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Potato Specimens Transferred to Wisconsin State Herbarium


At the end of October, David Spooner transferred a large collection of potato specimens from around the Americas from the U.S. Potato Genebank in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., to the Wisconsin State Herbarium on the UW–Madison campus.

Czech Institute Introduces Purple Potato Variety


At the Potato Research Institute in Havlíckuv Brod, Czech Republic, geneticists have been breeding an agricultural product that would have been unthinkable in 1920s Czechoslovakia.

Syngenta Names Scholarship Winners


Syngenta has named University of Hawaii student Aimee Uyehara and Virginia Tech student Abigail Han as the national winners of the Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship.

N.D. Potatoes, Sugarbeets Up


Sugarbeet production is forecast to be up 4 percent to 6.5 million tons in North Dakota, and the state's potato production up 16 percent to 25.2 million hundredweight.

Calendar: Women in Ag Conference

Event Calendar

Nov. 18 at 40 Northwest locations

Students Help Create New Value from Potatoes


Penn State Ag Sciences students are in the trenches with Sterman Masser Farms to find new and convenient potato products.

Bosch Moves into Ag Tech Market

New Products

The market for agricultural technology is growing worldwide. It is also a lucrative field for Bosch.

Red River Valley Faces Trucking Shortage


Red River Valley potato producers had a strong start to the shipping season this year despite a lack of available truckers. But the trucking shortage likely won’t improve as the holidays approach.

NPC Applauds U.S. Trade Victory in Indonesia


The National Potato Council applauds the U.S. Trade Representative’s victory in the World Trade Organization case against Indonesia’s restrictive import licensing scheme.

Caribou Russet was first made available to consumers at last year’s Maine Harvest Festival.

Product: ESN Smart Nitrogen

Fertilizer, New Products

When it comes to nitrogen uptake, potatoes are an entirely different animal from grains, oilseeds and other crops.

New Product: ProAcqua Nutrients by Compass

New Products

A uniquely formulated line of highly soluble plant nutrition, ProAcqua products are made with high-quality ingredients and proven agronomic blends that complement the way growers manage their nutritional programs.

Valley Given AE50 Award for X-Tec Advanced Center Drive

New Products

The innovative design of the X-Tec advanced center drive from Valley Irrigation has received an AE50 award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.

Farm At Hand Launches Premium Features

New Products

Farm At Hand introduces a new suite of premium features starting with Crop Planner, a planning tool to take farmers from 30,000-foot plans down to field specific prescriptions.

Research Station Curator Keeps Things Running Smoothly


Sam Perez and other employees at the research station in Hancock, Wis., help growers decide when to market their stored potatoes.

Idaho Yields Lower, but Quality High


The weather didn’t always cooperate during Idaho’s 2017 potato-growing season, but in the end, producers turned out high-quality potatoes around the state.