November 17, 2017
Articles
Morgan Childs

Czech Institute Introduces Purple Potato Variety

At the Potato Research Institute in Havlíckuv Brod, Czech Republic, geneticists have been breeding an agricultural product that would have been unthinkable in 1920s Czechoslovakia.
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November 17, 2017
Articles
Eric Hamilton

Potato Specimens Transferred to Wisconsin State Herbarium

At the end of October, David Spooner transferred a large collection of potato specimens from around the Americas from the U.S. Potato Genebank in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., to the Wisconsin State Herbarium on the UW–Madison campus.
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November 15, 2017
Articles

Syngenta Names Scholarship Winners

Syngenta has named University of Hawaii student Aimee Uyehara and Virginia Tech student Abigail Han as the national winners of the Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship.
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November 15, 2017
Articles

N.D. Potatoes, Sugarbeets Up: Corn, soybeans down

Sugarbeet production is forecast to be up 4 percent to 6.5 million tons in North Dakota, and the state's potato production up 16 percent to 25.2 million hundredweight.
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November 15, 2017
Event Calendar

Calendar: Women in Ag Conference: Nov. 18 at 40 Northwest locations

Nov. 18 at 40 Northwest locations
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November 15, 2017
New Products

Bosch Moves into Ag Tech Market

The market for agricultural technology is growing worldwide. It is also a lucrative field for Bosch.
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November 15, 2017
Articles

Students Help Create New Value from Potatoes: Penn State Ag Sciences students are in the trenches with Sterman Masser Farms to find new and convenient potato products.

Penn State Ag Sciences students are in the trenches with Sterman Masser Farms to find new and convenient potato products.
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November 13, 2017
Articles
April Baumgarten

Red River Valley Faces Trucking Shortage

Red River Valley potato producers had a strong start to the shipping season this year despite a lack of available truckers. But the trucking shortage likely won’t improve as the holidays approach.
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November 13, 2017
Articles
National Potato Council

NPC Applauds U.S. Trade Victory in Indonesia

The National Potato Council applauds the U.S. Trade Representative’s victory in the World Trade Organization case against Indonesia’s restrictive import licensing scheme.
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November 13, 2017
Articles

Caribou Russet to be More Widely Available

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November 10, 2017
Fertilizer, New Products

Product: ESN Smart Nitrogen

When it comes to nitrogen uptake, potatoes are an entirely different animal from grains, oilseeds and other crops.
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November 09, 2017
New Products

New Product: ProAcqua Nutrients by Compass

A uniquely formulated line of highly soluble plant nutrition, ProAcqua products are made with high-quality ingredients and proven agronomic blends that complement the way growers manage their nutritional programs.
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November 08, 2017
New Products

Valley Given AE50 Award for X-Tec Advanced Center Drive

The innovative design of the X-Tec advanced center drive from Valley Irrigation has received an AE50 award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
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November 08, 2017
New Products

Farm At Hand Launches Premium Features

Farm At Hand introduces a new suite of premium features starting with Crop Planner, a planning tool to take farmers from 30,000-foot plans down to field specific prescriptions.
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November 07, 2017
Articles
David Tenenbaum

Research Station Curator Keeps Things Running Smoothly

Sam Perez and other employees at the research station in Hancock, Wis., help growers decide when to market their stored potatoes.
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November 06, 2017
Articles
Carrie Snider

Idaho Yields Lower, but Quality High

The weather didn’t always cooperate during Idaho’s 2017 potato-growing season, but in the end, producers turned out high-quality potatoes around the state.
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November 06, 2017
New Products

New Product: Nano-Pro Adjuvant from Aqua-Yield

Aqua-Yield introduces its Nano-Pro herbicide adjuvant, which requires only a 4-ounce-per-acre application rate.
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November 06, 2017
Articles
Phillip Nolte, UI extension seed potato specialist

Potato Pest Management Isn’t Likely to Get Easier

Have we learned anything in the last couple of decades that could help us get through the next two?
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November 06, 2017
New Products, Articles

New Product: PSR+ Field Spectroradiometer

Using a field spectroradiometer such as the Spectral Evolution PSR+, a researcher can get an estimate of potassium content in soil.
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November 04, 2017
Articles

Heartland Farms Shines at Energy Efficiency

At Heartland Farms, lighting and equipment upgrades have been made possible with incentives from Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy program.
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November 03, 2017
Smorgasbord

The Smorgasbord: Palisade Russet

Palisade Russet is a dual-purpose russet introduced in 2012. It has displayed low sugar end occurrence and outstanding disease resistance.
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November 03, 2017
Articles

Washington Grown: A unique method for sharing agriculture’s story

TV show proves to be unique method for sharing agriculture’s story
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November 03, 2017
Articles
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Between the Rows: Farms, Family Feuds and Forgiveness: Let’s keep it together this Thanksgiving.

Let’s keep it together this Thanksgiving.
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November 03, 2017
Articles

Tiger-Sul Adds Technical Agronomist

Tiger-Sul Products has bolstered its research and development and agronomic offering with the addition of a new technical agronomist, David Annis, Jr.
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November 03, 2017
Articles
John Toaspern

Record-Breaking Performance: U.S. potato exports are at record levels. But there is still lots of opportunity for growth.

U.S. potato exports are at record levels. But there is still lots of opportunity for growth.
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November 03, 2017
Articles
Buzz Shahan, Chief Operating Officer, United Potato Growers of America

Wine and Fresh Potatoes: The immense value of market data

The immense value of market data
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November 02, 2017
Articles, Irrigation
Preston Parmley

Maintenance Tips for Extending the Life of Pivots

One of the most important pieces of equipment to have operating flawlessly, pass after pass, is your center pivot or linear irrigation machine.
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November 02, 2017
Articles
Marlon Winger, Soil Health Specialist, USDA-NRCS

The Tip of the Spear: Maintaining soil health while growing high-disturbance crops

Maintaining soil health while growing high-disturbance crops
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November 01, 2017
Articles
Andrei Alyokin, University of Maine

Death, Taxes and Beetles: Mitigating the consistent threat posed by Colorado potato beetles

Mitigating the consistent threat posed by Colorado potato beetles
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November 01, 2017
Articles
Nora Olsen & Mary Jo Frazier, University of Idaho

Weighing In: Managing weight loss in storage

Managing weight loss in storage
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November 01, 2017
Articles
Tom Karst

Potato Crop Likely Off 2016 Mark

Although the first official U.S. fall potato production estimate won’t be released until Nov. 9, early signs point to flat to lower total output this year.
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November 01, 2017
Articles

FMC Completes Transactions with DuPont

FMC Corporation has successfully completed the closing of its two pending transactions with DuPont.
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