July 31, 2018
Articles, Fertilizer
Robert Battel

Plant Tissue Analysis: An Important Part of Nutrient Management

Need a report card on your fertilizer program or diagnosis of a nutrient deficiency? Plant tissue analysis is your answer.
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July 31, 2018
Articles
Lori Sallet

Civilization's Plight without Agriculture

Agriculture must itself be cultivated, protected and renewed. Modern agriculture has advanced mightily, but it is not immune to societal indifference and negligence.
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July 31, 2018
Articles, Irrigation
Lyndon Kelley

Consider Drought-Motivated Irrigation Purchases Carefully

Hot, dry summers sometimes result in quick irrigation investment decisions that may be regretted.
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July 31, 2018
Articles

Perdue Pushes for Ag's Inclusion in Trade Talks

Agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue was adamant that the ag issues that separate the U.S. and EU be negotiated in upcoming trade talks, but EU officials again said that wouldn’t happen.
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July 30, 2018
Articles, Insecticide
Carrie Huffman Wohleb

Scouting Potato Fields for Insect Pests

Insect monitoring programs across North America can be very helpful to growers, since pest populations often vary within a region and from year to year.
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July 30, 2018
Articles, Seed Potatoes

U.S. Seed Growers Visit Morocco

U.S. potato growers visited Morocco potato fields to see how U.S. potato varieties were performing. The visit showed that U.S. varieties are doing well in Morocco.
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July 25, 2018
New Products

New Product: Praxidyn MixMate

Praxidyn has designed a portable, modular system to shorten the time it takes to blend chemicals and refill the sprayer, while also reducing the chances of errors.
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July 25, 2018
Articles

U.S. Salty Snacks Market To Reach $29 Billion By 2022

How Americans eat has evolved to match the frequently hurried lifestyles of today’s consumers. That shift has been a boon to convenient food options, including salty snacks such as potato chip
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July 24, 2018
Articles
Nancy Russell

Natural Pest Controls Reviewed in Canada

"What we're looking at is the presence of natural enemies or biological control agents."
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July 24, 2018
Articles

Weather Data: The Next Holy Grail?

The aim of Lemken and CNH Industrial stepping into weather data is to equip every field and crop with simple, reliable, inexpensive and easy to use weather stations. Or, as Lemken likes to put it: “Your fields have started talking, are you ready to listen
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July 23, 2018
Articles
Nancy Russell

Mustard Fights Potato Pests, Boosts Yields

Growers are finding the bright yellow crop does more than fight wireworm; it also gives them a nice bump in potato yields in fields where mustard was planted previously.
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July 23, 2018
Fungicide, Insecticide, New Products

New Product: Seican Biopesticide/Fungicide

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July 23, 2018
Articles, New Products

ThorPack is Newest Distributor for JMC Packaging

ThorPack will market JMC's AB-3000-HS, commonly referred to as a master baler machine.
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July 19, 2018
New Products

New Product: Gietzen Solar Systems

These systems move to follow the sun’s path and help growers offset the energy consumption of their crop storage facilities and pivot pumps.
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July 19, 2018
Articles

Michigan Late Blight Forecast

No late blight reported. Risk is moderate for most Michigan potato growing regions.
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July 19, 2018
Articles, Seed Potatoes
Kay Ledbetter, Texas A&M University

Lots of Options: Texas A&M breeding trials offer reds to russets, babies to bakers

Texas A&M breeding trials offer reds to russets, babies to bakers
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July 19, 2018
Articles, Fertilizer

Make It Quick: Quick soil test determines nitrogen level by protein presence

Quick soil test determines nitrogen level by protein presence
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July 18, 2018
New Products, Potato Equipment

New Product: Michelin AxioBib2 Tire

Michelin recently launched AxioBib2, a high-traction capacity radial very high-flexion tire for mid- and high-powered tractor loads running with low pressure on a standard wheel.
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July 18, 2018
Fungicide, Insecticide, New Products

Syngenta Developing RNA-based Biocontrols

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July 18, 2018
Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide

Branded vs. Generic Ag Chemicals

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July 17, 2018
Irrigation, New Products

