July 31, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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USDA GRANTS PROTECTION TO 2 VARIETIES

The United States Department of Agriculture has issued certificates of protection to developers of 30 new varieties of seed-reproduced and tuber-propa
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July 30, 2012
Insecticide, Fungicide
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ORGANIC GROWERS LACK ZC OPTIONS

While other potato growers use preventative insecticide applications to protect their crops from a new disease to the Pacific Northwest called zebra c
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July 28, 2012
Irrigation
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MCCROMETER CELEBRATES SMART IRRIGATION MONTH

HEMET, Calif.-McCrometer is celebrating Smart Irrigation Month by helping growers maximize water-use efficiency.
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July 27, 2012
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OBSERVER: BAYER ACQUISITION OF AGRAQUEST A KEY STEP

A global chemical company is acquiring a California producer of biopesticides, which experts say is a major milestone for the industry. Bayer CropScie
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July 26, 2012
Insecticide, Fungicide
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JULY 22 UI PSYLLID/ZEBRA CHIP UPDATE

The single potato plant observed on July 17 at the Kimberly R&E Center with zebra chip symptoms has tested positive for liberibacter, the bacterium th
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July 25, 2012
Potato Harvesting
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NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG POSTS VIDEO ON POTATOES

A video has been posted on the Nutrition Facts website that describes the health benefits of pigmented potatoes in diets, published in two papers in t
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July 24, 2012
Potato Harvesting, Potato Equipment
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AGCO ANNOUNCES TIER 4 ENGINE STRATEGY

AGCO, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, announced its Tier 4 Final/Stage IV engine emissions strategy for its AGCO P
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July 23, 2012
Fertilizer
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RABOBANK PUBLISHES LATEST Q REPORT

NEW YORK-Rabobank has published its latest quarterly report on the global fertilizer industry, looking at trends and outlooks for international market
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July 20, 2012
Potato Storage, Seed Potatoes
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WSPC HIRES INDUSTRY AFFAIRS DIRECTOR

The Washington State Potato Commission announced the recent addition of Ryan Holterhoff to their organization as the Director of Marketing and Industr
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July 19, 2012
Insecticide, Fungicide
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JULY 17 UI PSYLLID/ZEBRA CHIP UPDATE

A single potato plant was observed on July 17 at the Kimberly R&E Center with classic zebra chip symptoms: aerial tubers, pink coloration on leaves, c
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July 18, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Irrigation, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes
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GROWERS INVITED TO PAA MEETING FOR MONDAY

DENVER-Growers are formally invited to the Potato Association of America Annual Meeting, Aug. 12-16, at the Crowne Plaza DIA in Denver, Colo., especia
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July 17, 2012
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IDAHO PAC DONATES TO NPC

BAR HARBOR, Maine-The Idaho Potato Industry Political Action Committee donated a $15,000 check to the National Potato Council at the NPC's Summer Meet
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July 17, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting
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REPORT: FALL ACREAGE UP 5 PERCENT

Growers across the country have increased fall potato acreage by nearly 5 percent over last year, according to a report released July 11 by the USDA.
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July 16, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Irrigation, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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NW FARM CREDIT SERVICES 2ND Q MARKET SNAPSHOT

SPOKANE, Wash.-Producers are looking to the sky to determine the success of their respective commodities. Agricultural markets in the Northwest and ac
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July 16, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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SNACK FOOD ASSOCIATION MEETS W/ USPB AT NPC MEETING

The Snack Food Association potato technology committee met with the U.S. Potato Board chip committee at the summer national potato council meeting in
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July 14, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Fertilizer, Seed Potatoes
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ORGANIC RESEARCH REVIEWED AT JULY 24 FIELD DAY

KIMBERLY, Idaho-A field day to report on organic research conducted by University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences researchers at th
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July 13, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Irrigation, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes
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HOUSE AG COMMITTEE ADVANCES FARM BILL

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance applauds the diligence of House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, Ranking Member Coll
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July 13, 2012
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NY GROWERS WARNED OF LATE BLIGHT

