June 30, 2017
Articles

N.C. Harvest Ramps Up

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June 30, 2017
Articles

Wisconsin Re-elects Potato Board Members

State potato growers re-elected three growers to the Wisconsin Potato Industry Board.
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June 30, 2017
Articles
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Buyers’ Guide: Trucks, Bulk Beds & Trailers

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June 29, 2017
Smorgasbord

The Smorgasbord: Sierra Rose

In this month’s Smorgasbord, we take a look at Sierra Rose, a gourmet yellow flesh/red skin potato for the specialty market.
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June 29, 2017
Articles
Phillip Wharton, University of Idaho

Shades of Gray: Management of gray mold in potato

Management of gray mold in potato
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June 29, 2017
Articles
John Keeling, Executive VP and CEO, National Potato Council

Neighbor to Neighbor: NAFTA takes center stage in trade debate

NAFTA takes center stage in trade debate
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June 28, 2017
Seed Potatoes

Crossing Over: First large-scale hybrid seed potatoes showing promise

Solynta started the development of a hybrid potato about 10 years ago. In 2015, the first parental lines were crossed in such a way that a hybrid potato was created.
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June 28, 2017
Articles, Irrigation, Top Five
Rich Panowicz, Vice President of North American Sales, Valley Irrigation

Top 5: What to Know Before Buying a Pivot

Here is a list of five questions and considerations your dad may not have covered with you about buying a center pivot for irrigating the farm.
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June 28, 2017
Articles
Rachael Lynch, Global Marketing Manager, Potatoes USA

Potatoes Continue to Raise the Bar

Salad Bar Challenge still going strong two years in
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June 27, 2017
Articles, Irrigation
Lindsay Irrigation

Deeper Look: Technology helps improve production, maximize profit potential

Technology helps improve production, maximize profit potential
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June 27, 2017
Articles, Irrigation

Feeling the Pressure: Connecting pressure, flow and overall efficiency

Connecting pressure, flow and overall efficiency
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June 27, 2017
Articles, Irrigation

Put That in Your Pipe: Why are your pipelines rusting, when your neighbors’ aren’t?

Why are your pipelines rusting, when your neighbors’ aren’t?
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June 27, 2017
Articles
Frank Muir, IPC President and CEO

Always Selling High: Idaho potatoes are a proven premium brand

Idaho potatoes are a proven premium brand
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June 26, 2017
Articles, Irrigation
Agri-Inject

Simple & Effective: Getting started with chemigation

Getting started with chemigation
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June 26, 2017
Articles, Potato Storage

Thinking Inside the Box: Maximizing potato storage success through box storage

Maximizing potato storage success through box storage
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June 24, 2017
Articles
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Between the Rows: Heck of a Season: Real measures of success

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June 23, 2017
Articles, Herbicide

A Prescription for Managing Weed Resistance: Growers need a multifaceted approach to prevent and manage the costly challenges posed by weeds.

Growers need a multifaceted approach to prevent and manage the costly challenges posed by weeds.
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June 22, 2017
Articles, New Products

Tong Launches New Fieldloader Options

Tong Engineering introduces new design options on its popular Fieldloader, including unique automatic transport mode features.
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June 22, 2017
Articles
Kate Walz

IPC Adds Promotion Director

The Idaho Potato Commission recently hired Matt Brigotti as its foodservice promotions director for the Northeast and Midwest.
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June 21, 2017
Articles

Ag World Golf Classic Aids Ailing Families

The 4th Annual Ag World Golf Classic raised over $73,000 to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Inland Northwest.
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June 21, 2017
Articles

Researchers Engineer Heat Tolerance in Potatoes

Scientists have developed a technique to engineer heat tolerance in potato crops, potentially providing potato breeders with a valuable tool.
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June 20, 2017
Articles

Controlling Colorado Potato Beetles

The Colorado potato beetle can cause significant losses in potato crops.
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June 20, 2017
Articles, New Products

Managing White Mold

Prevalent in Idaho and the Pacific Northwest, white mold develops in areas with dense canopy growth and moist conditions.
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June 20, 2017
Articles, Irrigation, New Products

VRI Helps Growers Increase Efficiency, Yields

Precise water application, water savings and, of course, increased yields are just a few of the advantages offered by Valley Variable Rate Irrigation.
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June 20, 2017
Articles, Irrigation

Making the Switch from Surface Irrigation

There are a lot of factors to consider when converting to a different form of irrigation. What type of irrigation should you switch to? What changes will need to be made to your management? How do you make this transition as easy as possible?
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June 19, 2017
Articles, New Products

Tomra Sorting Machines Proving Their Worth

Belgian company Van Roey & Zonen has increased its efficiency and output since installing Tomra's optical sorting technology.
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June 19, 2017
Articles
Michael Easter

Potato: The Original Superfood: Plain old spuds are the original superfood. We should all be eating more of them.

