for Supermarkets ONLY for Q4 (Oct - Dec
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March 02, 2012
Potato Equipment
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INSORT'S IN-LINE SUGAR-END DETECTOR AWARDED SILVER MEDAL

The Austrian company Insort GmbH will receive a silver medal at this year's Anuga FoodTec(International FoodTec Award 2012) for its development of the
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March 01, 2012
Seed Potatoes
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CLEAN START FROM REPATRIATED IN-VITRO SEEDLINGS

Traditional potato-growing practices in the Andes that once provided in situ conservation of the vast diversity of native varieties have been waning o
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