December 27, 2012
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NEW FOCUS ON POTATO: SOFT ROT, BLACK LEG

ST PAUL, Minn.-There are no curative treatments for bacterial black leg, soft rot and stem rot, and no resistant potato varieties.
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December 26, 2012
Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Irrigation, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide, Potato Equipment
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AG'S APPETITE FOR MOBILE INFO GROWS

GREENSBORO, N.C.-Agriculture is no ordinary business. People in other industries may spend their days in front of a computer, but not the folks who ma
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December 25, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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IGSA BOOSTS AID TO FOOD BANK

BOISE, Idaho-The Idaho Grower Shippers Association is considering a partnership with the Idaho Food Bank that could entail sheds sending fresh potatoe
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December 24, 2012
Fungicide, Seed Potatoes
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RESEARCHER CALLS FOR RING ROT TEST LAB

Following a season in which bacterial ring rot resurfaced in Idaho's potato crop, a University of Idaho researcher hopes to establish the first in-sta
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December 21, 2012
Insecticide, Fungicide
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FUNGICIDES MAY INHIBIT PSYLLID TREATMENTS WHEN MIXED

RUPERT, Idaho-The best insecticides for controlling the potato psyllids that spread the crop disease zebra chip may lose effectiveness when mixed with
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December 20, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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U.S. PROCESSORS USE FEWER POTATOES THAN LAST YEAR

United States potato processors used fewer potatoes so far this season, compared to the same period last year. The amount of potatoes in stock at Dece
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December 19, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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CAVENDISH EXPANDS TO WESTERN CANADA

DIEPPE, New Brunswick-Cavendish Farms announced recently it had concluded an agreement to buy the assets of Maple Leaf Potatoes, the frozen potato bus
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December 18, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting
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U.S. FROZEN EXPORTS TO USPB MARKETS INCREASE DRAMATICALLY

U.S. exports of frozen potato products to all markets grew 11 percen% by volume and 16 percent by value for the first quarter (July-September) of MY20
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December 17, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting
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USDA POTATO PURCHASE HELPS MOVE BIG CROP

Potato industry leaders say a recent $25 million special purchase of fresh and processed spuds by USDA should help move a large 2012 crop while provid
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December 14, 2012
Irrigation
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ID SNOWPACK HAS HIGHS, LOWS

Ron Abramovich describes the current Idaho snowpack as the strangest he's ever seen. Above 7,000 feet in certain parts of the state, snowpack levels a
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December 13, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Irrigation, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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OR INDUSTRY FUNDS PROFESSORSHIP AT OSU

CORVALLIS, Ore.-The Oregon potato industry presented a check for $168,000 to Dr. Dan Arp, Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences, Oregon State U
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December 12, 2012
Potato Storage, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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LOW ACRYLAMIDE POTATO ON THE HORIZON

In response to European concerns over high levels of the carcinogen acrylamide in processed foods, researchers are looking to reduce dietary levels of
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December 11, 2012
Fungicide
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CERTIS LAUNCHES NEW BIO FUNGICIDE

Certis USA, LLC, has entered into an agreement with Kaken Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan, to introduce a new polyoxin D zinc salt formulatio
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December 11, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Irrigation, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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GROWERS RACE CALENDAR TO BEAT HIGHER TAX RATES

Fears about the "fiscal cliff" triggering higher tax rates have growers rushing to transfer property to heirs and complete other transactions before t
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December 10, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Potato Equipment
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PROCESSING DROPS ACROSS NW

Processing of 2012 potatoes in Idaho and Malheur County, Ore., was down 5 percent from the prior year through Nov. 1, according to USDA.
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December 09, 2012| Published in the December 2010 issue
Scott Tillery, Staff Writer

Foliar Nutrition

Precision Laboratories has recently obtained licensing from Düsseldorf, Germany, to offer Wuxal Foliar Nutrition. Wuxal, which at its Germanic root means "growing salt," utilizes Aglukon Spezialdünger suspension manufacturing technology to produce higher
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December 08, 2012| Published in the December 2012 issue
John Toaspern

Do You Know?: The surprising role of Egypt with U.S. seed

In 2010-2011, Egypt imported 124,707 metric tons of seed potatoes valued at $86 million, making it the world's largest importer of seed potatoes. Do y
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December 08, 2012| Published in the December 2012 issue
Jerry P. Wright

