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February 28, 2017

Changing Trends, Challenges in Potato Industry

While changes in health habits like low-carb diets have had an effect on demand for potatoes, such negative views of the vegetable are beginning to change
February 28, 2017
Seed Potatoes

UI Expands Nuclear Seed Program

The University of Idaho has hired a new director for its nuclear seed potato program and plans to build additional facilities to help expand production.
February 28, 2017

Breaking Through

Combating hydrophobic soils for improved disease control
February 27, 2017
New Products, Potato Equipment, Potato Harvesting
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Big Machines

Over the past 20 years, Spudnik Equipment Company has made a name for itself as perhaps the preeminent leader in manufacturing field equipment for the potato industry.
February 27, 2017
Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide
Mychel Matthews

Raising Pests for Research

Scientists at the University of Idaho’s Kimberly Research and Extension Center work year-round to make growers’ lives easier.
February 27, 2017
Seed Potatoes

U.S. Seed Potatoes to Arrive in China

The Office for Inspection and Quarantine in Jining City, China, recently handled papers regarding the import of seed potatoes from the U.S.
February 25, 2017
Jeffrey Mervis

Bill Aims to Ensure Scientists Not ‘Muzzled’

A new bill introduced in the Senate would protect federal scientists from attempts to interfere with scientific discourse and dissemination of research results.
February 25, 2017
New Products

Arysta Royal MH-30 Xtra

Royal MH-30 Xtra works to provide a higher grade of potato and better storage quality.
February 25, 2017
Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide

House Age Committee Passes Pesticide Bill

On Feb. 14, H.R. 1029, the “Pesticide Registration Enhancement Act of 2017,” was introduced. If passed, the law would reauthorize the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA).
February 24, 2017
Magdalena Mis, Reuters

Can We Measure Yields from Space?

Researchers have come up with a new method of estimating crop yields from small farms using high-resolution images from the latest generation of satellites.
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