March 31, 2018
Articles
Buzz Shahan, Chief Operating Officer, United Potato Growers of America

Now You See It…: Adam Smith’s ‘invisible hand’: Is it really so invisible?

Adam Smith’s ‘invisible hand’: Is it really so invisible?
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March 30, 2018
Articles
Chris Voigt, Washington State Potato Commission

Three’s Company: Scientific successes of the Northwest Potato Research Consortium

Scientific successes of the Northwest Potato Research Consortium
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March 30, 2018
Articles
Dana Rady, Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association

Public Display: 2017 Wisconsin potato display contest closes on high note

2017 Wisconsin potato display contest closes on high note
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March 30, 2018
Articles
Matt Guilhem

Industry Has a Lot at Stake in NAFTA Negotiations

With the fate of NAFTA unknown as negotiators head into an eighth round of talks, the potato industry is monitoring those talks closely.
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March 29, 2018
Articles, Fertilizer
Nelson Gonzalez

Why Your Controlled-Release Fertilizer Didn't Work

Nelson Gonzalez, territory/key account manager at ICL Specialty Fertilizers, discusses the top 10 reasons controlled-release fertilizers may not be performing as growers expect.
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March 29, 2018
Articles, Potato Harvesting

South Florida Harvest Starts Well

The South Florida potato harvest season has started well, with a good, healthy crop taking shape.
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March 29, 2018
Articles, Fungicide

Wisconsin: Public Invited to Comment on Fungicide

The Wisconsin public has until April 4 to comment on proposed special pesticide registration of Bravo products thatl contain chlorothalonil.
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March 29, 2018
Articles

Setting the Trap: Early warning of late blight using passive spore traps

Early warning of late blight using passive spore traps
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March 28, 2018
Articles

Farm Bureau Concerned About Possible Chinese Trade Retaliation

“If the trade situation continues to deteriorate, our lives as farmers and ranchers will become more difficult,” says AFBF president Zippy Duvall.
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March 28, 2018
Articles

Judge: Idaho Fields were Illegally Quarantined

A federal judge ruled that the U.S. government illegally quarantined some Idaho potato fields infested with a microscopic pest that could threaten the state’s $1.2 billion potato industry, but he left the restrictions in place.
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March 28, 2018
Articles, Fungicide

Earlier than Early: Protecting against early blight and improving yield potential

Protecting against early blight and improving yield potential
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March 28, 2018
Articles
Tom Karst

Retail Shows Surprising Russet Gains

Reversing recent market share erosion, potato category leader fresh russet potatoes showed modest volume gains from July through December.
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March 28, 2018
Articles
Saarland University

Information Experts Optimize Potato Production

Information systems specialists at Saarland University in Germany are working to optimize the entire potato production chain, from field to fork.
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March 27, 2018
Top Five
Jeffrey W Siler, Wipfli LLP

Top 5: Tax Bill Impacts to Ag Industry

On Dec. 22, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. As you might expect, the new tax bill is complex, but fortunately there are also some potential “low-hanging nuggets” of tax savings.
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March 27, 2018
Articles, Insecticide
Kasia Duellman, Stewart Gray & Alan Westra

Casting a Wide Net : Minimizing in-season spread of PVY

Minimizing in-season spread of PVY
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March 27, 2018
Herbicide
Andy Robinson, North Dakota State University

Injury Prone: What dicamba damage does to potatoes, and how to fight it

What dicamba damage does to potatoes, and how to fight it
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March 26, 2018
Articles
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Between the Rows: Invisible Heroes: Changing the world, one inconspicuous moment at a time

Changing the world, one inconspicuous moment at a time
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March 26, 2018
Herbicide, New Products

Herbicide Buyers' Guide

Our herbicide buyers’ guide is here to help you make the most well-informed decision possible when it comes to weed control this season.
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March 26, 2018
Articles
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

(bio)Logical Solution: The growth of the biological sector in crop protection

The growth of the biological sector in crop protection
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March 26, 2018
Articles

Ireland to Host 2021 World Potato Congress

The Irish Potato Federation has won its bid to host the World Potato Congress in 2021 in Dublin.
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March 26, 2018
Articles, Insecticide

Wireworm Populations on the Rise in Canada: Wireworms are a growing concern for the potato industry. Creative controls are needed

Wireworms are a growing concern for the Canadian potato industry. Creative controls are needed
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March 26, 2018
Articles, Seed Potatoes
Crystal Chen

Michigan Legislature Seeks to Prevent Potato Diseases

Michigan farmers with more than an acre of seed potatoes would face new requirements under a bill passed by the Michigan Senate and House: to plant only certified seed potatoes.
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March 24, 2018
Fertilizer, New Products

Tiger 90CR Sulfur Boosts Crop Performance

Specifically formulated Tiger 90CR sulfur fertilizer (0-0-0-90) is designed to quickly degrade, disperse and convert to sulfate throughout the growing season.
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March 23, 2018
New Products

New Product: PVY Rapid Test

The Pocket Diagnostic potato virus Y rapid test is a quick in-field test designed to detect PVY in a wide range of plant material, including woody tissues, leaves, roots and soft material.
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March 23, 2018
Articles

Study Reveals Concerns about Ag Industry’s Future: Are we preparing the next generation for tomorrow’s global challenges? New study suggests we have work to do.

