September 29, 2017
Articles

Valley Promotes Wacker, Siekman in Global Roles

Valley Irrigation announces the promotions of Jodi Wacker to vice president of global human resources–irrigation and tubing, and Darren Siekman to vice president of global business development–irrigation and tubing.
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September 29, 2017
Articles

PlantResponse Adds to Leadership Team: Industry veterans Rad Page and John Kruse join the growing team at PlantResponse.

Industry veterans Rad Page and John Kruse join the growing team at PlantResponse.
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September 29, 2017
Articles, Potato Equipment

AGCO Invests in Maryland Facility

Industry-leading assembly line equipment, technology and warehouse expansion support increasing Massey Ferguson tractor demand.
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September 28, 2017
Articles
Betsy Bloom

Michigan Harvest Starts after ‘Challenging’ Year

The weather made for a strange growing season for at least one Michigan potato grower.
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September 28, 2017
Articles

Heat Delays Eastern Canada Harvest

The sweltering late September weather is putting some Ontario growers in a difficult position.
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September 28, 2017
New Products

New Product: Tomra ACT Sorter

Tomra Sorting Food has launched an enhanced sorting solution that removes more than 98 percent of all typical foreign objects found in product streams after washing and peeling.
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September 27, 2017
Articles

Valent Launches Sustainable Solutions Business Unit

New division is completely dedicated to supporting the industry in the adoption and integration of sustainable production practices for crop protection, productivity, and yield enhancement products and technologies.
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September 26, 2017
Articles

Potato TV to Debut at Potato Expo 2018: ‘The Eye’ will stream live from the Potato Expo trade show floor on Facebook Live and YouTube.

‘The Eye’ will stream live from the Potato Expo trade show floor on Facebook Live and YouTube.
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September 26, 2017
New Products

GPS Guidance Option Improves Zimmatic 9500L : New option gives growers precise control over lateral irrigation systems

New option gives growers precise control over lateral irrigation systems
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September 26, 2017
New Products, Potato Equipment

Tong Caretaker Adds Trailer-Reversing Sensors

The new trailer-reversing system features a fully adjustable proximity sensor that detects the position of the trailer while reversing and signals the driver once it is in place for tipping.
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September 25, 2017
Articles
Matt Swayne

Purple Potatoes May Help Prevent Colon Cancer

A diet that includes plenty of colorful vegetables and fruits may contain compounds that can stop colon cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases.
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September 25, 2017
Articles

Brookside Agra Names Doerschuck as Compliance Manager

Brookside Agra has hired Mary Doerschuck of Okawville, Ill., the company’s product registration and compliance manager.
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September 25, 2017
Articles
Dennis Rettke

Larger Potatoes in Store from Colorado

Favorable weather has helped foster ideal conditions throughout the San Luis Valley's growing season, and potato sizes are expected to average larger than previous years.
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September 22, 2017
Articles

Is Irrigation Water Actually Reaching the Roots?

Before planning your next irrigation pass, take soil texture, soil structure and infiltration rate into consideration.
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September 22, 2017
Articles

Evaluating the Design of Your Pivot Package

As we progress through harvest, many of us are also evaluating the performance of the sprinkler packages on our center pivot irrigation systems.
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September 21, 2017
Articles

First Female Grower Named to Idaho Commission

The Idaho Potato Commission announced Mary Hasenoehrl of Gross Farms as the first female to represent potato growers on the commission.
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September 21, 2017
Articles

Study Identifies ZC-Tolerant Potatoes

California and Mexico researchers have identified four lines that expressed resistance to zebra chip bacteria.
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September 21, 2017
Articles

Government Backs Cavendish Plant in Alberta: Federal, provincial governments pledge over $22 million toward related costs

Federal, provincial governments pledge over $22 million toward related costs in Lethbridge, Alberta.
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September 19, 2017
Articles
Barb Glen

Promising Varieties Head to Trials, Buyers: Breeders consider end use, shape, color and disease resistance

Breeders consider end use, shape, color and disease resistance
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September 19, 2017
Articles
Lukie Pieterse

Management Practices for Corky Ringspot

The Plant Management Network has released a presentation on management practices for corky ringspot.
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September 18, 2017
Articles
Barb Glen

Research Looks at Potato Production’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Discovering a way to reduce nitrous oxide emissions could improve sustainability and market access.

Discovering a way to reduce nitrous oxide emissions could improve sustainability and market access.
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September 18, 2017
Articles

2016 Numbers Average for Wisconsin Potatoes

Recently released official statistics show Wisconsin potato production totaled 27.8 million hundredweight during the 2016 growing season.
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September 18, 2017
Articles
Greg Johnson

Potatoes, Apples Look to Break Commodity Mold

Everyone intuitively knows it’s healthy to eat apples and potatoes, and both are poised for healthy seasons.
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September 18, 2017
Articles
Lukie Pieterse

Research: Straw Mulch Increases Yield, Suppresses Weeds

Application of straw mulch at emergence consistently increased total and marketable A-size yields for late-season cultivars.
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September 18, 2017
Articles

U.S. Russet Volume Appears Down

Suspicions across the country are that the russet potato supply is down somewhat.
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September 15, 2017
New Products

