January 31, 2017
Seed Potatoes

Syngenta Launches AI Challenge

Syngenta and the AI for Good Foundation have partnered to launch the Syngenta AI Challenge, an international competition focused on leveraging artificial intelligence tools for use in seed breeding.
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January 31, 2017
Seed Potatoes
Scott Weybright, Washington State University

Into the Big Leagues: New potato varieties chosen for McDonald’s fries

New potato varieties chosen for McDonald’s fries
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January 31, 2017
Seed Potatoes, Smorgasbord

The Smorgasbord: Modoc

Modoc is a bright red-skinned fresh market variety released in 2006.
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January 31, 2017
Grower of the Month, Seed Potatoes
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Always Sunny

SunRain Varieties introduces some color to the industry.
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January 31, 2017
Potato Equipment

Massey Ferguson Grows Dealer Network : Twenty dealerships added to compact and utility equipment distribution network

Twenty dealerships added to compact and utility equipment distribution network
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January 31, 2017
Laurie Welch

Local Economy Recovers from Plant Closure

Getting over Simplot: How Mini-Cassia has healed in 15 years since Heyburn plant closure
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January 30, 2017
Fungicide
Logan Hawkes

New Blight Strains Could Threaten U.S.

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January 30, 2017
Kathleen Thomas Gaspar

Monte Vista Potato Growers on Track

With a new facility and line running well, and with storage quality looking good, Monte Vista Potato Growers' operation will run through the end of July this season.
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January 30, 2017
Potato Equipment, New Products

Twin Spring Coupling Introduces TSC8300

Twin Spring Coupling has released the data on the first commercial product featuring its new drivetrain coupling technology.
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January 28, 2017
Tamar Haspel, Washington Post

Potato Deserves Place at Table

Potatoes have just as much to offer from a nutritional standpoint as most vegetables.
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January 28, 2017
Event Calendar

Women in Agribusiness Summit Scheduled: Sept. 26-28 in Minneapolis

Sept. 26-28 in Minneapolis
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January 27, 2017

Exporters Worry about TPP Withdrawal

U.S. growers are wondering how growers who export their products to Asia will be affected by the decision of president Donald Trump to withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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January 27, 2017
Nicole Miller

Wisconsin Potato Industry Backs Research Program

The Wisconsin potato industry has made a commitment to raise $5 million over the next 10 years to support UW-Madison's potato research program.
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January 27, 2017
Event Calendar, Fertilizer

Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon: March 21-23 in Rome

This symposim will be a scientific meeting held over three days in Rome.
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January 26, 2017
Fungicide
Brad Buck

Findings Could Help Prevent Blight’s Entering U.S.

New findings from researchers at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) could help prevent more genetic strains of the potato- and tomato-killing late-blight pathogen from entering the U.S.
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January 26, 2017

PVX Shows Potential in Cancer Treatments

A recent research study investigated the potential of potato virus X as a drug carrier in cancer chemotherapy.
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January 26, 2017
Insecticide
AP

Drones Programmed to Detect PVY

Researchers at Idaho State University have programmed drones to be able to identify potatoes infected with PVY with up to 90 percent accuracy.
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January 25, 2017

IGSA Taps Boyle as President

Shawn D. Boyle was recently selected to serve as president of the Idaho Grower Shippers Association.
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January 25, 2017
Potato Equipment

AGCO, PrimeRevenue Awarded for Supply Chain Financing

AGCO and PrimeRevenue have been recognized for “Best Customer Implementation of Supply Chain Financing Solutions” by Global Finance magazine.
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January 25, 2017

Russia Exports Record Amount of Potatoes

In 2016, Russia exported a total of over 253,000 tons of potatoes.
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January 24, 2017

Report: Mexico Won’t Import U.S. Fresh Potatoes

Mexico hasn’t allowed the market opening sought by potato producers in the U.S.
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January 24, 2017
Insecticide

Alfalfa Mosaic Causes Tuber Necrosis: A detective story about an unusual strain of an uncommon potato pathogen

Researchers in Canada have identified an unusual strain of alfalfa mosaic virus that causes necrosis—brownish dead patches—in tubers, the first such AMV strain found in the country.
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January 24, 2017
Fertilizer, Irrigation
Brad Buck