Valley Updates AgSense Remote Irrigation App

The enhancements give growers increased ability to remotely monitor and control their entire irrigation operation from anywhere, at any time.
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July 17, 2018
New Products

New Product: Teralytic NPK Soil Probe: Wireless, in-ground probe with soil moisture and NPK sensors is now available

Wireless, in-ground probe with soil moisture and NPK sensors is now available
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July 17, 2018
Articles, Herbicide
UCLA Samueli School of Engineering

Natural Product Could Lead to New Class of Herbicide: Bioinformatics approach used to uncover the weed killer could also be used to find new drugs for medications

Bioinformatics approach used to uncover the weed killer could also be used to find new drugs for medications
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July 14, 2018
Articles, Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide

Adjuvants 101: Understanding the "extras" in your tank

Are you including an adjuvant in your tank mix? How do you know if you should?
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July 13, 2018
Articles

OreIda Introduces Potato Pay Ad Campaign

OreIda's new, hilariously effective ad campaign aims to help parents who struggle to get their kids to eat their dinner.
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July 13, 2018
Event Calendar, Irrigation

Calendar: 2018 Irrigation Show: Dec. 3-7 in Long Beach, Calif.

Dec. 3-7 in Long Beach, Calif.
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July 13, 2018
Articles

Lamb Weston Supports Growers with Sustainable Development

The potato processor developed a comprehensive 'Sustainable Agriculture' plan that is now being turned into practice together with growers.
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July 13, 2018
Articles

NewCold to Open Idaho Facility: Fully automated cold storage facility in Burley, Idaho, set to open early 2019 and will house primary tenant McCain Foods USA

Fully automated cold storage facility in Burley, Idaho, set to open early 2019 and will house primary tenant McCain Foods USA
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July 12, 2018
Articles
Tom Karst

Washington, Oregon Potatoes Running a Little Late

Good potato growing conditions and harvest timing running a few days later than normal are reported by Washington and Oregon potato industry leaders.
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July 12, 2018
Articles, Potato Storage

Chinese Scientists Use Nanotechnology to Control Sprouts

Chinese scientists have developed a nanomaterial to control potato sprouts and reduce the harmful substance in potatoes, providing a new method for potato storage.
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July 12, 2018
Articles, New Products, Potato Equipment

Kuhn Partners with 4R Nutrient Stewardship

Kuhn North America, Inc. announces its partnership with 4R Nutrient Stewardship, which provides a framework to achieve cropping system goals such as increased production and improved sustainability.
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July 12, 2018
Irrigation, New Products

Netafim Project Receives Vanguard Award

Netafim and Gallo Vineyards Inc.’s variable rate drip irrigation project has been awarded a prestigious 2018 Vanguard Award by the Irrigation Association.
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July 12, 2018
New Products

Helm Agro Acquires BASF's Extreme Herbicide

Extreme provides excellent burndown and season-long residual control of more than 50 broadleaf and grass weeds.
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July 11, 2018
Articles

Nestlé Patents Potato-Based Infant Formula

The company presents its formula, based on potato protein microparticles, as a naturally hypoallergenic infant formula that is suitable for infants with cow’s milk protein allergies.
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July 11, 2018
Articles

Steps Toward Late Blight Resistance

Professor Jonathan Jones from The Sainsbury Laboratory in England is investigating ways that Maris Piper potatoes can be genetically modified to develop late blight resistance.
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July 11, 2018
New Products

Understory Receives Patent for Weather Stations: Weather stations built with commoditized components can be deployed anywhere in the world

Weather stations built with commoditized components can be deployed anywhere in the world
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July 11, 2018
Articles

Soil Health Institute Releases Online Catalog of Soil Health Programs

Soil health policies are growing in number and importance across the United States but are widely dispersed across a variety of academic institutions, state agencies and legislative bodies.
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July 10, 2018
New Products

New Product: Textron Prowler Pro

The Prowler Pro is made for long work days, with a 2,000-pound towing capacity, 1,500-pound payload capacity, and 1,000-pound capacity cargo box with tilt.
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July 10, 2018
Fertilizer

