August 31, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Irrigation, Insecticide, Fungicide
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UI GIVEN GRANT TO STUDY ZEBRA CHIP

The federal government is providing $109,000 for the University of Idaho to study an emerging plant disease the school says "poses a substantial threa
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August 30, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Insecticide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes
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APHIS, INDUSTRY WORKING TO REVERSE KOREA BAN

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service is working to provide data to officials in South Korea that it hopes wil
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August 30, 2012
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GROWERS SAY HARVEST SHAPING TO BE MIXED BAG

As they commence harvesting early season varieties, Idaho potato growers anticipate a hot summer will contribute to highly variable yields and quality
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August 29, 2012
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DROUGHT WORSENS AS USDA CUTS PROJECTIONS

The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor map released August 14 held more bad news for the contiguous United States, with 62 percent remaining in some level of
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August 29, 2012
Potato Harvesting, Insecticide, Fungicide
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PSYLLID POPULATIONS GROWING DRAMATICALLY

Researchers say populations of potato psyllids-vectors of a new crop disease to the region called zebra chip-are growing dramatically in the Columbia
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August 28, 2012
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SOUTH KOREA BANS PNW POTATOES ON ZC FEARS

The South Korean government shut off all shipments of fresh potatoes from Oregon, Washington and Idaho beginning Aug. 17 because of concerns over the
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August 28, 2012
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WADA TO MARKET FOR CO SHIPPER

Idaho Falls, Idaho-based Wada Farms Marketing Group LLC has taken on potato sales and marketing responsibilities for Worley & McCullough Inc., a growe
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August 27, 2012
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NEW FOCUS ON POTATO: GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

ST PAUL, Minn.-The latest Focus on Potato presentation by Dr. Mike Thornton, Professor of Plant Science at the University of Idaho, focuses on key fac
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August 27, 2012
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SIMPLOT ACQUIRES DORMAN BROS

Dorman Brothers, an agricultural supply company with locations in Goodland, Kan., and in Colorado at Burlington and Cheyenne Wells, will join Simplot'
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August 26, 2012
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BAYER: WE UNDERESTIMATED REACTION TO LUNA FLAP

RUPERT, Idaho-Officials with Bayer CropScience said they underestimated the industry's reaction this spring when Japan balked at the maximum residue l
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August 26, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Irrigation, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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FARM BILL NOW COALITION PUSHES FOR NEW FARM BILL

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The National Potato Council has joined a coalition of 39 of the nation's foremost agricultural organizations to raise public awarenes
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August 26, 2012
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ID EXPORTS UP 15 PERCENT IN 2012

BOISE, Idaho (AP)-Idaho Department of Agriculture figures show that food and farm products exported during the first six months of 2012 are up 15 perc
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August 25, 2012
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HEAT STUNTS ID YIELDS

As they commence harvesting early season varieties, Idaho potato growers anticipate a hot summer will contribute to highly variable yields and quality
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August 25, 2012
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USPB ELEVATES IMHOF TO ICP MANAGER

DENVER-The United States Potato Board (USPB) is pleased to announce the promotion of Alexandra Imhof to the position of USPB Industry Communications &
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August 24, 2012
Insecticide, Fungicide
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AUG. 17 UI PSYLLID/ZEBRA CHIP UPDATE

Potato psyllids continue to be found across several sites being monitored by the University of Idaho. Numbers are similar to last week. Across the UI
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August 24, 2012
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AUG. 24 UI PSYLLID/ZEBRA CHIP UPDATE

Potato psyllids continue to be found on yellow sticky cards across several sites being monitored by the University of Idaho. Across most sites, number
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August 24, 2012
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USDA AUG. 21 AG WEATHER AND DROUGHT REPORT

During the last week, the heat that has been affecting much of the nation's heartland all summer has shifted into the western United States. As a resu
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August 24, 2012
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ZC CONCERNS PNW GROWERS

Northwest agriculture researchers in the U.S. say they are finding more cases of a zebra chip disease in the region's potatoes. The malady mars spuds
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August 23, 2012
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NDSU POTATO BLIGHTLINE FOR AUG 20

The NDSU Potato Blightline for August 20th sponsored by Syngenta Crop Protection has been issued.
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August 22, 2012
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AUG. 9 UI PSYLLID/ZEBRA CHIP UPDATE