Are we preparing the next generation for tomorrow’s global challenges? New study suggests we have work to do.
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March 22, 2018
Irrigation, New Products

FieldNET Connects with John Deere Operations Center

Lindsay recently announced a new data connection between its FieldNET pivot telemetry tool and the John Deere Operations Center, giving growers increased access to farm irrigation data.
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March 22, 2018
New Products

Product: Tong Caretaker Upgrade

Since Tong Engineering launched the option of integrated optical sorting in its Caretaker grading machine in 2016, the inclusion of advanced optical sorting on dirty grading systems has proven to be a welcome addition.
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March 22, 2018
Articles

Hirai Elected Chair of Northwest FCS Board: Riggers elected vice chair

Northwest Farm Credit Services’ board of directors recently elected Greg Hirai of Wendell, Idaho, to serve as chair. Nate Riggers of Nezperce, Idaho, was elected vice chair.
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March 22, 2018
Articles, New Products

Chinese Snack Company Sees Positive Results with Tomra Equipment

Chinese snack company Kaida has seen great success using Tomra Sorting Food equipment to sort and peel potatoes.
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March 21, 2018
Articles, Irrigation, New Products

T-L Pivots Provide Reliability, Efficiency

Oregon grower Hank Cheyne keeps vigilant watch over his sprinklers, including four T-L pivots with corner machines, one T-L linear system and five electric pivots.
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March 21, 2018
Articles

NYFC Supports Bill to Address Mental Health: National Young Farmers Coalition urges Congress to fund stress assistance in the upcoming farm bill

National Young Farmers Coalition urges Congress to fund stress assistance in the upcoming farm bill
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March 21, 2018
Fungicide, Insecticide, New Products

Protect Your Potato Yields From Start to Finish

Where you start can make a big difference in how you finish. One such example is growing potatoes. Setting a strong foundation at the beginning of the season is a key element in finishing strong with high-quality yields.
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March 21, 2018
Articles
Rosalie Tennison

A 'Blood Test' for Potatoes: Identifying how much nitrogen is in a plant could answer the “How much do I need?” question.

Identifying how much nitrogen is in a plant could answer the “How much do I need?” question.
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March 21, 2018
Articles
Liz Wagner

Pa. Growers Review Lessons From 2017

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March 20, 2018
Articles, Fungicide

Root and Stolon Protection with In-furrow Application

Fungicides applied directly to the seed protect against seed-borne disease, but are limited in their ability to protect the plant from soil-borne pathogens.
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March 20, 2018
Articles

Calendar: Ag World Golf Classic

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March 20, 2018
Irrigation, New Products

New Product: Senninger i-Wob2: The next generation of wobbler technology

The next generation of wobbler technology
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March 20, 2018
New Products

New Product: Kuhn Knight PS 270 ProSpread Box Spreader

The new Kuhn Knight PS 270 ProSpread manure spreader is a high-capacity, non-commercial spreader designed to process a wide array of semi-solid and solid materials.
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March 16, 2018
Fertilizer, New Products

C-Tech Fertilizer Improves Yields

AgroLiquid’s PrimAgro line includes C-Tech, which contains organic matter, live strains of beneficial fungi, bacteria, microbes and soil-activated chelates that help better hold nutrients in poor soil types.
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March 15, 2018
Articles, New Products, Potato Equipment

New Planting Technology from Spudnik/Grimme

Alberta grower Harold Perry discusses his experiences with the latest planting equipment technology from Spudnik and Grimme.
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March 15, 2018
Articles
Tom Karst

Fresh Potato Exports Show Double-digit Growth

Led by double-digit growth in Canada and Mexico, U.S. fresh potato exports soared 17 percent in value last year.
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March 14, 2018
Articles, Seed Potatoes
Julienne Isaacs

CPB-resistant Varieties Coming Down the Pike: Growers could soon be growing Colorado potato beetle-resistant plants.