Tiger-Sul Adds Hans to Marketing Team

Tiger-Sul Products has added veteran marketer Dave Hans to its team, broadening the company’s ability to reach new markets all over the world and to better serve existing markets.
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July 09, 2018
Irrigation, New Products

New Product: Reinke-UMC 740-U-AD 10/16 Wheel Gearbox

Reinke announces a 10-year/16,000-hour warranty on its new Reinke-UMC 740-U-AD 10/16 wheel gearbox.
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July 09, 2018
Articles
Rachel Abrams

Lamb Weston Aims to Keep Fries Crispy Longer

Lamb Weston, the country’s biggest manufacturer of those potato delicacies, wants better fast food.
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July 09, 2018
New Products

New Product: Wyma Guide to Investing in Post-harvest Line

If you are considering investing in a post-harvest processing line, this guide will make the process easier.
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July 09, 2018
Articles
Khalil Al-Mughrabi

Disease Watch: Potato Early Dying

Potato early dying (PED) is also known as early die and early maturity wilt. This disease is endemic in many fields with a long history of potato production.
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July 09, 2018
Articles

Produce Age Gap: Potatoes

The Packer's Amelia Freidline and Ashley Nickle discuss the produce age gap for potatoes, which, according to Fresh Trends research, are purchased much more by older generations than by millennials.
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July 06, 2018
Irrigation, New Products

McCrometer FPI Mag Flow Meter Improves Efficiency

The FPI Mag meter is a magnetic flow meter with coils and electrodes inside a probe that can be inserted perpendicularly into a pipe’s flow.
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July 05, 2018
Articles, Fertilizer, New Products

Demand for Controlled-Release Fertilizers Growing: China and U.S. driving most of global demand growth for these environmentally friendly alternatives to conventional fertilizers

China and U.S. driving most of global demand growth for these environmentally friendly alternatives to conventional fertilizers
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July 05, 2018
Articles, Event Calendar

Ag World Golf Classic Raises $90K+ for Charity

Area producers, processors and industry businesses rose set a new event record by raising over $91,000 to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities Inland Northwest (RMHC) at the 5th Annual Ag World Golf Classic on June 13.
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July 05, 2018
Articles

Gene Editing Approach Aims for Broad Disease Resistance

A novel gene editing approach could hold the key to broad-spectrum disease resistance in certain staple food crops without causing physical detriment to the plants.
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July 05, 2018
Articles, Irrigation

Taking Responsibility: Corporate social responsibility involves everyone.

Corporate social responsibility involves everyone.
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July 05, 2018
Articles
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Between the Rows: Airing My Grievances: How often does complaining have its desired effect?

How often does complaining have its desired effect?
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July 04, 2018
New Products

New Product: Cell Guard by Disinfecting Services

Cell Guard is a new product used to improve airflow in storages by cleaning and maintaining open air passages in common CELdek cooling pads.
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July 03, 2018
Seed Potatoes, Smorgasbord

The Smorgasbord: Castle Russet

Castle Russet is a medium- to late-maturing variety with high full-season yield of oblong-long, heavy-russeted tubers with higher dry matter content and cold sweetening resistance than those of standard russet varieties.
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July 03, 2018
Event Calendar
Pamela J.S. Hutchinson, UI potato cropping systems

Industry Invited to Attend PAA Annual Meeting: PAA meeting to be held in Boise July 22-26

PAA meeting to be held in Boise July 22-26
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July 03, 2018
Irrigation, New Products
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

A Place in the Sun: Solar Farms by Agri-Stor provide instant saving to growers

Solar Farms by Agri-Stor provide instant saving to growers
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July 03, 2018
Irrigation, New Products
Jon Johnston, Irrigation Accessories Co.

Less with More: Lowering average application rate expands potential of center pivots

Lowering average application rate expands potential of center pivots
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July 02, 2018
Irrigation, Grower of the Month
Andrew Oerman, Valley Irrigation

The Hill Country: Steep slopes don’t deter Idaho seed grower from irrigating with center pivots

Steep slopes don’t deter Idaho seed grower from irrigating with center pivots
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