A new potato alert was posted to PNWPestAlert.net for Aug. 9.
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August 22, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Irrigation
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U.S. POTATO SUPPLY UNAFFECTED BY DROUGHT

The severe drought in the central U.S. has consumers concerned about skyrocketing food prices due to crop shortages and the subsequent "trickle down"
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August 20, 2012
Potato Harvesting, Fertilizer
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PHC TRIALS SHOW HARPIN INCREASES YIELDS

Plant Health Care, a leading provider of naturally derived products to the agriculture industry, has announced that in recent trials it was found that
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August 16, 2012
Herbicide, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide
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CANADA GOV BOOSTS POTATO INDUSTRY

Potato producers have received a boost from the Canadian Government with the recent announcement of an investment for two innovative potato research p
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August 15, 2012
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SOIL TESTING CAN INCREASE PROFITABILITY

PUYALLUP, Wash.-Growers growing a variety of vegetable crops can see a bottom-line benefit with more precise soil testing.
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August 14, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting
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USPB HOSTS DINNER EVENT FOR NUTRITION MEDIA IN DC

On Monday, July 16, the USPB hosted some of the biggest names in Washington, D.C., nutrition and food media at a private dinner event at one of DC's t
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August 13, 2012
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SYNGENTA SPONSORS LATE BLIGHT HOTLINE

Late blight remains an ever-present threat in all of America's potato-growing areas, so when conditions are right for Phythophthora infestans to take
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August 12, 2012| Published in the August 2012 issue
Jerry P. Wright

2013 Produce Poker: Ante up your equity

Poker originated as a strictly American game.
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August 12, 2012| Published in the August 2012 issue
David Fraser

What Does Industry Communications Do?: The USPB's Investor Relations group

When you meet new people, the first questions you get asked is "Who do you work for and what do you do?" Living where I do in Southwest Tennessee, whe
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August 12, 2012| Published in the August 2012 issue
Frank Muir

A Thousand Words

In celebration of its 75th Anniversary, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) launched the biggest initiative in its history-The Great Big Idaho Potato Tr
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August 12, 2012| Published in the August 2012 issue

Agritech: Logan Load-Pro

Over the past few years, the Logan Load-Pro truck bed has become the most popular bed on the market.
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August 12, 2012| Published in the August 2012 issue

Double L: Double L 900 Series Truck Bed

The Double L 900 Series Truck Bed is a multi-purpose, self-unloading truck bed that meets all your harvest and handling needs.
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August 12, 2012| Published in the August 2012 issue

Frontier Manufacturing

Frontier Manufacturing, located in Wahpeton, N.D., builds high-quality, all-steel box truck buds among other products.
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August 12, 2012| Published in the August 2012 issue
P. Nolte

Serious Consequences of Senescence: Avoiding early blight

As we roll into August of 2012, your potato crop is probably at its absolute prime with lush, green, upright vines, closed rows and, in all ways, the
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August 12, 2012| Published in the August 2012 issue

STC Trailers

STC Trailers was established in 2007 to build quality products and provide excellent service to people who need self-unloading trailers.
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August 10, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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AMERICA: A PATCHWORK OF CHIP VARIETIES

Though thin and flat may be the national standard of potato chips, regional and sometimes hyper-local preferences for different calibers of crunch, th
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August 09, 2012
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AUG. 3 UI PSYLLID/ZEBRA CHIP UPDATE

A new potato alert was posted to PNWPestAlert.net for Aug. 3.
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August 08, 2012| Published in the August 2012 issue

Rugby: Rancher Body

Rugby offers high reliability in a utility flatbed design.
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August 08, 2012| Published in the August 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum

AgParts Manufacturing

Growers are always in need of a break. If Mother Nature isn't throwing them a curveball made out of hail and early frost mingled with a little bit of
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August 08, 2012| Published in the August 2012 issue
Dirk Helder

EPA 's Pesticide General Permit

In answer to a 2009 Federal Court ruling, the U.S. EPA has developed a Clean Water Act (CWA) discharge permit covering pesticide applications to water
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August 08, 2012| Published in the August 2012 issue

ESCO Wheel Dolly

ESCO announces their New Compac Wheel Dolly for Agricultural and Earth Moving Machinery.
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August 08, 2012| Published in the August 2012 issue

Larson Electronics Magnalight LED Spotlight

Larson Electronics' Magnalight.com announced the addition of the PML-7LED-3C 21 Watt Handheld LED Spotlight with permanent mounting base to its line o
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August 08, 2012| Published in the August 2012 issue

NDSU Names Boerboom Extension Director

Chris Boerboom is the new director of the North Dakota State University Extension Service.
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August 08, 2012| Published in the August 2012 issue

Quality Seed: The Backbone of the Industry: Ron Mach of Antigo, Wis.