Growers could soon be growing Colorado potato beetle-resistant plants.
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March 14, 2018
Articles

Dickeya & Pectobacterium Summit Presentations Available

A Dickeya and Pectobacterium Summit was held in November at the University of Maine. Digital copies of the presentations are available to purchase on the university’s website.
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March 13, 2018
Articles, Fungicide
Khalil Al-Mughrabi

Spore Traps Provide Another Tool for Fighting Late Blight

Determining late blight presence and disease pressure on the potato crop is an ongoing challenge. A heavy late blight infestation can cause several thousands of dollars in losses.
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March 13, 2018
Articles
Khalil Al-Mughrabi

Disease Watch: Potato Virus Y

PVY is one of the most damaging potato viruses and a serious threat to the successful production of an acceptable seed lot around the world.
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March 13, 2018
Articles

Study: Plants Can Be 'Primed' to Tolerate Heat

Scientists have discovered that potatoes undergo a powerful adaptive response that enables survival at temperatures that are lethal when plants are not "primed."
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March 12, 2018
Articles

SHP Builds Soil Health Database: Early data from one of the U.S.’s largest farm databases closes in on measurements for better farm business management strategies

The seeds of good data have been planted—and the Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is eager to harvest early results.
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March 12, 2018
Articles
Tom Karst

Potatoes Marketing Business Updates

Through the end of February, fresh potato markets continue to look strong.
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March 12, 2018
Articles

IPC to Hold Nomination Meetings: The Idaho Potato Commission will hold meetings next week to nominate new members.

The Idaho Potato Commission will hold meetings next week to nominate new members.
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March 10, 2018
Articles, Fungicide

Jet Harvest Expands Sales Team : Jim Peterson to handle Northeast sales

Jim Peterson to handle Northeast sales
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March 09, 2018
Articles
Julienne Isaacs

Zebra Chip Pathogen Found in Alberta: This color-changing disease is making its way to western Canadian potato fields.

This color-changing disease is making its way to western Canadian potato fields.
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March 08, 2018
Articles

Final Call for PAA Meeting Papers

The PAA's 102nd annual meeting will be held in Boise, Idaho, July 22-26. A second and final call for papers to be presented at the of the meeting was issued recently.
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March 08, 2018
New Products, Potato Harvesting, Potato Storage

New Product: Wireles Potato Node

The Wireless Potato Node, manufactured by Orka Food Technology, identifies the exact locations where potato damage takes place.
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March 08, 2018
New Products, Potato Harvesting

New: RiteYield-John Deere Integration

The RiteYield yield monitor from Greentronics can now be integrated with John Deere GS3 2630 displays.
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March 07, 2018
Irrigation, New Products

Lindsay Event Focuses on Precision: Officials also announce a new data connection and commitment to technology

Officials also announce a new data connection and commitment to technology
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March 07, 2018
Herbicide, New Products

New Product: UPI Tripzin ZC Herbicide

United Phosphorus Inc. announces the launch of new Tripzin ZC herbicide in the U.S.
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March 06, 2018
Articles, Fertilizer

Compass Minerals Opens Innovation Center in Kansas: New facility aims to accelerate plant nutrition technologies, influence grower practices and spur crop efficiency.

New facility aims to accelerate plant nutrition technologies, influence grower practices and spur crop efficiency.
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March 06, 2018
Articles
Tom Karst

Truck Scarcity Tangles Potato Deals

Truck rates and availability have been an issue for potato marketers in the 2017-18 season, and the drama is far from over.
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March 06, 2018
Articles
Chris Koger

Idaho Potato Crop Value Hits Record High

The value of the 2017 Idaho potato crop hit a record $1.2 billion, a sharp increase of 22.7 percent from the previous year’s crop.
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March 05, 2018
Articles
Jonathan Knutson

Grocerants and Gen Z: Looking Industry’s Future

Winning fans among Generation Z, generally regarded as people born 1995 to 2012, is a big priority to the potato industry.
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March 05, 2018
Articles, Fungicide, Potato Storage

Silver Scurf: Great Name, Bad News

The disease, specific to potato tubers, causes blemishes on potatoes. Though the effect is mostly cosmetic, some potatoes affected by the disease have been rejected by industry buyers.
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March 05, 2018
Articles
David Nabhan

Opinion: Stewardship Will Determine Earth's Survival

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March 05, 2018
Articles
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Between the Rows: If You Want My Advice…: Everyone has an answer. Whose matters?

Everyone has an answer. Whose matters?
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March 01, 2018
New Products

Planting Profits: Free Online Production Planning Tool Available

Just in time for final 2018 planting decisions, Planting Profits is looking for a handful of progressive, diversified growers to pilot a new online production planning tool.
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March 01, 2018
Articles
Jean E. McLain, University of Arizona

Could the Irish Potato Famine Happen Again?

Researchers and farmers alike are improving and adopting practices like crop rotation, intercropping and increased crop diversity.
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March 01, 2018
Irrigation, New Products
Senninger Irrigation

Staying Close: The hot topic of LEPA close spacing irrigation

The hot topic of LEPA close spacing irrigation
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March 01, 2018
Fungicide, New Products

NDSU Potato Blight App Available

North Dakota State University’s NDAWN potato blight app is now available at no cost.
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