February 28, 2018
Articles
Lukie Pieterse

Arctic Seed Vault ‘Key to Future Global Grops’

A special vault has been built in the Arctic to store thousands of seeds as some scientists fear the impact climate change and prolonged conflicts could have devastating consequences on food crops around the world.
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February 28, 2018
Seed Potatoes, Smorgasbord

The Smorgasbord: Red Endeavor

Red Endeavor is a late-maturing red table-stock variety developed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison breeding program.
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February 28, 2018
Articles
Chris Koger

USDA Appoints New Potatoes USA Board Members

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has appointed 16 new grower-members to the National Potato Promotion Board.
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February 28, 2018
Articles
Scott Weybright, Washington State University

Faster Soil Tests Now at Growers’ Fingertips

Soil pathogen testing could soon be done accurately, quickly, inexpensively and on-site, thanks to research that Washington State University scientists are sharing.
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February 28, 2018
Articles
Tom Karst

U.S. Potato Exports Set Record in 2017

U.S. potato and potato product exports grew 4.58 percent in volume and 4.63 percent in value from 2016 to 2017, according to Potatoes USA.
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February 27, 2018
Irrigation, New Products

Product: Lindsay FieldNET App Upgrade: Upgrade gives growers added convenience and mobility

Upgrade gives growers added convenience and mobility
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February 27, 2018
Articles

Helm Names Hoger National Sales Manager

HELM Agro US, Inc. has hired Michael Hoger as its new national sales manager.
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February 27, 2018
New Products

Fertilizer & Growth Promoter Buyers’ Guide

The outside observer may think farming is as simple as throwing some seed in the ground, watering it once in a while, and waiting for something to grow. Of course, nothing could be farther from the truth.
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February 27, 2018
New Products
Lukie Pieterse

New Product: Pocket Diagnostics Rapid Tests

Rapid tests provide cost-effective solution for disease diagnosis
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February 26, 2018
Fungicide, New Products

Fungicide Buyers’ Guide

Over the years, growers, researchers and chemical reps have worked tirelessly to develop sustainable, economical solutions to the problems posed by these fungal maladies.
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February 26, 2018
Grower of the Month
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Luck in the Muck: Grower of the Month: Gumz Farms of Endeavor, Wis.

Grower of the Month: Gumz Farms of Endeavor, Wis.
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February 26, 2018
Articles

Resources Available for Sustainability Survey, Audit

Announcements recently went out on whether growers will be audited in person for 2017 responses to the Potato Sustainability Initiative (PSI) survey.
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February 26, 2018
Articles

Safety Survey for Idaho Growers

The Idaho Potato Commission is collaborating with researchers at Boise State University on a study of safety hazards in potato production.
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February 23, 2018
Articles

2018 is Year of the Tractor at Smithsonian

"American Enterprise" features 1918 Waterloo Boy tractor and display on precision farming
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February 23, 2018
Articles

John Deere Operations Center Earns Ag Data Transparent Seal: John Deere becomes an Ag Data Transparent company

John Deere recently became the tenth company to certify their Operations Center's ag-data collection portal for privacy, security and transparency for farmers using this technology.
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February 22, 2018
New Products

New Product: Mahindra Retriever UTV: Industry-leading gas model Retriever hits dealerships in February

Industry-leading gas model Retriever hits dealerships in February
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February 22, 2018
Articles, Potato Equipment
Colm Gorey

IoT Moving Us Toward ‘Agriculture 4.0’

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February 22, 2018
New Products

Tomra User Interface Awarded for Innovation

Tomra Sorting Food’s user interface Tomra ACT has been named a silver winner in the 2018 International FoodTec Award, organized by the German Agricultural Society.
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February 22, 2018
New Products

New Product: Kubota RTV-XG850 Sidekick

Kubota’s all new RTV-XG850 Sidekick, the company’s newest gas-powered utility vehicle, blazes a path into a new segment and joins the RTV lineup of work-ready utility vehicles from Kubota.
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February 21, 2018
Articles

