May 31, 2017
Seed Potatoes

Simplot Postpones Commercial Introduction of Innate in Canada

Simplot will not commercially launch its GMO potatoes in Canada this year, despite regulatory approval and interest among growers.
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May 31, 2017
Articles

Investment Sizzles as Potato Demand Grows: McCain, Cavendish to expand processing capabilities

McCain, Cavendish to expand processing capabilities
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May 31, 2017
Articles

Minnesota Passes Young Farmer Land Grant Bill

Gov. Mark Dayton signed a budget bill that included a first-of-its-kind beginning farmer tax credit.
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May 31, 2017
Articles
Paul Brown

GMOs Could Expect Bright Future: GMO crops remain controversial, but scientists still have faith they will help both to replace fossil fuels and to feed the world.

GMO crops remain controversial, but scientists still have faith they will help both to replace fossil fuels and to feed the world.
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May 31, 2017
Herbicide
Rhonda Brooks

Indiana Likely to Classify Dicamba Products as RUPs

The formal Indiana state rulemaking process to classify dicamba agricultural use pesticides as state restricted-use pesticides is now under way.
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May 30, 2017
Potato Harvesting
Chip Carter

North Carolina Preps for Busy Summer

For six weeks every summer, there’s pretty much just one place in the U.S. to get them: North Carolina.
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May 30, 2017
Articles

Japan’s Chip Panic Suggests the Past May Have Answer

Cause of scarcity country’s need to improve food system resilience in the face of increasing climate change.
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May 29, 2017
Insecticide
Erik J. Wenninger, University of Idaho

Psurveying Psyllids : What we’ve learned from five years of monitoring potato psyllids in Idaho

What we’ve learned from five years of monitoring potato psyllids in Idaho
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May 29, 2017
Articles, Fungicide
Aymeric Goyer & Silvia I. Rondon

Dose of Vitamins: Vitamin B-1 supplementation to control potato diseases

Vitamin B-1 supplementation to control potato diseases
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May 29, 2017
Articles
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Between the Rows: Fashion Sense: Some things never go out of style.

Some things never go out of style.
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May 27, 2017
Top Five

Top 5: Making the Most of Crop Insurance

We’ve put together five points to consider when you’re shopping for crop insurance for your operation.
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May 26, 2017
New Products, Potato Equipment, Potato Harvesting

Harvest Equipment Buyers' Guide

Harvest is the most exciting—and busiest—time of the year. When the time comes, you’ll want to be sure to be prepared with quality, reliable equipment that will take care of fruits of your labors.
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May 26, 2017
Irrigation, New Products
Jerry Gerdes, Product Manager of Water Application, Valley Irrigation

The Evolution of Corner Irrigation

As growers adopted the use of center pivot irrigation, they looked for ways to irrigate the corner area not covered by the pivot.
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May 26, 2017
Herbicide, New Products

New Product: Max Systems NanoRevolution 3.0

When Regulator 3.0 concentrate and NanoRevolution 3.0 are combined in a spray tank solution, they deliver weed-killing performance greater than the sum of its parts.
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May 26, 2017
Articles, Insecticide
Kay Ledbetter, Texas A&M University

Losing Ground: Neonicotinoids’ declining efficacy vs. psyllids

Neonicotinoids’ declining efficacy vs. psyllids
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May 25, 2017
New Products

Ensuring ROI from Drones

With so many precision ag and UAV options available, how can growers determine which solution is the best fit for them?
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May 25, 2017
Articles, Event Calendar

Documentary on Washington’s Potato History to Air

A recently released documentary will highlight how potatoes came to be one of Washington’s most important crops .
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May 25, 2017
Articles

Trimble to Acquire Müller-Elektronik

Trimble has signed an agreement to acquire privately-held Müller-Elektronik, a German company specializing in implement control and precision farming solutions.
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May 25, 2017
Herbicide
Willie Vogt

Survey: Palmer Amaranth ‘Most Troublesome’ Weed: No. 1 with a bullet, the weed gets named ‘most troublesome’ in new survey from the Weed Science Society of America.

