May 31, 2012
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HOUSE AG COMMITTEE URGED TO CONSIDER SPECIALTY CROPS IN FARM BILL

WASHINGTON, D.C.-On May 25, 83 members of Congress representing key specialty crop interests sent a message to House agriculture leadership about the
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May 30, 2012
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WHEAT, POTATOES TEAM UP IN WASH.

Washington state's wheat and potato growers are working together to tell agriculture's story.
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May 29, 2012
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POTATO PROGRESS REPORT ON PSYLLID CONTROL

The most recent Potato Progress report has been released by the Research & Extension for the Potato Industry of Idaho, Oregon, & Washington.
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May 28, 2012
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WSSA: TRACKING WEEDS EASIER W/ SMARTPHONE APPS

LAWRENCE, Kansas-Online databases and new smartphone applications are making it easier than ever to track and map infestations of invasive weeds, the
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May 25, 2012
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PHC TO CONDUCT RESEARCH ON HARPIN PROTEIN

Plant Health Care, a leading provider of naturally derived products to the global agriculture markets, announces that it has signed a research agreeme
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May 25, 2012
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USPB JOINS PINTEREST

The USPB has joined the Pinterest movement, the latest social media channel which is growing like wildfire with more than 1 billion page views per mon
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May 24, 2012
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IPC TO COVER SURVEY FUNDING SHORTFALL

EAGLE, Idaho-The Idaho Potato Commission has agreed to find a way to cover a $94,000 state shortfall in funding for an important pest survey that is n
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May 23, 2012
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COLO GROWERS WANT MORE CROP ACCESS IN MEXICO

As the nation's number two domestic shipper of potatoes, Colorado potato growers want more of their crop sold in Mexico. In March, Colorado Gov. John
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May 22, 2012
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PROCESSORS REJECTING POTATOES W/ LUNA FUNGICIDE FOR NOW

AMERICAN FALLS, Idaho-J.R. Simplot, Co., and Lamb Weston have told potato growers in Idaho and the Columbia Basin that they won't accept potatoes trea
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May 22, 2012
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SIPCO DEVELOPS ANALYZING SOFTWARE

ABERDEEN, Idaho-Nic Behrend will know instantly if too many of his potatoes prove to be green, bruised, undersized or damaged by dry rot during inspec
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May 21, 2012
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RESEARCHERS TEACH GROWERS TO IDENTIFY POTATO PSYLLID

PARMA, Idaho-University of Idaho and potato industry researchers are helping growers learn to identify the tiny potato psyllid in an effort to control
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May 18, 2012
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BAYER OBTAINS APPROVAL FOR EVERGOL

Bayer CropScience has been granted the first regulatory approval worldwide for its new fungicidal seed treatment solution EverGol (which contains the
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May 17, 2012
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HBO DOC DRAWS IRE FROM INDUSTRY

National potato industry leaders have taken exception with the four-part HBO documentary "The Weight of the Nation" because of data it includes descri
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May 16, 2012
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MALHEUR CO. VOTERS OPT TO SUPPORT RESEARCH STATION

ONTARIO, Ore.-Malheur County growers expressed relief over the passage of a ballot measure May 15 that will help ensure the future of Oregon State Uni
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May 16, 2012
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WHICH FUNGICIDES ARE MOST EFFICIENT TO CONTROL LATE BLIGHT?

New fungicides to control late blight will enter the market in future. Each fungicide has its own mode of action and efficacies and therefore has spec
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May 15, 2012
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CPB ALERT FOR PNW

A new potato alert was posted to PNWPestAlert.net. The following information was provided by Dr. Mike Thornton, Potato Specialist at the UI Parma R an
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May 15, 2012
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IPC CLARIFIES PCN FINDINGS

A highly cited recent article in the Idaho Falls-based Post Register stated that there were new detections of Potato Cyst Nematodes in Idaho.
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May 14, 2012
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NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2013 USPB BOARD MEMBERS

DENVER-The United States Potato Board (USPB) announces nominations are now open for new Board Members for the 2013-2016 term. Twelve members will be e
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May 11, 2012
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RESEARCHERS BARCODE CPB FOR TRACKING & CONTROL

Barcodes may bring to mind the sales tags and scanners found in supermarkets and other stores. But USDA scientists are using "DNA barcodes" to monitor
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May 10, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Jerry Wright, President & CEO, United Potato Growe

Back to the Future: Maximizing on emerging information technology

Dick Tracy was a famous comic book character-a detective. On his wrist, he wore what looked like a wristwatch.
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May 10, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

BioSafe Systems Herbicide

BioSafe Systems introduces AXXE Broad Spectrum Herbicide. AXXE is formulated as an herbicidal soap-utilizing ammonium nonanoate.
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May 10, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

Brandt Herbicide

When using herbicides, Brandt Smart Trio is a proprietary crop nutrient technology designed to boost plant health, correct zinc, manganese and boron d
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May 10, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

NovaSource Herbicide

Linex 4L is a urea herbicide that provides a different mode of action versus ALS inhibitor herbicides and a different behavior mechanism versus triazi
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May 10, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Frank Muir, IPC President and CEO. Photo by Tyler

On the Road!: The Great Big Idaho Potato Truck Tour is underway!