BioSafe Offers Thermal Fogging Solutions for Storage

BioSafe Systems offers thermal fogging applications with StorOx 2.0 or SaniDate 5.0 that will control pathogens in storage and help heal wounds from harvest.
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September 14, 2017
Articles

Compass Adds Agricultural Expertise to Team: Industry veterans Sean Knapp, Ron Restum and Cole Hansen join Compass Minerals’ plant nutrition division

Industry veterans Sean Knapp, Ron Restum and Cole Hansen join Compass Minerals’ plant nutrition division
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September 14, 2017
Articles

Japan Resumes Idaho Potato Imports

The Japanese government on Tuesday lifted an import ban on potatoes grown in Idaho.
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September 13, 2017
Articles
Tad Thompson, The Produce News

Demand for Specialty Potatoes May Lead to Bushmans’ Expansion

For Bushmans’ Inc., and other Wisconsin growers, the potato crop this fall is looking very good.
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September 13, 2017
Articles
Kathleen Thomas Gaspar

Yellows, Organics Strong in Colorado

An uptick in yellow potato production ushered in the 2017 new potato crop for Monte Vista Potato Growers.
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September 11, 2017
New Products
Jim Breen

Grimme Wheels Out its Biggest Potato Harvester Yet

With no less than 530 horsepower at its disposal, the four-row Ventor 4150 comes with a spacious 15-ton hopper.
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September 11, 2017
Articles
Liz Wagner

Pa. Growers Dig into Potato Trials

Growers from eastern Pennsylvania attended a twilight potato field meeting in Bath, Pa., last week to see the results of a number of potato trials and discuss pest problems.
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September 09, 2017
Articles
Rand Green

Lamb Weston Campaign to Help Idaho Potatoes

Lamb Weston recently made an announcement regarding its new “Grown in Idaho” frozen potato products line. The Idaho Potato Commission says the announcement will effectively extend the commission’s advertising message year-round.
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September 08, 2017
New Products

Product: Tong Caretaker Mobile Grader

Tong has been manufacturing the market-leading Caretaker grading machine since 1980 but remains driven keep it at the forefront of crop cleaning and grading technology.
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September 08, 2017
Articles
Betsy Z. Russell

Big Idaho Potato Truck to Get High-Tech Revamp

The giant, six-ton Idaho potato that tours the country on the back of a semi-truck to promote Idaho’s most famous crop is getting a revamp this year, and by next spring, it might even glow in the dark.
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September 08, 2017
Articles
Ken Anderson

Lighthizer Claims Progress in NAFTA Talks

U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer says there was some progress in the second round of NAFTA talks in Mexico.
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September 08, 2017
Articles
Tad Thompson, The Produce News

Markets Should Reward Lowered Supply

Early estimates suggest that Wisconsin’s potato crop may be down roughly 5 percent this fall. But if prices hold strong, the decreased supply is more than compensating for lost production.
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September 07, 2017
Articles
Mike Thornton & Nora Olsen, University of Idaho

The Importance of Tuber Condition in Preventing Blackspot Bruise

This growing season's environmental conditions have the potential to greatly influence the susceptibility of tubers to bruise damage.
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September 06, 2017
Articles
M. Charles Gould & Aluel S. Go, Michigan State University Extension

Replacing Inefficient Irrigation Systems: Farm energy efficiency tour highlights multiple energy efficiency practices, including center pivot system and low-elevation spray application.

Farm energy efficiency tour highlights multiple energy efficiency practices, including center pivot system and low-elevation spray application.
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September 06, 2017
Articles
Stacie Smith

Sackett Potatoes Continues to Grow, Invest in Community

Michigan leads the country in potatoes for potato chip production. Sackett Potatoes has been part of that legacy for more than 100 years.
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September 06, 2017
Articles
Harriet Jones

Perdue: Ag Can Lead Immigration Reform

Ag secretary Sonny Perdue said he hopes progress toward immigration reforms around farm labor could lead to a more comprehensive immigration policy fix.
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September 05, 2017
New Products, Potato Equipment

New Product: Whalen Truck Scale

Whalen’s high-resolution scale for semi truck transporting potatoes, grain, livestock and liquid, is built for air ride trailers.
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September 05, 2017
Articles

Bayer, 4-H to Grow Tomorrow’s Science Leaders: Collaboration will fuel passion for science among young people nationwide and cultivate the next generation of innovators shaping agriculture, food an

Collaboration will fuel passion for science among young people nationwide and cultivate the next generation of innovators shaping agriculture, food and health.
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September 05, 2017
Articles

Cornell Receives Funding to Fight N.Y. Nematodes

Federal dollars will be heading to Cornell University to help protect New York’s potato farms from invasive species.
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September 02, 2017
New Products

Ram Launches 2018 Harvest Edition

Ram is celebrating its agricultural bonds with a new pickup truck model designed specifically for America’s farm families.
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September 01, 2017
New Products, Potato Equipment

New Product: Kuhn Krause Dominator 4860

The new Dominator 4860 primary tillage system meets the product requests voiced by customers searching for optimal tilled width productivity.
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September 01, 2017
New Products
Matt Ehlers, Syngenta

Double-Barreled Protection: Syngenta combines two active ingredients to fight late blight

Syngenta's Orondis Opti fungicide
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September 01, 2017
Articles
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Between the Rows: Legends of the Fall: Behold the upcoming harvest in all its glory

Behold the upcoming harvest in all its glory
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