Plain old spuds are the original superfood. We should all be eating more of them.
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June 19, 2017
Articles

Chinese Scientists to Attempt Lunar-Grown Potatoes

Chinese scientists will attempt to grow potatoes on the moon as part of a forthcoming lunar mission.
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June 19, 2017
Articles, Irrigation, New Products

Effectively Irrigating Corners

The key to higher-quality crops comes down to uniformity, and that means achieving an even distribution of water over the entire corner of a field.
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June 16, 2017
Articles

Bayer Launches Sustainability Initiative for Growers: The Grow On program provides growers with resources to identify, implement and communicate sustainable farm practices to stakeholders.

The Grow On program provides growers with resources to identify, implement and communicate sustainable farm practices to stakeholders.
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June 16, 2017
Articles, New Products

Isagro to Market Vestaron’s Spear-T

Isagro USA has signed an agreement to market Vestaron’s Spear-T biological insecticide for use on greenhouse vegetables in the U.S.
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June 16, 2017
Articles

Drexel Hires New Sales Reps

Drexel Chemical Company announces the addition of Kyle Herring and David Davis as its sales representatives and on the East Coast and in the Pacific Northwest, respectively.
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June 15, 2017
Articles

Whitaker Named CEO of AGCO-Amity JV

AGCO-Amity JV announces the appointment of Keith Whitaker to the position of CEO.
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June 15, 2017
Articles

Researchers Working on Sensor Network to Fight Rot

Through a recently awarded grant, Boise State University working to develop a wireless sensor network that would detect temperature, humidity levels, and carbon dioxide and ammonia levels in real time.
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June 15, 2017
Articles
Noah Rosenzweig, Saltanat Mambetova, Paula Somohano and Chris Long

Aerial Stem Rot, Blackleg, Soft Rot in Michigan : Aerial stem rot, blackleg and tuber soft rot was recently detected in Michigan potato fields. Like the past two growing seasons, these diseases contin

Aerial stem rot, blackleg and tuber soft rot was recently detected in Michigan potato fields. Like the past two growing seasons, these diseases continue to be a problem.
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June 15, 2017
Articles
Marco Azzaretti, Advanced Inspection Systems Product Manager, Key Technology

A Step Change in Digital Sorting

From the sorter’s mechanical architecture to its sensors, software, ejection system, user interface and more, both incremental and disruptive changes have been brought to the market.
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June 15, 2017
Articles
Anna Starostinetskaya

Potato-Based Vegan Milk Debuts in China: Vegan milk brand Veggemo is now available for the largely lactose-intolerant population of China.

Vegan milk brand Veggemo is now available for the largely lactose-intolerant population of China.
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June 14, 2017
Articles

No-Till Potato Planting

Ever wonder what no-till potato planting looks like? The crew at Red Hill Farms in Pitman, Pa., is happy to demonstrate.
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June 14, 2017
Articles
Noah Rosenzweig, Lee Duynslager, Phill Wharton & Kathleen Baker

Potential Survival of Potato Volunteers in Michigan: The Potato Volunteer Survival website, used for estimating potential survival of potato volunteers in Michigan, is now available for 2017 risk estimat

The Potato Volunteer Survival website, used for estimating potential survival of potato volunteers in Michigan, is now available for 2017 risk estimation.
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June 14, 2017
Articles

Lamb Weston Launches Idaho-Branded Frozen Products

Lamb Weston recently introduced Grown In Idaho, a new brand of frozen fries and potato products cut with the skin on and made from 100 percent real Idaho potatoes.
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June 14, 2017
Articles

New Zealand Growers Tout Low-Carb Potato

Some Kiwi potato growers have created a new kind of potato they claim has 40 percent fewer carbohydrates.
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June 12, 2017
Articles
Wendy Culverwell

Lamb Weston Expands Washington Facilities

Lamb Weston broke ground this month on a $3.4 million storage center in Pasco, Wash.
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June 09, 2017
Articles
Jason Kosovski

CSU to Study Spread of Potato Pathogens

Colorado State University will receive $264,600 in funding from the USDA to study the spread of pathogens in U.S potato crops.
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June 09, 2017
Articles
Shelley Steeves

New Brunswick Growers Launch Vodka Venture

Blue Roof Distillers has joined a small handful of distillers in Canada making the product.
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June 09, 2017
Articles, Event Calendar

NPC Summer Meeting in Denver

The National Potato Council (NPC) summer meeting will take place at the Brown Palace in Denver, June 28-30.
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June 09, 2017
Articles