No. 1 with a bullet, the weed gets named ‘most troublesome’ in new survey from the Weed Science Society of America.
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May 25, 2017
Event Calendar

Wisconsin Growers Work to Feed Starving Children: Mobile packing event set for June 17 in Stevens Point

Mobile packing event set for June 17 in Stevens Point
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May 25, 2017
Articles
Karen McMahon

The Cuba Effect: A new era of U.S.-Cuba relations presents opportunities and challenges for U.S. agriculture.

A new era of U.S.-Cuba relations presents opportunities and challenges for U.S. agriculture.
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May 25, 2017
Articles, Potato Equipment

Tough Stuff: Switching to cast polyurethane parts for high-impact, high-wear applications

Switching to cast polyurethane parts for high-impact, high-wear applications
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May 24, 2017
Potato Storage, Seed Potatoes
Mike Thornton & Nora Olsen, University of Idaho

Tender, Loving Care: Bruise prevention begins before planting

Bruise prevention begins before planting.
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May 24, 2017
Grower of the Month
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

The Diversifier: Grower Tyler Young of Little Compton, R.I.

Tyler Young of Little Compton, R.I.
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May 24, 2017
Articles
David Mitchell

Walmart to Begin Testing Skinny Potatoes

The idea behind the Skinny Potato is a response to the fact that consumers are trying to cut carbs. The 100-calorie product offers smaller portions, with 4- to 6-ounce potatoes.
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May 24, 2017
Articles

Robots Help Bring More Data to Agriculture

Many agricultural robotic companies are graduating into the market and in the process are transforming the value chain of agriculture.
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May 24, 2017
Fertilizer, New Products, Potato Equipment

New Product: Kuhn Axent 100.1 Precision Spreader

Kuhn North America introduces the Axent 100.1, which it calls the industry’s first precision fertilizer spreader.
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May 23, 2017
Articles

Peru: Latin America’s Leading Potato Producer

Peru’s Agriculture and Irrigation Ministry reports that the country has consolidated itself as the leading potato producer in Latin America.
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May 23, 2017
Seed Potatoes
Ally Koehler

Team Works to Grow Potatoes in Space: Find out how NASA is working with researchers to grow potatoes on Mars.

Find out how NASA is working with researchers to grow potatoes on Mars.
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May 23, 2017
Insecticide, Seed Potatoes
Tyne Logan and Kit Mochan

Australia: Psyllids Lead to Trade Restrictions: Hundreds of tons of seed potatoes go to waste

Hundreds of tons of seed potatoes go to waste
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May 23, 2017
Event Calendar

Calendar: FutureFarm Expo: Aug. 15-17 Pendleton, Ore.

Aug. 15-17 Pendleton, Ore.
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May 22, 2017
Articles

Nominations Open for Potatoes USA Board Members

Nominations are now open for new Potatoes USA board members for the 2018-2021 term.
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May 22, 2017
Articles

IPC Holding Recipe Photo Contest

The Idaho Potato Commission is calling all enthusiastic home cooks and shutterbugs to enter its recipe photo contest. Entrants can win up to $500.
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May 19, 2017
Irrigation

Modern Practices Changing the Face of Irrigation Control

Irrigation control has drastically changed throughout the years. We are able to fully monitor and control high-efficiency farm irrigation pumps and pivots from just about anywhere.
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May 19, 2017
Fertilizer, Fungicide, Insecticide, New Products

Isagro Focuses on Bio-Solutions

Isagro USA's ever-expanding bio-solutions portfolio is designed to serve growers seeking to meet consumer demand for more bio-based and organic food production.
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May 19, 2017
Articles

NPC Applauds Administration’s Trade Agenda Efforts

The National Potato Council expressed pleasure at the Trump administration’s announcement to renegotiate NAFTA.
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May 18, 2017
Articles

