June 29, 2018
Irrigation, New Products

Seametrics Celebrates Smart Irrigation Month: Helping growers maximize water-use efficiency

Helping growers maximize water-use efficiency
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June 28, 2018
New Products

New Product: Redox diKaP

Environmental oxidative stress is caused by weather, excess or lack of moisture, nutrient deficiencies, or poor cultural practices. diKaP from Redox can help combat a heat stress event.
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June 28, 2018
Articles

Global Potato Promotion Campaign Begins

The International Potato Center recently announced the “Imagine a World without Potatoes” campaign, inviting consumers around the world to imagine life without potatoes.
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June 28, 2018
Articles

USDA to Buy Red Potatoes

The USDA will reportedly purchase $3 million in red potatoes for nutrition assistance programs.
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June 27, 2018
Fertilizer, New Products

Why Foliar Feed?

While there is no substitute for a sound soil fertility program, there are many occasions when applying foliar nutrients is a more efficient way to meet the crop’s needs at critical development periods.
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June 27, 2018
Articles
Keith Loria

Top Brass All in on Organic Potatoes

California-based Top Brass Produce has converted 100 percent of our potato business to organics.
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June 27, 2018
Herbicide, New Products

Kugler Products Approved for Use with Dicamba Herbicides

KQ-XRN and KS2075 have been approved for use as a carrier for Engenia herbicide from BASF and XtendiMax with VaporGrip technology from Monsanto.
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June 27, 2018
Articles

Potatoes USA Seeking Assistant Global Marketing Manager

Potatoes USA is in the process of filling its full-time, assistant global marketing manager position. This position will assist the marketing department staff to implement the domestic and international marketing programs that are designed to increase con
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June 26, 2018
Articles

Mexican Judge Bars Fresh U.S. Potatoes

Says Mexico could become dependent on "foreign power with hostile policies"
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June 26, 2018
Insecticide, New Products

Torac Insecticide Granted Registration in Eastern States

Torac Insecticide from Nichino America, Inc. has been granted a label expansion allowing use in potatoes in states east of the Mississippi River. Previously restricted to states west of the Mississippi River, this label now allows the product to be eligib
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June 26, 2018
Articles, Seed Potatoes

Race-West to Market Huckleberry Gold

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June 26, 2018
Articles

Canadian Growers Optimistic

Potato growers across the country are feeling optimistic this season as increased demand for their product has created some newfound enthusiasm.
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June 25, 2018
Articles

Paxiom Group Adds Staff

The Paxiom Group, which provides bagging and packaging solutions for produce, has added four new regional managers to its ever-expanding team.
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June 25, 2018
Articles, Potato Equipment

Tong Opens U.S. Division

Tong Engineering, a UK manufacturer of advanced potato and vegetable handling equipment, announces international expansion with the opening of a new Tong USA spares, service and sales facility based in Fremont, Mich.
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June 25, 2018
Articles

Maine Family Honored by State Potato Board

The Maine Potato Board named the Donald Fitzpatrick family of Houlton as the 2018 Farm Family of the Year.
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June 25, 2018
Articles
Savannah Cardon

McCain Eyes Western Idaho for New Facility

McCain Foods USA, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of frozen potato products, is considering building a facility in Caldwell, Idaho, and bringing as many as 544 jobs to the area.
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June 25, 2018
Articles

North Dakota Crops Look Good

About three-fourths of the state's sugarbeet crop is rated in excellent condition, and 22 percent of potatoes are in that category with another 69 percent rated "good."
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June 23, 2018
Articles, New Products

World Potato Congress Abstract Book Available Online

The abstract book, containing abstracts of presentations delivered during the 10th World Potato Congress in Cusco, Peru, is now available for download.
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June 22, 2018
Articles, Insecticide, New Products
Daniel Vivenzio

Insect Insights Can Help Improve Yields: Early detection and the right technologies help growers boost profit potential.