United Got it Right: Good news-and bad news

With its inception, United Potato Growers of America assumed the role of disseminating supply/demand information for the fresh-potato industry.
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December 08, 2012| Published in the December 2012 issue
Frank Muir

Bloggers and Pinterest: Reaching those who do the most grocery shopping

At the annual Idaho Grower Shippers Association meeting held in Sun Valley in August, I had the opportunity to share the Idaho Potato Commission's (IP
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December 08, 2012| Published in the December 2012 issue

Gellert Agri-Star Control Panel

In 2006, The Gellert Company introduced the Agri-Star Control Panel to the domestic and Canadian raw product storage industries. Sales have increased
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December 08, 2012| Published in the December 2012 issue

Gorman Micro-Vent Vision Control Panel

The biggest visible feature of the Micro-vent Vision Panel is the 10-inch, vibrant, touch-screen interface, enabling users to see and manage their inf
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December 08, 2012| Published in the December 2012 issue

Guardian Ensure

Guardian's Ensure-FS ozone gas fumigation and ozonated water wash systems, featuring industry-leading Plasma Block ozone generators, provides direct q
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December 08, 2012| Published in the December 2012 issue
William H. Bohl and Paul E. Patterson

Land Leases: Cost-Contribution Approach: Part II in a two-part series

As mentioned in last month's UI column, both parties to a land lease should share the crop income potential based on the proportion of costs contribut
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December 08, 2012| Published in the December 2012 issue

Pace International GREENr Biox

The GREENr Biox family of sprout suppression products is a highly advanced and natural solution to reduce the use of CIPC and maintain tuber quality f
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December 08, 2012| Published in the December 2012 issue
Jim Tiede and Todd Michael

Potato Expo 2013!: Unrivaled networking opportunities await in Vegas

Year after year, attendees rank "networking" as the No. 1 reason why they travel from far and wide to attend the largest potato-networking conference
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December 08, 2012| Published in the December 2012 issue

Techmark's In-floor Air Cup System

Techmark Inc., in Lansing, Mich., offers the In Floor Air Cup system. This technology features a wear-resistant concrete surface with slots created by
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December 07, 2012| Published in the December 2012 issue

Dosatron 40 GPM - D8RE2 Chemical Injector

CLEARWATER, Fla.-Dosatron International, Inc., introduces the new 40 GPM - D8RE2 chemical injector.
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December 07, 2012| Published in the December 2012 issue
Tina Brandt, UI research support scientist, Lynn W

Glucose Concentrations: Storing for multiple use

Potato growers have many potential marketing avenues including process, fresh, dehydrated and combinations of two or more.
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December 07, 2012| Published in the December 2012 issue

Key Technology Iso-Flo

Key Technology introduces enhancements to its popular Iso-Flo family of stainless steel vibratory conveyors.
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December 07, 2012| Published in the December 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum

Listening to Customers: BTU Ventilation in Perham, Minn.

When companies want to succeed, one of the most important things they need to do is listen to their customers.
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December 07, 2012| Published in the December 2012 issue
Richard Nelson, Walker Farms

O3CO'S OZONE SOLUTION: Blasting storage with nature's sanitizer

What is ozone? It is an unstable form of oxygen with three oxygen atoms instead of two. Oxygen is O2, and ozone is O3.
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December 07, 2012| Published in the December 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum

Second Chances: Randy Mullen of Pasco, Wash.

The Columbia Basin in central Washington receives on average less than 10 inches of precipitation a year-not enough for dry farms in the first half of
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December 07, 2012| Published in the December 2012 issue

Valley Irrigation DropSpan

VALLEY, Neb.-Valley Irrigation continues to give growers more choices by introducing the new Valley DropSpan for center pivots.
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December 07, 2012| Published in the December 2012 issue

Working on Water

The bad news is that Wisconsin and much of the nation are suffering through one of the worst droughts in recent history.
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December 07, 2012| Published in the December 2012 issue

Bootheel Used Parts

Adding to their parts inventory and dedication to keeping growers up and running, Bootheel is now offering a third product line, Used Parts+, which gi
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December 07, 2012| Published in the December 2012 issue

FMC Signs R&D Agreement for Isagro Fungicide

PHILADELPHIA-FMC Corporation announces it has entered into a research and development collaboration agreement for a new proprietary fungicide from Isa
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December 07, 2012| Published in the December 2012 issue