Global Chip Market Overview

The global potato chip market 2017 research report offers a replete and diligent analysis of the growth rate of the chip industry.
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May 18, 2017
Articles
Idaho Potato Commission

Idaho Potato Retail Display Contest Winners Announced

An all-expenses-paid vacation for two on Celebrity Cruises was awarded to each of the top six winners in the Idaho Potato Commission’s 2017 retail display contest,
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May 18, 2017
Articles

Japan’s Chip Shortage Likely to Linger

Japan's farm ministry expects the chip shortage to last until harvests get under way in September.
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May 18, 2017
Irrigation
Andrew Olson, Senior Water Application Specialist, Valley Irrigation

Five Facts about Your Current Sprinklers

It’s not uncommon to see sprinkler packages that should be reconsidered and possibly upgraded.
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May 18, 2017
Herbicide, Insecticide

HELM Agro U.S. Hires Regional Sales Manager

HELM Agro U.S., Inc. announces the hiring of Charlene Bedal as the company’s new West Coast regional sales manager.
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May 17, 2017
Event Calendar

Calendar: Potatoes USA Summer Meeting: Aug. 7-11 in Austin, Texas

Aug. 7-11 in Austin, Texas
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May 17, 2017
Herbicide, Top Five

Top 10 Weed Resistance Management Principles

To prolong the efficacy of existing herbicides like dicamba for future generations of growers, keep these resistance management principles in mind.
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May 17, 2017
Articles
USDA

USDA Disaster Assistance Available: In Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas

In Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas
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May 17, 2017
Herbicide
Forrest Laws

Different Modes of Action May be Needed for PPO-resistant Pigweed: Weed scientists seeking answers to controlling multiple-resistant Palmer amaranth

Scientists have been observing differences in performance for various herbicides since they began documenting resistance in Palmer amaranth to PPO inhibitor herbicides.
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May 15, 2017
Fungicide, Seed Potatoes

GE Potatoes Approved for Maine

The J.R. Simplot Co.’s Innate-branded Russet Burbank, Ranger Russet and Atlantic potatoes can now be planted in Maine fields.
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May 15, 2017
Irrigation

Hortau Celebrates 15 Years

Today, Hortau celebrates its 15-year anniversary as one of the pioneers in the ag tech space.
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May 12, 2017
Potato Harvesting
Tim Linden

California New Potato Crop to Peak in June

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May 12, 2017
Irrigation

Which Irrigation System is Right for You?

Flood, drip and mechanized are all commonly used types of crop irrigation. It’s important to understand the benefits and drawbacks of each type.
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May 12, 2017
Seed Potatoes

Potatoes USA Guatemala Trip a Success

A delegation representing Potatoes USA traveled to Guatemala in April to evaluate the condition of the first commercial import of U.S. seed potatoes.
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May 12, 2017
Articles

Potatoes USA Educates School Foodservice Operators

Potatoes USA and the School Nutrition Association helped educate school foodservice professionals on the potato industry and applications of potatoes in schools.
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May 12, 2017
Herbicide

Weed Scientist: ‘If It’s Working, Change It’: Growers should switch to new herbicide chemistries even if old ones are currently working.

Growers should switch to new herbicide chemistries even if old ones are currently working.
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May 11, 2017
Articles

NPC Endorses USDA Undersecretary for Trade

USDA secretary Sonny Perdue has established the position of undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs.
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May 11, 2017
Insecticide
Logan Hawkes

Agriculture Benefits Honey Bees

A new study has found that under the right conditions, the overall health of honey bee colonies can benefit as a result of row crop production.
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May 11, 2017
Articles

Climate Corporation Buys HydroBio: Denver-based firm brings irrigation-focused data analytics to The Climate Corporation

Denver-based firm brings irrigation-focused data analytics to The Climate Corporation
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May 11, 2017

Potatoes May be NAFTA Target: NPC asks Trump administration to address industry concerns in upcoming negotiations

NPC asks Trump administration to address industry concerns in upcoming negotiations
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May 11, 2017
Insecticide, New Products