Potatoes USA Hosts Webinar with American College of Sports Nutrition

A key strategy for the Potatoes USA nutrition program is to communicate the benefits of potatoes for athletic performance to influencers working in a professional capacity as related to sports and nutrition.
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February 21, 2018
Articles

Video Explains Importance of Crop Insurance Participation

As the Farm Bill debate heats up, some farm policy opponents are lobbying to exclude people from crop insurance, which would harm farmers and taxpayers alike.
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February 21, 2018
New Products

New Product: Understory Weather Sensor Technology: Proprietary technology measures weather with no moving parts and powers real-time, ground-truth data for agriculture, insurance, and research organiza

Proprietary technology measures weather with no moving parts and powers real-time, ground-truth data for agriculture, insurance, and research organizations.
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February 21, 2018
Articles, Herbicide

What to Expect from Resistant Weeds in 2018

Weed management is always a major concern for growers throughout the U.S., and last year’s weed escapes will have left seeds in the soil for growers to contend with this season.
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February 20, 2018
Articles

Potatoes Gain Credibility for Athletic Performance

Potatoes as a performance food are gaining notoriety during the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, with the newly released Olympian Menu and announcement that performance nutrition is now a critical part of athletes’ strategy to win.
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February 20, 2018
Articles
Lukie Pieterse

Experts Tout Potatoes’ ‘Clear’ Nutritional Benefits

Some researchers are now saying you could eat potatoes, and nothing else, for the rest of your life and “remain pretty healthy.”
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February 20, 2018
Articles

Art Students Create MDF Alternative from Potato Peelings

Two Kingston University (UK) graduates have created an environmentally friendly, sustainable and biodegradable alternative to MDF, produced from potato peelings.
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February 20, 2018
Event Calendar, Fertilizer, Irrigation

Managing Soil, Crop Nutrient Systems to Protect Water Quality: “A Matter of Balance: Managing Soil and Crop Nutrient Systems to Protect Water Quality” conference to prevent water quality issues.

“A Matter of Balance: Managing Soil and Crop Nutrient Systems to Protect Water Quality” conference to prevent water quality issues.
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February 20, 2018
Articles
Martin Chilvers, Michigan State University, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences; Kierst

Website Provides Midwest Crop Management Resources: The redesigned Crop Protection Network website provides new research-based resources to help farmers and agribusiness personnel make crop management d

The redesigned Crop Protection Network website provides new research-based resources to help farmers and agribusiness personnel make crop management decisions.
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February 19, 2018
Fertilizer, Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, New Products
Matt Ehlers, Syngenta

Syngenta Products Offer Benefits Generics Don’t: At Syngenta, brand names are backed by $1.3 billion in annual research and development and a steadfast dedication to customer service.

At Syngenta, brand names are backed by $1.3 billion in annual research and development and a steadfast dedication to customer service.
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February 19, 2018
Articles, Insecticide

UK Growers Given Improved Tools to Tackle PCN

The use of fluopyram—previously used as a fungicide—as a nematicide could provide a yield increase to a range of potato varieties at a farm with high levels of potato cyst nematode.
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February 15, 2018
Articles, Seed Potatoes
Adrienne South

New Canadian Varieties Could Improve Fry Taste

Canadian potato growers and industry gathered for the Potato Selection Release Open House on Wednesday to learn about what new varieties are available for trial.
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February 15, 2018
Articles, Seed Potatoes

Colorado High School Harvests Seed Potato Crop

The greenhouse management class at Alamosa High School in Alamosa, Colo., recently harvested its annual certified seed potato crop.
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February 15, 2018
Articles, Potato Storage, Seed Potatoes

DNA Markers Could Keep Potatoes Fresher for Longer: EU-funded scientists have discovered genetic markers that could allow potatoes to be selected for their ability to be stored at low temperatures, keep

EU-funded scientists have discovered genetic markers that could allow potatoes to be selected for their ability to be stored at low temperatures, keeping them fresh and avoiding the use of anti-sprouting chemicals.
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February 15, 2018
Articles
American Farm Bureau Federation

Farm Bureau Pleased with Budget's Ag Provisions

The budget deal approved by Congress and signed by President Trump includes a number of important agricultural provisions that will help America’s farmers and ranchers and support American food security.
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February 15, 2018
Articles

FB Pres.: Overregulation Threatens Family Farms

American Farm Bureau Federation president Zippy Duvall, in testimony before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works last week, recounted a long list of regulatory abuses and missteps by the federal government.
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February 14, 2018
Articles
Soil Science Society of America

Cover Crops in Nitrogen’s Circle of Life: Finding the best nitrogen use is all in the timing.