Hiniker VOD

MANKATO, Minn.-Hiniker Company recently introduced a new VOD Variable Orifice Distributor for anhydrous ammonia application rate control.
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December 07, 2012| Published in the December 2012 issue

Hypro 3376 Series Cleanload

NEW BRIGHTON, Minn.-The new 3376 Series Cleanload chemical eduction system allows farmers to mix liquid and dry chemicals safely and quickly at ground
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December 07, 2012| Published in the December 2012 issue

IGSA Announces New President

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho-Mark Klompien joins the Idaho Grower Shippers Association as president of the organization, replacing Travis Blacker, who was recen
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December 07, 2012| Published in the December 2012 issue

Marrone Bio New Senior VP of Commercial Operations

DAVIS, Calif.-Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) a leading global provider of natural pest management products for the agriculture and water treatmen
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December 07, 2012| Published in the December 2012 issue

Mc Crometer Mccrometer MC Propeller Flow Meter

HEMET, Calif.-Mc Propeller Flow Meters from McCrometer are now more rugged than ever with a newly designed bearing assembly that includes built-in Ult
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December 07, 2012| Published in the December 2012 issue

NatureSeal Reducit

WESTPORT, Conn.-NatureSeal's Reducit is a new, all-natural product comprised of FDA GRAS ingredients that prevents browning in cut potatoes for up to
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December 07, 2012| Published in the December 2012 issue

New Rabo AgriFinance Interactive App

ST. LOUIS-Rabo AgriFinance has launched a new interactive mobile application for the iPad, to provide valuable financing information and enable grower
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December 07, 2012| Published in the December 2012 issue

New Yerecic Label Website

NEW KENSINGTON, Penn.-One of the nation's leading on-pack label manufacturers, Yerecic Label, launches a new website to specifically address the fresh
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December 07, 2012| Published in the December 2012 issue

Newly Redesigned NPC Website

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The National Potato Council has launched a redesigned website (www.nationalpotatocouncil.org), which provides current information on
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December 07, 2012| Published in the December 2012 issue

Revamped RedLine Solutions Website

SANTA CLARA, Calif.-RedLine Solutions Inc., a leading provider of whole-chain produce traceability solutions, recently launched a new website.
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December 07, 2012| Published in the December 2012 issue

RhinoGator Pivot Tires

GOTHENBURG, Neb.-If you thought "tire" automatically meant "rubber," a revolutionary plastic tire for pivot irrigation systems will likely change your
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December 07, 2012| Published in the December 2012 issue

T-L Irrigation Precision Link

T-L Irrigation Co., manufacturer of hydrostatically powered pivot and linear irrigation systems, announces the Precision Link, the latest advancement
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December 07, 2012| Published in the December 2012 issue

WSPC Elects Commissioner

Mike Madsen has been elected as the newest commissioner for the Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC).
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December 07, 2012| Published in the December 2012 issue
Tyler J. Baum

Zebra Chip 2012

In the December issue of Potato Grower magazine exactly a year ago, we reported on how zebra chip was spreading north-discovered the first week of Oct
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December 07, 2012
Fungicide, Seed Potatoes
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SIMPLOT SEQUENCES WILD GENES FOR PVY RESISTANCE

J.R. Simplot Company has sequenced the genes in wild potatoes that are associated with PVY resistance. Some wild potato species have resistance to PVY
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December 06, 2012
Irrigation
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IA EXPANDS CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

The Irrigation Association is growing its Select Certified certification program with the development of an entry-level certified irrigation technicia
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December 05, 2012
Herbicide, Insecticide, Fungicide
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WSSA: READ THE PESTICIDE LABEL

LAWRENCE, Kan.-A person applying a pesticide to their land was recently fined for spray drift that damaged desirable shrubs and garden crops on a neig
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December 04, 2012
Insecticide, Fungicide
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ZC VECTOR AIDED BY COMMON WEED

HERMISTON, Ore.-The insect that vectors zebra chip can survive the Northwest's harsh winters on a weed plentiful in the Columbia Basin and Idaho, acco
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December 03, 2012
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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NEW FOCUS ON POTATO: SEED CERTIFICATION

ST PAUL, Minn.-In the latest `Focus on Potato' webcast, titled "Seed Potato Certification," Professor Robert Davidson at Colorado State University hel
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