Home gardeners and commercial growers are alerted of the potential introduction of late blight this growing season, as it has been confirmed in Suffol
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July 12, 2012| Published in the July 2012 issue
Jeff Stark, Universtiy of Idaho Variety Developmen

Beat the Heat: One of the keys to Effective harvest management

One of the biggest challenges potato growers face each year is dealing with the wide variations in temperature and moisture that are so common during
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July 12, 2012| Published in the July 2012 issue
Meredith Myers, USPB Public Relations Manager

Getting Creative in Foodservice: Highlighting innovative potato offerings from rising star chefs

The United States Potato Board (USPB) Foodservice program is designed to drive healthy new potato menu items at foodservice.
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July 12, 2012| Published in the July 2012 issue
Frank Muir, IPC President and CEO

Idaho Potatoes:: Supporting an active lifestyle

I recently read that Idaho residents are among the most physically active in the country.
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July 12, 2012| Published in the July 2012 issue
Jerry P. Wright, President CEO, United Potato Gro

Who was William Edwards Deming?: Statistical management of a process improves its outcome

William Edwards Deming is credited with saying, "What cannot be measured cannot be managed." What he actually said was closer to, "If it is measured,
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July 12, 2012| Published in the July 2012 issue

Harvest Equipment: Buyer's Guide

Lockwood 674 Harvester: The Lockwood 674 Harvester is able to handle high volumes of potatoes, while efficiently removing vines and dirt for cleaner b
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July 12, 2012| Published in the July 2012 issue

WSU's Irrigation Scheduler Mobile:: Optimizing irrigation Washington State

With the release of Irrigation Scheduler Mobile, irrigation just got easier for Washington homeowners and agricultural producers.
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July 12, 2012| Published in the July 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

Making Sense of Sustainability: Bayer CropScience's Good Growing Link

For several years, sustainability has been a buzzword in every aspect of the produce industry. Customers want to know the produce they purchase is the
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July 12, 2012| Published in the July 2012 issue

New Products: Latest and Greatest

NEW HOLLAND, Pa.-New Holland's T9 Series 4WD tractors meet the power and productivity needs of row crop and broad acres producers with a standard or w
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July 12, 2012| Published in the July 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum

Parts for Potato Growers: Maupin Welding Celebrates 30 Years in Business

Taxes are a hotbed of contention.
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July 12, 2012| Published in the July 2012 issue
University of Idaho Potato Team

R&E in Twin Falls and Kimberly: A continuing UI Potato Research Series

Potato research and extension programs at University of Idaho Twin Falls and Kimberly Research and Extension Centers extend over many disciplines that
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July 12, 2012| Published in the July 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum

Using Technology to Your Advantage: Saving resources with Pivotal Advantage

In today's economy, growers need to use every opportunity to save as much money as they can by using resources as wisely as possible.
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July 12, 2012| Published in the July 2012 issue

C&B Purchases Rockymountain Machinery

C&B Operations, LLC, one of John Deere's largest and most respected family-owned dealership organizations, completed the purchase of Rockymountain Mac
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July 12, 2012| Published in the July 2012 issue

EPA Approves Grandevo

DAVIS, Calif.-Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., a leading global provider of natural pest management products for the agricultural and water treatment mar
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July 12, 2012| Published in the July 2012 issue

Isagro Announces Management Changes

MORRISVILLE, N.C.-Isagro USA announced the appointment of Alessandro Mariani as new President of Isagro USA.
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July 12, 2012| Published in the July 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

Remembering Roscoe Filburn

The relationship between growers and the federal government is complicated.
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July 12, 2012| Published in the July 2012 issue

Simplot Produces New Line of NPK

POCATELLO, Idaho-The J.R. Simplot Company has begun producing a new line of high-quality NPK liquid crop nutrient products.
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July 12, 2012| Published in the July 2012 issue