Ron Mach farms with his brother Ken near Antigo, Wis., which is also their hometown.
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August 08, 2012| Published in the August 2012 issue

Spudnik: 4200 Bulk Bed

The model 4200 Bulk Bed is available in a 30-inch-wide discharge belt in lengths from 20 to 26 feet long.
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August 08, 2012| Published in the August 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum

Testing a "Reflex": The 37th Annual Snake River Weed Control Research Tour

On a hot, sunny day in eastern Oregon in mid-June, growers and industry reps gathered at the Oregon State University Malheur Experiment Station near O
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August 08, 2012| Published in the August 2012 issue

Toro AquaFlow 3.0 Drip Irrigation System Design Software

EL CAJON, Calif.-Toro announces AquaFlow 3.0, the company's newest drip irrigation system design software, is now available for user registration and
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August 08, 2012| Published in the August 2012 issue

Trinity Trailer Manufacturing, Inc.: Eagle Bridge Bed

Trinity Trailer Manufacturing, Inc., based in Boise, Idaho, introduces a new generation of lightweight Eagle Bridge Stainless Steel potato beds.
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August 08, 2012| Published in the August 2012 issue

U .S. Growers Welcome Mexico in TPP

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. potato industry leaders applauded the recent announcement by U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderón t
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August 08, 2012| Published in the August 2012 issue

Arysta LifeScience to License Fluoxastrobin from Bayer

TOKYO-Arysta LifeScience has signed an agreement with Bayer CropScience for the global licensing and sale of fluoxastrobin, Bayer's patented strobilur
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August 08, 2012| Published in the August 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum

August Freedom

For grower-shippers (in Idaho, at least) August is the month when the last of the previous year's crop is shipped. You're waiting patiently for the ne
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August 08, 2012| Published in the August 2012 issue

Emesto from Bayer Receives EPA Registration

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.-Bayer CropScience announces Emesto Silver fungicide potato seed-piece treatment was registered by the EPA and will be ava
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August 08, 2012| Published in the August 2012 issue

McCormick USA Appoints New President and CEO

DULUTH, Ga.-Tiago Bonomo has been appointed President and CEO of McCormick USA.
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August 08, 2012| Published in the August 2012 issue

TBEI, Inc. Names New Vice President of Human Relations

LAKE CRYSTAL, Minn.-TBEI, Inc. announced the promotion of Tina Albright to the position of Vice President of Human Relations.
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August 08, 2012| Published in the August 2012 issue

Valley Launches Mobile Website

VALLEY, Neb.-In order to continue to reach more audiences with product and application information, Valley Irrigation, the leader in precision irrigat
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August 08, 2012
Potato Equipment
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LOCKWOOD INTRODUCES AIR-CONTROLLED SEPARATOR

WEST FARGO, N.D.-Lockwood Mfg. announces the addition of a new potato-handling product. The Air-Controlled Separator is a complete handling and cleani
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August 07, 2012
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ZC FOUND NEAR HERMISTON, OR

Oregon State University reports that zebra chip has been found in two potato plants from a single field east of Hermiston, Ore.
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August 06, 2012
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JULY 31 UI PSYLLID/ZEBRA CHIP UPDATE

"Potato psyllid captures were down slightly for the week of 23 July. We are reporting the first detection of potato psyllids in Gooding and Bonneville
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August 03, 2012
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RESEARCHER CREATING IDAHO-SPECIFIC N CALCULATOR

Research underway at the University of Idaho should give growers who use cover crops, which are grown as a natural fertilizer source, a better idea of
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August 02, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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PALISADE GAINING INTEREST DESPITE SEED SHORTAGE

Potato breeder Rich Novy says growers shouldn't read too much into the fact that a promising new variety he helped develop, Palisade Russet, hasn't ma
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August 01, 2012
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IRRIGATION EQUIPMENT SALES BOOM ACROSS U.S.

Sales of irrigation equipment are booming in 2012, and experts say the ongoing summer drought may inspire further demand among growers.
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