New Product: SipcamRotam ReTurn: New pesticide aims to fill gap in controlling key pests

New pesticide aims to fill gap in controlling key pests
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May 10, 2017
Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide

FMC Appoints Harper Industry Relations Manager: Harper will lead association relationships for company

Mike Harper has been named industry relations manager for FMC Agricultural Solutions in the U.S. and Canada.
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May 10, 2017
New Products

Tomra Ships World’s Largest Steam Peeler

The Eco steam peeler stands more than 26 feet tall and has the capability to peel more than 1,400 pounds of potatoes in less than seven seconds.
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May 10, 2017

FDA to Fund GMO Campaign: $3 million for consumer outreach, education

$3 million for consumer outreach, education
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May 09, 2017
Event Calendar

Calendar: North Carolina Potato Festival: May 19-21 in Elizabeth City, N.C.

May 19-21 in Elizabeth City, N.C.
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May 09, 2017
Event Calendar, Irrigation

Calendar: Irrigation Show & Education Conference: Nov. 6-10 in Orlando, Fla.

Nov. 6-10 in Orlando, Fla.
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May 09, 2017
Irrigation, New Products

New Product: Net Irrigate xProxy Vibe: xProxy Vibe is free of all wires, enabling simple, affordable and fast connectivity between pump motors and the cloud.

xProxy Vibe is free of all wires, enabling simple, affordable and fast connectivity between pump motors and the cloud.
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May 09, 2017
Herbicide

Bayer to Sell Liberty Brands

Bayer said yesterday it has agreed to sell its Liberty-branded agro-chemicals and Liberty Link trait technology.
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May 08, 2017
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Gallery: Planting Time in Eastern Idaho

Potato Grower spent some time the the Fielding family's farm in Shelley, Idaho, last week during planting.
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May 08, 2017
Joan Conrow

Biotech Crop Cultivation Hits New Peak

The cultivation of genetically engineered crops has hit a new global peak, resulting in significant economic and environmental benefits.
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May 04, 2017
New Products, Potato Storage

Universities Partner on Potato Storage Project

A grant will focus on the development of an integrated miniaturized air scrubber and wireless distributed sensor network to monitor and control the environment for stored potatoes.
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May 04, 2017
Herbicide
Julienne Isaacs

Dicamba Drift a New Danger for Potatoes: Glyphosate has always been an issue, but new Xtend soybeans will likely see more dicamba applied.

Glyphosate has always been an issue, but new Xtend soybeans will likely see more dicamba applied.
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May 04, 2017
Event Calendar, Seed Potatoes

SunRain Varieties to Hold Open House: June 22

SunRain invites everyone in the industry to attend its annual open house, June 22, at the SunRain offices in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
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May 04, 2017
Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, New Products

New Product: Buntata App

New tool helps growers identify potato pests and diseases on the go
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May 03, 2017
Irrigation, New Products
Ashley Anderson, Associate Product Manager, Valley Irrigation

Merits of Irrigation Monitoring

Telemetry options for irrigation monitoring can help growers use their time and resources more efficiently
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May 02, 2017
Event Calendar

UMaine to Host Potato Disease Summit : International event will take place Nov. 9, focus on Dickeya

Two bacteria threatening the potato industry worldwide will be the focus of a Potato Disease Summit Nov. 9 in Bangor, Maine.
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May 02, 2017
Fertilizer, Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, New Products

New Product: Intact Drift Reduction Agent : Precision Laboratories partners with Monsanto

Precision Laboratories partners with Monsanto on Roundup Ready PLUS crop management solutions
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May 02, 2017
Herbicide, Insecticide

Vive Welcomes Jones to Board of Directors

Vive Crop Protection welcomed Jim Jones to its board of directors on May 2.
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May 01, 2017

Between the Rows: Nice Neighborhood: Who’s your neighbor? Any grower, anywhere

Who’s your neighbor? Any grower, anywhere
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