Research Provides Farm-Specific Weather Data

New research enables growers to learn about the probability of extreme weather events on their farms before the growing season begins.
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January 24, 2017
Katherine Feser

MountainKing Brings New Variety to Walmart

MountainKing Potatoes has brought its new King Rustics variety of russet potato back to Walmart stores.
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January 23, 2017
Seed Potatoes

NIFA Announces Potato Breeding Research Funding

NIFA announced the availability of $1.85 million in funding for regional potato breeding research to support the development of high-performance varieties.
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January 23, 2017
Idaho Potato Commission

IPC Announces Winners Holiday Recipe Contest

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January 23, 2017
Fertilizer, Potato Harvesting
Anthony Brino

Treating Soil as Living Organism Boosts Yields

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January 23, 2017

Chip Maker Gives New Life to Imperfect Potatoes

A Pennsylvania potato chip maker recently launched a new product called Uglies that uses imperfect potatoes that normally would be rejected.
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January 21, 2017
Tim Linden

U.S.-Mexico Deal Delayed Again

It remains unclear when, or if, U.S. potatoes will gain full access to the Mexican market.
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January 21, 2017
Herbicide

BASF Expands Stewardship Program : Herbicide application best practices now available at growers’ fingertips

BASF's new digital training provides growers and applicators easy-to-access best practices for proper and effective herbicide application.
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January 20, 2017
Event Calendar

Potato Expo 2017

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January 20, 2017
Fungicide, Insecticide
Sarah Lawrynuik

Potato Research Takes Root at University of Lethbridge

Lab-based research has begun at the University of Lethbridge in southern Alberta for the school’s new research chair in potato science, Dmytro Yevtushenko
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January 20, 2017
Tad Thompson, The Produce News

Wisconsin Positioned Well for Winter, Spring Shipping

Amid their winter potato shipping season, Wisconsin potato growers are enjoying a very positive season.
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January 19, 2017
Kristen Welker, Hallie Jackson, Phil McCausland & Emma Margolin

Trump Taps Perdue as Ag Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to lead the Department of Agriculture.
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January 19, 2017
Insecticide

Officials Confirm More PCN in East Idaho

Soil testing has confirmed the presence of the quarantined pale cyst nematode has been found in an additional field in eastern Idaho.
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January 17, 2017
Potato Equipment, New Products

Yanmar Introduces YT2 Series : Versatile attachments, factory cabs and dramatic styling highlight compact tractors.

Versatile attachments, factory cabs and dramatic styling highlight compact tractors.
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January 16, 2017
New Products

Kuhn Offers Disc Mower Giveaway

Kuhn, celebrating the 50th anniversary of its pioneering disc mower, announces the start of its promotional Kuhn Model GMD 280 Golden Giveaway.
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January 16, 2017
Herbicide
Donnelle Eller

Midwest Fights Invasive Weed

Growers in the Iowa and Minnesota are working to beat back Palmer amaranth, which has struck the region with a vengeance.
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January 14, 2017
Seed Potatoes

Syngenta, NRGene Collaborate to Speed Crop Breeding

Syngenta has chosen NRGene’s GenoMAGIC cloud-based software package for more comprehensive evaluations to accelerate trait discovery and breeding across diverse crops.
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January 14, 2017
Herbicide
Stephen Davies

Panel Split on Glyphosate’s Dangers

EPA officials received a mixed message from scientists assembled to review evidence of whether glyphosate is a human carcinogen.
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January 13, 2017
Fertilizer

Vestaron Names New Business Development VP

Technology acquisition and business development expert Andy Renz has joined Vestaron Corporation’s team as vice president of business development.
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January 13, 2017

2017 NPC Leadership Selected

At the National Potato Council’s 2017 annual meeting Jan. 6-7 in San Francisco, Dwayne Weyers of Aspen Produce, LLC, in Center, Colo., was elected to serve as 2017 NPC president.
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January 13, 2017