Yellows Continue to Gain Market Share

Yellow potatoes continue to gain market share, mostly at the expense of russets and whites.
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June 07, 2017
Articles
Chuck Abbott

Survey: Producers Favor NAFTA Renegotiation

U.S. farmers and ranchers solidly support renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, according to a Purdue University survey.
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June 06, 2017
Articles, Seed Potatoes
Jonathan Knutson

Red River Valley Potato Industry Connected to Angola

Andrew Robinson is a familiar face in the Red River Valley potato industry. Now some of the players in Angola’s potato industry know him, too
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June 06, 2017
Articles

AGCO Awarded U.S. Communities Contract : Contract provides more than 70,000 state and local agencies access to AGCO products under Massey Ferguson, Challenger brands

Contract provides more than 70,000 state and local agencies access to AGCO products under Massey Ferguson, Challenger brands
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June 06, 2017
Fertilizer, Insecticide

Vive, SipcamRotam Announce Partnership

Vive Crop Protection and SipcamRotam announce a partnership to bring to market new products containing Vive’s Allosperse Delivery System.
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June 06, 2017
Event Calendar

Calendar: AgroExpo 2017: Aug. 15-16 in St. Johns, Mich.

Aug. 15-16 in St. Johns, Mich.
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June 05, 2017
Articles, Fertilizer
William Lamont

Fertility Considerations for Potatoes: The following should be considered when developing a fertilizer program for potato production.

The following should be considered when developing a fertilizer program for potato production.
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June 05, 2017
Articles
Chuck Abbott

Perdue: USDA to Help Farmers Adapt to Climate Change

Agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue says the USDA is “committed to digging ever deeper into research to develop better methods of agricultural production in that changing climate.”
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June 05, 2017
Fertilizer, New Products

Product: Simplot GAL-XeONE Controlled Release Fertilizer

Simplot’s GAL-XeONE controlled release fertilizer was recognized at the 33rd annual Space Symposium.
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June 05, 2017
Irrigation

Wisc. Law Protects Environment, Provides Ag Stability: WPVGA praise action on science-based water policy

WPVGA praise action on science-based water policy
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June 05, 2017
Articles
Pat Bushey

Klamath County Welcomes Dehydration Plant

Perhaps a dozen jobs doesn’t seem like a big number, but when those jobs are being filled in the local agricultural infrastructure in a town of fewer than a thousand people, it is a big deal.
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June 03, 2017
Articles

Wilbur-Ellis Partners with S&W Seed

Wilbur-Ellis Agribusiness announces an agreement with S&W Seed Company to provide S&W’s alfalfa seed varieties at Wilbur-Ellis’s retail locations throughout the U.S.
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June 02, 2017
Irrigation, New Products
Ben Hirschfeld, Project Sales Manager, Valley Water Management

Tips for Managing Field Irrigation

A few simple steps in implementing technology can improve the efficacy of your irrigation methods.
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June 02, 2017
Herbicide

Tough Mid-Season Weed: Kochia

Kochia is extremely competitive and, if left uncontrolled, can result in severe yield loss.
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June 02, 2017
Herbicide

Pigweeds Prone to Escape: Growers urged to get an early jump on waterhemp, Palmer amaranth

Growers urged to get an early jump on waterhemp, Palmer amaranth
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June 02, 2017
Fertilizer, New Products

New Product: Max Systems NanoZyme 2.0, Nano Brown Sugar

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June 01, 2017
Insecticide
Erik J. Wenninger, University of Idaho

Lso-positive Psyllid Found in Idaho

The first Lso-positive potato psyllid of the season was found this week by researchers in southern Idaho.
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June 01, 2017
Articles, Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide
David Bennett

Court Rules against UAV Registry through FAA: Aerial applicators to ask Congress to address safety concerns

Aerial applicators to ask Congress to address safety concerns
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June 01, 2017
Herbicide, New Products

Dealing with Horseweed (Marestail)

As young crops continue to grow, growers should look out for horseweed (also known as marestail).
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June 01, 2017
Insecticide, New Products

Protecting Against Colorado Potato Beetle

The Colorado potato beetle can cause significant losses in potato crops. Growers can roughly predict the emergence of the Colorado potato beetle with the aid of degree day models.
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June 01, 2017
Event Calendar
Phil Kaatz, Michigan State University Extension

Calendar: Early Career Agribusiness Professional Development

“Bridging the Experience Gap” is an educational program for young professionals involved in agriculture who want to sharpen their skills and better understand production systems.
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June 01, 2017
Articles

Volm, Wyma Announce Strategic Partnership

Volm Companies, the leading North American supplier of fresh produce packaging and equipment automation solutions, announces a formal strategic partnership with Wyma Solutions, the global expert in post-harvest fresh and processed handling solutions.
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