Early detection and the right technologies help growers boost profit potential.
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June 22, 2018
Articles, New Products

2018 World Potato Markets Review Now Available

The review contains production estimates for key potato-producing countries, a league table of potato producers and extensive trade data for all key potato products.
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June 21, 2018
Articles

UI May Get New Potato Facility: Multi-million dollar project would meet demands of Idaho's potato industry

Multi-million dollar project would meet demands of Idaho's potato industry
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June 21, 2018
Articles

Idaho Commission Building Better Big Potato

The Idaho Potato Commission's new and improved Big Idaho Potato is almost set to roll out.
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June 21, 2018
Articles

Farm Bureau Hails District Court's WOTUS Decision

A federal district court ruling in Georgia late last week has effectively suspended the ‘Waters of the United States’ rule from taking effect in 11 more states that challenged its legality.
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June 21, 2018
Articles

NDSU's Secor Receives International Research Award

Gary Secor, a professor in North Dakota State University’s plant pathology department, is one of three scientists worldwide to receive the 2018 Industry Award from the World Potato Congress.
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June 20, 2018
Articles

Idaho Growers Optimistic about Market

Idaho potato growers are optimistic about the season ahead, given the ideal growing conditions the state has experienced.
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June 20, 2018
Irrigation

Submit Your Smart Irrigation Month Video

Lights, camera, action! It’s time to let the cameras roll and share your thoughts about smart irrigation.
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June 20, 2018
Articles

Researcher Requests for Industry Support Due by July 15

Potatoes USA has established a deadline of July 15, 2018, for fall potato research projects to be considered for industry support.
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June 20, 2018
Articles

Agriculture Council of America Announces Board of Directors

Planning for the 2019 National Ag Day began this month as the new Board of Directors held its annual summer meeting at John Deere Financial in Johnston, Iowa.
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June 20, 2018
Articles

Vestaron Appoints Rath as CEO

Anna Rath brings extensive commercial agricultural startup leadership experience to Vestaron as it prepares to launch Spear, its first family of insecticidal peptide products.
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June 20, 2018
Articles

Women in Ag Address Industry Challenges in D.C.

Every year, American Agri-Women hosts a Legislative Fly-In event to facilitate connection with legislators, agencies and other professionals in Washington D.C.
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June 19, 2018
Articles, Fungicide

New York Issues Late Blight Alert

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June 19, 2018
New Products

Spectrum Offers Solutions to Monitor Temperature Inversion

Spectrum’s latest solution matches proven products with the issue of off-target herbicide movement through drift and/or temperature inversion.
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June 19, 2018
Articles

Embree Joins Potatoes USA Staff

Megan Embree is Potatoes USA’s newest team member, joining as administrative operations assistant.
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June 18, 2018
Articles
Carrie Huffman Wohleb

Why PVY Demands Your Attention

With plenty of other things to worry about, some growers may not consider PVY a serious threat and have not learned to recognize the symptoms. But this attitude is changing as more potato crops are impacted by the virus.
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June 18, 2018
Herbicide, Insecticide

Four Steps to a Successful Summer Spray

Pro and custom applicators understand that their methods play a big part in how successful and effective they are at making a crop chemical applications. So what is the right way to apply a pesticide or herbicide?
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June 18, 2018
Articles
Tom Karst

Red Harvest Begins in Missouri

Starting in mid-June, red potatoes from Missouri’s boot heel region will be available from Grand Forks, N.D.-based Black Gold Farms.
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June 18, 2018
Articles

Two Covers, 25 Species

Canadian potato growers are exploring diverse approaches to solve their low organic matter levels with cover crops.
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June 16, 2018
Articles

NW Farm Credit Announces Scholarship Winners

Northwest Farm Credit Services has awarded 84 students from its five-state territory (Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Alaska) a total of $168,000 in scholarships.
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June 15, 2018
Irrigation, New Products

AgSense Remote Irrigation Monitoring Helps Minnesota Grower

Pete Ewing, a second-generation potato farmer near Big Lake, Minn., has found that red potatoes are picky about getting the right amount of water.
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June 15, 2018
Articles, Fungicide

New P. Infestans Clones Monitored in Europe

EuroBlight has undertaken and coordinated an extensive survey of European populations of the late blight pathogen. The most recent data from the initiative highlighted the emergence of three new clonal lineages.
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June 15, 2018
Potato Storage
Duane Gorman

How to Optimize Ventilation in Storage

It is important to ventilate properly in order to manage the byproducts of respiration, ensure a uniform temperature and an ideal environment for the duration of the storage period.
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June 15, 2018
Articles

WSU Virologist Honored with International Award: 30-year battle against plant viruses leads to Humboldt Award for Pappu

30-year battle against plant viruses leads to Humboldt Award for Pappu
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June 14, 2018
Articles

Market Access Agreement Signed for U.S. Fresh Potatoes to Indonesia

On June 5, the United States and Indonesia reached a market access agreement that will allow U.S. fresh potatoes to be exported to Indonesia under a defined set of phytosanitary requirements.
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June 14, 2018
Articles, Fungicide

Do Some Soils Suppress Powdery Scab?

