November 30, 2017
Grower of the Month
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Where He Belongs: Seed grower Doug Parkinson of Ellis, Idaho

Seed grower Doug Parkinson of Ellis, Idaho
Read More
November 30, 2017
Seed Potatoes, Smorgasbord

The Smorgasbord: Malou

For this month’s Smorgasbord, we turned to SunRain Potato Varieties, an Idaho-based company that grows and markets around 100 varieties of early-generation seed potatoes annually.
Read More
November 30, 2017
Articles

Potatoes USA Holds School Foodservice Recipe-Testing Roadshow

The test-and-learn event included recipe testing, student and parent focus groups, and marketing materials reviews.
Read More
November 30, 2017
Articles
Mark Monroe

Watts Brings Can-Do Attitude to Ag Aviation: After picking up the pieces, she became a national leader in the industry.

After picking up the pieces, she became a national leader in the industry.
Read More
November 30, 2017
Articles

Young Farmer Survey Shows Generation Ready to Defy Odds: Young farmers working to overcome barriers—land access, student debt, labor, health care

Young farmers working to overcome barriers—land access, student debt, labor, health care
Read More
November 29, 2017
Articles

Origin Story: Pinpointing the sources of potato psyllids arriving in Pacific Northwest potatoes

Pinpointing the sources of potato psyllids arriving in Pacific Northwest potatoes
Read More
November 29, 2017
Articles
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Genes in Storage: Husband and wife dig into what genes lead to longer potato storability

Husband and wife dig into what genes lead to longer potato storability
Read More
November 29, 2017
Insecticide, New Products

AMVAC to Market ReTurn XL

ReTurn XL is a broad-spectrum oxymyl-based product formulated to manage nematodes and control various sucking and chewing insects in potato, cotton, tobacco and peanut crops.
Read More
November 29, 2017
Top Five

Top 5: Frozen Potato Market Forecast

The global frozen potato market is expected to see moderate growth over the next five years.
Read More
November 29, 2017
Articles
Teresa Farney

Colorado’s Climate, Elevation Good for Culinary Potatoes

Local chefs love the San Luis Valley for its potatoes. The area is the second-largest U.S. potato-growing region, with more than 70 varieties grown there.
Read More
November 29, 2017
Articles, Seed Potatoes

Organic Farm Wins Award for New Potato

Wood Prairie Family Farm in Maine won a Green Thumb Award for its Organic Potato Plant Detective, named one of the two best new edible plant introductions in the United States.
Read More
November 28, 2017
Articles

Simplot, Iden Team Up to Improve Potatoes

Iden Biotechnology and JR Simplot Company signed an agreement to explore the genetic potential for nutritional enrichment in potatoes.
Read More
November 28, 2017
Articles, Seed Potatoes

Solynta Secures Backing for Hybrid Seed

Solynta will use this financing round to continue its potato breeding activities and to build a strong commercial organization that can address the billion-dollar challenges in the potato supply chain.
Read More
November 28, 2017
Fertilizer, New Products

New Product: Potato Lono by Levity CropScience

Potato Lono improves photosynthesis and helps crops increase carbon efficiency during times of stress, improving tuber initiation and bulking.
Read More
November 27, 2017
Articles

Barclay Joins Crystal Green Team

Ostara’s Crystal Green Nutrients Division has announced the appointment of Scott Barclay as technical sales manager for the western U.S. region.
Read More
November 24, 2017
Articles
Jim Offner

Potandon Launches CarbSmart Yellow Potatoes

Potandon Produce introduced its low-carbohydrate CarbSmart potato at Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit show in October.
Read More
November 23, 2017
Articles
Charles Eichacker

Maine Farmers Take to Growing in Fall, Winter: Under greenhouses and blankets, they're shepherding root crops and leafy greens for year-round deliveries.

Under greenhouses and blankets, they're shepherding root crops and leafy greens for year-round deliveries.
Read More
November 22, 2017
Articles
Luke Runyon

Colorado Growers Taxed Themselves to Save Water Supply

Colorado farmers have tried a bold experiment: They're taxing themselves to boost conservation.
Read More
November 22, 2017
Irrigation

Data Leads to Smarter Pivot Irrigation

Information is one of the most powerful tools growers have in their arsenal – and the methods we use to gather it are always advancing.
Read More
November 22, 2017
New Products, Potato Harvesting

New Product: Grimme Ventor 4150 Self-Propelled Harvester

The Ventor 4150 is the first road legal self-propelled four-row potato harvester to be fitted with the SE system, which doubles productivity when compared to a two-row harvester.
Read More
November 22, 2017
Articles

Potato Disease Summit held in Maine

Read More
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.
Read More
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.
Read More
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.
Read More
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.
Read More
November 15, 2017
Event Calendar

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

Nov. 18 at 40 Northwest locations
Read More
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.
Read More
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.
Read More
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.
Read More
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.
Read More
November 13, 2017
Articles

Caribou Russet to be More Widely Available

Read More
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.
Read More
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.
Read More
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.
Read More
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.
Read More
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.
Read More
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.
Read More
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.
Read More
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?
Read More
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.
Read More
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.
Read More
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.
Read More
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
Read More
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.
Read More
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.
Read More
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.
Read More
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
Read More
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.
Read More
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
Read More
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
Read More
November 01, 2017
Articles
Nora Olsen & Mary Jo Frazier, University of Idaho

Weighing In: Managing weight loss in storage

Managing weight loss in storage
Read More
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.
Read More
November 01, 2017
Articles

FMC Completes Transactions with DuPont

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