After much fanfare and anticipation, the Idaho Potato Commission's (IPC) Great Big Idaho Potato Truck Tour is well underway!
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May 10, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
William H. Bohl, UI Bingham County Extension Educa

Seed Size, Spacing and Weight: A topic that hasn't received a lot of attention

It's well known that within the range of seed-piece sizes and spacings normally used by growers, planting larger seed pieces at the same in-row spacin
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May 10, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Don Ladhoff, USPB Retail Marketing Consultant

Why Merchandising is Critical: Best practices in fresh potato merchandising

As part of our ongoing Training Tuesday series, the United States Potato Board recently conducted a webinar for the potato industry on the topic of me
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May 10, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

BASF Herbicide

Prowl H2O herbicide is suited for growers looking for long-lasting, broad-spectrum residual weed control. Outlook herbicide provides powerful, consist
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May 10, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

DuPont Herbicide

Matrix SG can be used with confidence on just about all potato varieties. Growers who use a recommended Matrix SG herbicide program can reduce the amo
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May 10, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

FMC Corporation Herbicide

Aim EC herbicide, from FMC Corporation, is a standard for complete vine desiccation, providing excellent leaf and stem kill at optimal speed.
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May 10, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

MANA

Glory herbicide is a pre- and post-emergence metribuzin herbicide that controls a wide spectrum of both grass and broadleaf weeds on a variety of crop
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May 10, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

Syngenta Crop Protection Herbicide

Syngenta's herbicides
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May 10, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue

Valent Herbicide

Chateau Herbicide offers residual protection against tough weeds in potatoes, including lambsquarters, pigweeds and annual nightshades, both eastern a
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May 10, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

BASF

Regent insecticide offers superior seed safety and excellent protection from the most troublesome pests. At the heart of Regent is the active ingredie
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May 10, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

BioSafe Systems

AzaGuard is a 3 percent Azadirachtion-formulated Insect Growth Regulator (IGR), offering broad-spectrum insecticidal control on 300-plus insect specie
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May 10, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

Chemtura AgroSolutions

Rimon is a broad-spectrum insect growth regulator that provides excellent pest control on a wide variety of worms, beetles and other immature pests in
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May 10, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

DuPont

Potato growers looking to produce consistent volumes of marketable potatoes can count on DuPont to help optimize yield and quality through reliable, c
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May 10, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

Gowan

Scorpion 35SL is a broad-spectrum insecticide for use in potatoes.
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May 10, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

Valent

Valent's Insecticides
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May 10, 2012
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PTI DRIVES CHANGE FOR STANDARDIZED RPC LABELING

Three large retailers-Kroger, Loblaw and Safeway-have agreed to accept a new standard 4-in x 2-in label for Returnable Plastic Containers (RPCs) follo
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May 09, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

Syngenta Crop Protection

Syngenta's insecticides
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May 09, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

AMVAC

20G systemic soil insecticide and Mocap insecticide/nematicide deliver "tried and true"_ pest control for top-quality potatoes.
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May 09, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

BioWorks

Spray Oil Emulsion Insecticide, Miticide, Fungicide from BioWorks suffocates and kills eggs, larvae, nymphs and adult soft-bodied insects and mites.
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May 09, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue

FMC Corporation

FMC Corp.'s Insecticides
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May 09, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
University of Idaho Potato Team

Tetonia: A Vital Resource for Breeding: A continuing UI Potato Research Series

With a view of the majestic Grand Tetons in the background, the University of Idaho Tetonia Research and Extension Center surely enjoys one of the mos
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May 09, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue

Alexin Ag, Names New Regional Sales Manager

Alexin Ag announces that Shawn Hocking has joined the company as Regional Sales Manager.
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May 09, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue

Atom-Jet Hiller Tines

The Atom-Jet research and development team has been developing power hiller tines over the past two years as a result of grower interest in hiller tin
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May 09, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue

Bestway Retriever Transport Hitch

Bestway Inc., a leading specialty agricultural equipment manufacturer, announces the addition of a new model to the rapidly growing Retriever Transpor
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May 09, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue

Case IH Pioneer Work Boot

ust like Case IH tractors, combines, sprayers and crop production tools, you can find advanced technology in the latest offering from Case IH-the Pion
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May 09, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue

Liphatech Rozol Vole Bait

Rozol Vole Bait, packed in 50-pound bags, is designed to control vole populations under demanding weather conditions.
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May 09, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Story and Photos by Tyler J. Baum

Playing Offense: USBP Turning Focus to Net Positives at Annual Meeting

This year, the potato industry is on offense-and they're marching down the field.
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May 09, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue

tna robag

Innovative enhancements to the renowned tna robag 3ci bagger have produced the tna robag 3ci-with its high-performance system, the bagger provides up
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May 09, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue

Zonar GPS Tracking

Zonar, provider of electronic fleet inspection, tracking and operations systems, announced the availability of a new patent-pending technology that ad
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May 09, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue

2011 BASF Field Trials Available

With the results of field trials from the 2011 season now available, three years of research show Priaxor fungicide provided effective disease control
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May 09, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue

Nelson Irrigation Launches Nelsonirrigation.com

After several years of research and development, Nelson Irrigation announces its new website is complete and available for viewing world-wide.
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May 09, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue

Potato Grower Reader Survey Online

Potato Grower magazine has posted a new reader survey online!
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May 09, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue

Agro Culture Announces New Headquarters

Agro Culture Liquid Fertilizers, a leading manufacturer and distributor of liquid fertilizer products across the United States, broke ground on a new
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May 09, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue

Arysta LifeSciences Hires New Global Marketing Manager

Arysta LifeScience announces Arturo Redes has joined the company as global marketing manager of fungicides and insecticides.
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May 09, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue

Great Plains Unveils New Conference Center

Great Plains Manufacturing, in Salina, Kan., recently unveiled its new 15,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art conference center when it played host to o
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May 09, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue

McDonald's Announces 2012 Best of Sustainable Supply

McDonald's announces its 2012 Best of Sustainable Supply Chain winners by highlighting 51 stories of supply chain partners addressing challenges to he
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May 09, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

Potatoes are Behind

At times, it appears to be a very hostile environment in America for growing food. While there are countries in the world with people who experience t
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May 09, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue

Rabobank opens Idaho Falls office

Rabobank AgriFinance opened an eastern Idaho office in Idaho Falls February 17
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May 09, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue

Space Age Agronomy on Show at World Potato Congress

Space-age agronomy on show at the World Potato Congress, satellite technology developed during the Cold War, is set to deliver state-of-the-art crop m
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May 09, 2012
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POTATO STOCKS UP 4 PERCENT FROM APRIL 2011

The 13 major potato states held 116 million cwt of potatoes in storage April 1, 2012, up 4 percent from a year ago.
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May 08, 2012
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STUDY: POTATO CONSUMPTION NOT ASSOCIATED W/ OBESITY

Preliminary Research presented at The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Conference in San Diego demonstrates that habi
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May 07, 2012
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WSSA ENDORSES STRATEGIES TO REDUCE HERBICIDE RESISTANCE

LAWRENCE, Kan.-Last week, the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced that its Board has endorsed a series of best management practices desig
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May 04, 2012
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WATER SPECIALIST TO SPEAK AT WORLD POTATO CONGRESS

Dr Colin Chartres, director-general of International Water Management Institute, based in Colombo, Sri Lanka, is to speak at World Potato Congress 201
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May 03, 2012
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PEI INSTITUTE EXPANDS FOR DISEASE TESTING

The P.E.I. Potato Quality Institute has expanded their facility to offer local potato growers more efficient disease testing, thanks to investments ma
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May 02, 2012
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LATEST FOCUS ON POTATO: INTERNAL HEAT NECROSIS

Internal Heat Necrosis, or IHN, has many aliases. They include internal brown spot, physiological internal necrosis, internal browning, internal brown
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May 02, 2012
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NPPGA: 2012 COULD BE CHALLENGING YEAR

It looks like 2012 will be a very interesting and possibly quite challenging for fresh market growers in the United States. So what should fresh growe
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May 01, 2012
Potato Storage, Insecticide, Fungicide, Potato Equipment
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PEST PROS ACQUIRED BY WIS RIVER CO-OP

Wisconsin River Co-op recently announced that it has purchased Pest Pros Inc., an independent crop consulting firm and plant disease diagnostic labora
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