A research project in New Zealand is determining if different field soils affect development of powdery scab on potatoes, and whether soil physical, chemical and/or biological characteristics influence this important potato disease.
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June 14, 2018
Articles, Event Calendar

Calendar: WSU Potato Field Day: June 21 in Othello, Wash.

June 21 in Othello, Wash. Potato experts at Washington State University will share the latest in disease defense, production advances and new varieties.
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June 14, 2018
Articles

AFBF Adds New Economist to Team

The American Farm Bureau Federation announces that Michael Nepveux has joined the organization as an economist in its public affairs department.
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June 13, 2018
Articles

Helping Ag, Science Teachers Integrate Research into Curriculum: iLEARN program connects high school teachers, university researchers

iLEARN program connects high school teachers, university researchers
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June 13, 2018
Articles

NPC Supports National Product Labeling Standard: Applauds introduction of bills to ensure science-based criteria in product labeling requirements

Applauds introduction of bills to ensure science-based criteria in product labeling requirements
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June 13, 2018
Articles
Treena Hein

Remote Sensing: Technology, Current Use & Future Outlook

Although in its relatively early stages in potato production, data collection through remote means and the related data analysis is developing at a swift pace.
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June 13, 2018
Articles

Mexico Tariff Retaliation Includes Frozen Fries

On June 5, the government of Mexico published a list of retaliatory tariffs. The list includes a number of agricultural products, including frozen potato products.
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June 13, 2018
Articles
Jim Clarke

History’s Greatest Potato Promoter Relied on Science and Stunts: Before Antoine-Augustin Parmentier, the French considered the tuber disgusting and poisonous.

Before Antoine-Augustin Parmentier, the French considered the tuber disgusting and poisonous.
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June 11, 2018
Articles

Online Grocery Shopping Going Mainstream

Shoppers’ willingness to make tradeoffs between value and convenience continues to wane, in large part because of the way digital disrupters have reshaped shoppers’ expectations and routines.
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June 09, 2018
Articles
Brittany Henneberry

How Potatoes Went from Mountaintops to the Moon

The process of freeze drying is easily associated with the space age, but the first known use of it dates back to the Incas, who were able to naturally freeze dry potatoes thanks to the cold temperatures and thin air in their Andes home.
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June 09, 2018
Event Calendar

Calendar: U.S. Biostimulants Summit 2018: In Chicago, June 27-28

In Chicago, June 27-28
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June 08, 2018
Articles
Mary Agnew

Ask a Dietitian: In Defense of Potatoes, Other Starchy Vegetables

Carbohydrates often get blamed for weight gain. But most people have a fairly vague understanding of the different types of carbohydrates, so let’s review.
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June 08, 2018
Articles, Event Calendar

Potato Expo 2019 Accepting Innovation Hub Abstracts

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June 07, 2018
Fertilizer, New Products

Removing the Guesswork

A nutrition program based on critical growth stages of your potato crop is a good start; however, every season is different and latent deficiencies that are misdiagnosed can cause economic loss despite our best efforts.
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June 07, 2018
Articles

NPPGA Hires New President

The Northern Plains Potato Growers Association has hired Donavon Johnson to be its new president.
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June 07, 2018
Articles, New Products

Next-Level Field Scouting with Satellite Imagery: Analyzing cropland photos from space is a problem-solving game changer.