Finding the best nitrogen use is all in the timing.
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February 13, 2018
Articles
Ashley Nickle

Fall Potato Production Estimate Steady

The USDA and Statistics Canada estimate that North American potato growers produced 506 million hundredweight in fall 2017.
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February 13, 2018
Articles

Izaak Walton League Applauds Program Rewarding Farm Conservation : Urges Congress to promote soil health through crop insurance discount

Urges Congress to promote soil health through crop insurance discount
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February 13, 2018
Irrigation, New Products

New Product: Rain Bird LFX600 Low-flow Sprinkler

The new LFX600 offers a higher maximum flow rate and a wider throw radius to cover an even broader range of irrigation applications.
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February 12, 2018
Articles

Farmers Seek Alternatives to Selling Land to Developers

The story plays out time and again throughout western Idaho and across the U.S., and it plays out 80 acres, 120 acres, 160 acres at a time.
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February 12, 2018
Articles, Irrigation, New Products

Hortau, Agrian to Offer Expansive Precision Irrigation Service

Hortau, a provider of precision irrigation management systems and services for agriculture, today announced a strategic partnership with Agrian Inc. to deliver an expansive precision irrigation service for commercial agriculture.
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February 12, 2018
Articles
Dennis M. Rettke

Washington Potato Season Progressing Well

Potato supplies out of Washington State are progressing normally. Most growers are finished with white varieties, but all other varieties are still in good supply.
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February 09, 2018
Articles

Farm Fresh Direct Teams with Cal-Ore

Farm Fresh will act as the exclusive sales and marketing agent for Cal-Ore and will service the U.S. with cost-effective, one-stop shopping solutions.
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February 09, 2018
Articles

Convenience Potato Range a Nod to Growing Sector

The rise in the popularity of convenient and easy-to-prepare produce items continues to make its presence felt in supermarkets.
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February 09, 2018
Articles, Irrigation

Valmont Acquires Majority Stake in Torrent

Valmont Industries, Inc. recently announced that it has acquired a majority interest in Indiana-based Torrent Engineering & Equipment.
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February 08, 2018
Articles, Fertilizer

Effects of Fulvic Acid, Microbes and Timing: We know nutrient management is critical for potato production, but do fulvic acid and microbes live up to the hype?

We know nutrient management is critical for potato production, but do fulvic acid and microbes live up to the hype? A 2017 study was conducted to determine how these affect Snowden potatoes.
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February 08, 2018
Fungicide, Insecticide, New Products

New Product: Ethos XB Insecticide/Fungicide

Growers can now get the broadest spectrum of in-furrow defense against disease and soil insects with Ethos XB insecticide/fungicide from FMC.
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February 08, 2018
Articles
April Baumgarten

Biorefinery Asks Local Government for Funding Help

A company that wants to build a biorefinery north of Grand Forks, N.D., has asked the county to issue $80 million in bonds on its behalf.
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February 08, 2018
Articles

Potato Foodservice Opportunities Growing

“More and more people are eating out again due to the improving economy," says Jim Ehrlich of the Colorado Potato Administrative Committee. "Millennial consumers especially want a food experience. Eating out gives that.”
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February 07, 2018
Articles

Wisconsin Potato Board Seeks Nominations: April 2 deadline for board nominations

April 2 deadline for board nominations
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February 07, 2018
Articles

Crop Insurance Acreage Sets New Mark in 2017

Last year was a historic one for crop insurance, with 311 million acres enrolled in the system in 2017.
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February 07, 2018
Articles

San Luis Valley Research Center Continues Potato Studies

One of the potato industry's premier research centers continued its groundbreaking work in 2017.
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February 07, 2018
Fungicide, New Products