Tractor Town Makes Tractor Tires

CHARLES CITY, Iowa-Mitas recently opened its newest radial farm tire factory in Charles City, which coined the word "tractor."
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July 12, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting
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MEMBERS OF CONGRESS BACK POTATOES FOR WIC

Ninety-three members of Congress are pushing to get fresh potatoes included in the Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program.
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July 11, 2012
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OREGON GREEN PEACH APHID ALERT

Dr. Clint Shock, Superintendent at the OSU Malheur Experiment Station is reporting that green peach aphid populations are spiking in Malheur County po
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July 11, 2012
Potato Harvesting
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WA POTATO HARVEST COMMENCES

Starting around July 6 potato growers in the Yakima Valley began harvesting reds and yellows. Towards the end of the month the new crop of russets wil
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July 10, 2012
Insecticide, Fungicide
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BAYER PURCHASES AGRAQUEST

Bayer CropScience has signed an agreement to purchase AgraQuest, Inc. for a purchase price of $425 million (approximately EUR 340 million) plus milest
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July 10, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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IPC TO LOOK INTO POTATO PREMIUM

The Idaho Potato Commission plans to conduct a price audit of random stores to investigate concerns that the premium customers will pay for an Idaho s
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July 10, 2012
Fungicide
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NEW FOCUS ON POTATO: SILVER SCURF

Dr. Philip Hamm, Professor of Plant Pathology at Oregon State University, helps users identify and manage the fungus that causes silver scurf on potat
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July 09, 2012
Insecticide, Fungicide
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JUNE 19 PSYLLID SAMPLE CONFIRMED W/ LIBERIBACTER

The potato psyllid sample from June 19 in Twin Falls County that tested positive for liberibacter, the zebra chip pathogen, was confirmed to be positi
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July 06, 2012
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SYNGENTA ANNOUNCES 3RD $5,000 SCHOLARSHIP

Greensboro, N.C.-Continuing its investment in the future of agriculture, Syngenta is sponsoring the Syngenta Potato Scholarship program for the third
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July 05, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting
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NATIONAL SEARCH FOR THE "FACES OF FARMING" IS ON

LOS ANGELES-When it comes to today's agriculture, there are many examples of great farmers and ranchers all over the country doing wonderful things to
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July 04, 2012
Potato Harvesting
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GROWERS PONDER IMPACT OF BIG CROP

Idaho potato grower Dan Moss highlighted a common Catch-22 for his industry when he assessed the progress of the 2012 potato crop.
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July 04, 2012
Potato Harvesting, Potato Equipment
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SEASONAL WORKERS COMPLICATE HEALTH CARE RULING

A Supreme Court ruling upholding the individual mandate for health insurance in the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act still leaves many
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July 03, 2012
Insecticide
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EPA APPROVES DRY FORMULATION OF GRANDEVO

The EPA has just approved a dry formulation of Marrone Bio Innovations' Grandevo biopesticide.
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July 03, 2012
Irrigation, Insecticide
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EPA IMPLEMENTING PESTICIDE GENERAL PERMIT

SUN VALLEY, Idaho-The U.S. EPA will continue throughout 2012 to focus on assisting Idaho water users who apply pesticides to navigable waters to obtai
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July 03, 2012
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ID PSYLLIDS TESTED POSITIVE FOR LIBERIBACTER

Adult psyllids collected from a sticky card on a commercial field in Twin Falls County on June 19 have tentatively tested positive for Liberibacter, t
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July 02, 2012
Seed Potatoes
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FAST HYBRID BREEDING PROGRAM NOMINATED FOR AWARD

Solynta's fast hybrid potato breeding program one of the three nominees for the 2012 Food Valley Award.
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July 02, 2012
Insecticide, Fungicide
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MORE PSYLLIDS FOUND IN ID (JULY 2 UPDATE)

A new potato alert was posted to PNWPestAlert.net.
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July 02, 2012
Fungicide
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PA GROWERS HIT BY LATE BLIGHT

Late blight, the same disease that caused Ireland's potato famine in the 19th century, was confirmed in three Pennsylvania counties recently.
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