Red Quality Good, Supply Short

Although quality is very good, supplies are a little shorter on red potatoes in the U.S. this year—about 30 percent less than average due to heavy rain during harvest season.
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January 12, 2017
Tom Polansek and P.J. Huffstutter

Trump Meets Biotech CEOs, Considers USDA Vacancy

President-elect Donald Trump has left the ag secretary as the last to be named to his Cabinet, while a meeting with executives of two agribusiness giants gave a hint at a roster of farm issues he will face.
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January 12, 2017

Vista Valley Ag Presented with Stewardship Award

Boyd Foster of Vista Valley Ag in Ririe, Idaho, received the 2016 Environmental Stewardship Award during the National Potato Council’s 2017 annual meeting.
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January 12, 2017
Fungicide

Aprovia Cleared to Fight Verticillium Wilt in Canada

A label expansion for Syngenta’s Aprovia fungicide, to cover additional soil-borne potato diseases, makes it the first fungicide in Canada approved to suppress verticillium wilt in potatoes.
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January 12, 2017
Cindy Snyder

Potato Outlook Brightening

For growers looking for a bright spot in 2017, potatoes might be that crop—if potatoes are already part of the rotation.
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January 11, 2017

Union Pacific Acquires Railex Assets

Union Pacific announced last week its acquisition of some of Railex LLC’s refrigerated and cold storage distribution assets.
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January 11, 2017
Fertilizer, New Products

Certis Introduces LifeGard Biological Plant Activator

The U.S. EPA has registered LifeGard WG, the first foliar-applied biological plant activator available on the market, for use on potatoes, sugarbeets, fruiting vegetables, pecans and other specialty agricultural crops to control diseases.
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January 11, 2017
Fungicide, Insecticide, Seed Potatoes

Syngenta Introduces Insecticide/Fungicide Seed Treatment: CruiserMaxx Vibrance Potato delivers comprehensive protection against early-season insects and disease

CruiserMaxx Vibrance Potato delivers comprehensive protection against early-season insects and disease.
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January 05, 2017
Potato Harvesting, Potato Storage

Nebraska Potato Crop Progress

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January 04, 2017

Acquired Taste: Developing a consumer’s perfect potato

Developing a consumer’s perfect potato
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January 04, 2017

Deeper Look: Creators of phenotyping station seek investors

Creators of phenotyping station seek investors
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January 03, 2017

The Gene Tamer: Late blight resistance genes isolated from wild potato relative

Late blight resistance genes isolated from wild potato relative
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January 03, 2017
Fertilizer, Irrigation
Jenn Piotrowski

Know Your Roots : Root systems may be out of sight, but they are never out of mind.

Root systems may be out of sight, but they are never out of mind.
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January 02, 2017
Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Research Director, IDTechEx

Big vs. Small: The future of robotic agriculture

The future of robotic agriculture
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January 02, 2017
Potato Harvesting, Potato Storage
Tad Thompson, The Produce News

Red River Valley Market Good, Movement Slow

Potato storages operated by Associated Potato Growers Inc. were about 70 percent full after the 2016 harvest ended Nov. 18.
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January 02, 2017
Sandra Avant, ARS Office of Communications

Make It Quick: A faster, less expensive way to detect acrylamide

A faster, less expensive way to detect acrylamide
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January 02, 2017
Irrigation

ICONic Control: Valley introduces new ICON smart panels

Valley introduces new ICON smart panels
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January 01, 2017

Less Laborious Labor: The benefits of automated produce handling systems

The benefits of automated produce handling systems
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January 01, 2017
Mark Taylor & Derek Stewart, James Hutton Institute

New & Natural Chemical: Solanesol could provide additional income for potato growers

Solanesol could provide additional income for potato growers
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January 01, 2017
Fungicide, Irrigation
Dennis A. Johnson and Thomas F. Cummings

Friendly Environment: Canopy environment is a factor for late blight management

Canopy environment is a factor for late blight management.
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January 01, 2017
Fertilizer
Tom Bruulsema, International Plant Nutrition Institute

Healthy Dose: Phosphorus and soil health

Phosphorus and soil health
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January 01, 2017
Potato Equipment

Climb on Up: Tractor Buyers’ Guide

Tractor buyers’ guide
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