New Product: Kocide 3000-O Copper Fungicide/Bactericide: Approved for organic and conventional production

Kocide LLC announces approval of Kocide 3000-O, a superior copper fungicide/bactericide, for use in organic and conventional crop production.
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February 07, 2018
New Products

New Product: The Potatopia Cookbook

This full-color cookbook features a collection of 77 of restaurateur Allen Dikker’s favorite recipes that he wasn’t able to feature on the menu of his potato-centric restaurant, Potatopia.
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February 06, 2018
Articles, Irrigation, Top Five
Howard Neibling, Extension Water Management Engineer, University of Idaho

Top 5: Saving Irrigation Water and Money

As growers gear up for the upcoming season, here are five tips to help them save water and money—and grow a healthier, higher-yielding crop in 2018.
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February 06, 2018
Articles
George Silva, Michigan State University Extension

Young Guns: Millennials in agriculture are expected to make farming more efficient and profitable.

Millennials in agriculture are expected to make farming more efficient and profitable.
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February 06, 2018
Articles
James Woodhall, University of Idaho

Down to the Nitty-Gritty: Tools to determine soil health and detect soil-borne diseases

Tools to determine soil health and detect soil-borne diseases
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February 05, 2018
Articles
Cindy Snyder

Legislation Aims to Keep SCN Out of Idaho

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February 05, 2018
Articles
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Between the Rows: Up a Creek: Accepting change, embracing tradition

Accepting change, embracing tradition
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February 05, 2018
Articles
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Different Stuff: Kenosha Potato Project keeps potatoes diverse

Kenosha Potato Project keeps potatoes diverse
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February 05, 2018
Articles, Fertilizer

Healthy Sense of Humic: All-natural humates improve soil and plant development

All-natural humates improve soil and plant development
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February 04, 2018
Articles

Kuhn Presents $10,000 to Contest Winner

Kuhn North America recently awarded Mike Hayen of Cogswell, N.D., $10,000 off the purchase of a Kuhn GMD 5251 TC center-pivot disc mower.
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February 03, 2018
Herbicide, New Products

Helm Agro Launches Four Crop Protection Products

In total, Helm now has 19 crop protection products in its U.S. portfolio for the row crop, specialty crop and horticultural markets.
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February 03, 2018
New Products

New Product: Salford Ferti-GO 4S Applicator

Salford Group intorduces the Ferti-GO 4S—a planter-mounted, granular, on-board fertilizer applicator.
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February 03, 2018
Articles
Tad Thompson, The Produce News

Industry Seeks Ways to Address Truck Shortage

The entire North American produce industry is suffering from a lack of truck transportation.
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February 02, 2018
Articles

USDA Unveils Interactive Website for Producers

Secretary of agriculture Sonny Perdue unveiled Farmers.gov, the new interactive website for producers maintained by the USDA. The site is live but will have multiple features added over the coming months.
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February 02, 2018
Articles, New Products

Launch of Online Potato Market is Promising

The first online market for the professional purchase and sale of potatoes worldwide, aptly named Potato Market, is now a reality.
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February 02, 2018
Articles
Jen Lynds, Bangor Daily News

Maine Legislature to Hear Bill to Support Potato Growers

The Maine Legislative Council has approved a request by Senator Troy Jackson to submit a bill to help the Maine Potato Board offer even lower-interest loans to potato growers.
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February 01, 2018
Irrigation, New Products

Irrigation Products Buyers’ Guide

Our buyers’ guide features some of the most innovative irrigation equipment on the market, custom-made for your farm’s success.
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February 01, 2018
New Products

New Product: FieldScout TDR350: Award-winning soil moisture meter said to be a must-have for potato growers

Award-winning soil moisture meter said to be a must-have for potato growers
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February 01, 2018
Articles

John Deere, Farm Dog to Develop Variable Rate Spray Tech

Farm Dog and John Deere have launched a joint development project to develop variable rate spray technology for pest and disease management.
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February 01, 2018
Articles

Vestaron Named in the 2018 Global Cleantech 100: List recognizes top private companies in clean technology

List recognizes top private companies in clean technology
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