Analyzing cropland photos from space is a problem-solving game changer.
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June 06, 2018
Articles, Irrigation
Christine Souza

Klamath Growers Fear Midseason Water Shutoff

Tough decisions about whether to plant crops have faced farmers and ranchers within the Klamath Water Project. They have little guarantee they will receive enough water to finish the season.
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June 06, 2018
Articles

Nanotechnology for Plant Nutrition

Using a nanometric transport platform on plants that was previously utilized for targeted drug delivery, researchers increased the penetration rate of nutrients into the plants.
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June 05, 2018
Fertilizer, New Products

BHN Launches FertilGold Organics Website

After much anticipation, Bio Huma Netics announces that its Fertilgold Organics website is now live and available for viewing.
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June 05, 2018
Herbicide, Top Five

Top 5: Complying with Spray Drift Requirements

Buffers are one important tool in reducing off-target movement of pesticides to neighboring crops and sensitive areas. Given the high number of off-site movement complaints in 2017, applicators need to take special care this year.
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June 05, 2018
Fertilizer
T. Scott Murrell

Crops Can Access More Potassium than a Soil Test Shows

International Plant Nutrition Institute potassium director T. Scott Murrell explains that crops can access more potassium than is in a soil test, and what this understanding means for growers.
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June 05, 2018
Articles

Selecting the Right Nozzles for Your Sprayer

Sprayer nozzles are responsible for converting the substance in your tank into droplets, regulating flow and dispersing the spray in a desirable pattern based on the crop you’re spraying and what you’re spraying the crop with.
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June 04, 2018
Articles

WSU Releases Potato Pest Alert: Probability of late blight relatively high is Washington

Report: probability of late blight relatively high is Washington
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June 04, 2018
Articles

Harriston-Mayo Hiring Sales Rep

Looking for western representative to work with dealers and growers.
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June 04, 2018
Fungicide, New Products

New Product: BioSafe PVent Biological Fungicide

An enhancement in microbial fungicide technology, PVent provides growers with an easy-to-use, versatile IPM tool.
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June 04, 2018
Articles
Elenee Dao

Southern Idaho Hailstorm Hammers Potato Crop

After Thursday's thunderstorms and hail, Brandon Christopherson saw severe damage to Lockwood Farms in Eden, Idaho.
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June 04, 2018
Herbicide

The Importance of Using Full Herbicide Rates

When making herbicide applications, some growers choose to only apply partial rates, rather than applying the full rate indicated on the label. But by using reduced rates, you can unintentionally boost the development of herbicide resistance.
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June 04, 2018
New Products

Ag Data Company Updates Agribusiness Offerings

Farm Market iD has released its 2018 annual update of its database. The update provides complete details on farmers, crops, livestock and land for the 2017 crop year.
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June 02, 2018
Articles
Caitlin Hodges, Pennsylvania State University

How Do Soil Microbes Influence Nutrient Availability?

Bacteria, archaea, algae, and fungi play critical roles in the growth and well-being of plants.
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June 02, 2018
Articles, Potato Equipment

Making Sure Sprayer Equipment is in Good Condition: The ins and outs of basic sprayer equipment components

The ins and outs of basic sprayer equipment components
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June 02, 2018
Seed Potatoes
Kate Fuller, Gary Brester & Michael Boland

Risk and Reward: Genetic engineering and economic risk in varietal selection of potatoes

Genetic engineering and economic risk in varietal selection of potatoes
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June 01, 2018
Articles

Simplot Names Stone as Agribusiness President: Doug Stone fills position left vacated by newly appointed CEO Garrett Lofto

Doug Stone fills position left vacated by newly appointed CEO Garrett Lofto
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June 01, 2018
Articles, Potato Equipment

Kuhn Celebrates 190 Years

Founded in 1828, the Kuhn brand has progressively become a leader in the agricultural machinery industry.
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June 01, 2018
Articles

Experts Gather for World Potato Congress

More than 800 potato scientists, industry representatives, government officials and other interested parties from 50 countries gathered in Cusco, Peru for the 10th World Potato Congress from May 27 to 31.
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June 01, 2018
Articles
Tad Thompson, The Produce News

NAFTA, International Trade Focus of Panel

Three key national agricultural policy influencers sat together in a historic limestone dairy barn outside Manhattan, Kan., on May 30. International trade was the day’s key topic.
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June 01, 2018
Articles
Krishna Ramanujan

Compensating for Something: When pests graze certain South American potato varieties, yields increase.

When pests graze certain South American potato varieties, yields increase.
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June 01, 2018
Event Calendar, Irrigation

July Will Be Smart Irrigation Month: Irrigation Technology Tuesday is set for July 10.

In its 14th year, Smart Irrigation Month serves as the showcase month to promote the social, economic and environmental benefits of efficient irrigation technologies, products and services.
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