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May 27, 2016
Potato Harvesting, Potato Storage
Tim Linden

California Crop Finding Good Demand

The two big stories out of California’s Kern County potato deal this year are 1) that there is a fairly good market, and 2) there are no russet potatoes.
May 26, 2016
Andy Robinson, North Dakota State University

A Bone to Pick

Animal bones, a foreign material, are a food safety risk, and fields that have bones in the soil are not suitable for potato production.
May 25, 2016
Seed Potatoes
Linda Stewart

Purple Magic Variety Making Waves in Europe

Purple Magic is a new potato variety with high anthocyanin content developed in Northern Ireland.
May 20, 2016
Fertilizer, Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide
Ludwig Burger

Digital Farming Shakes Up Chemical Sector

Pesticide, seed and fertilizer companies may be forced to re-engineer their business models as growers adopt specialist technology.
May 19, 2016
Fungicide, Herbicide, Potato Harvesting
Noah Rosenzweig, Luke Steere and Lee Duynslager

Volunteer Potatoes Present Risk

The Late Bight Risk Forecasting website is now available for 2016 risk estimation.
May 18, 2016
Seed Potatoes
Catharine Koroulis

Researchers Develop Nutrient-Rich Potatoes

a group of researchers from Colorado State University have recently developed potato varieties that satisfy vitamin, mineral and antioxidant intake.
May 17, 2016

P.E.I. Grower Fears Losing McCain’s

Robert Green hopes peas and fava beans, when rotated with his traditional potato crop, will help improve his yields and diversify his income options.
May 17, 2016
Event Calendar, Seed Potatoes

Calif. Variety Trial Field Day Scheduled

The 2016 Kern County potato variety trial field day is scheduled for June 8 Hart Memorial Park northeast of downtown Bakersfield.
May 16, 2016
Event Calendar, Fertilizer, Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide

USDA Convenes Public Biotech Meeting

May 16, 2016
Seed Potatoes
Sue Roesler

Clones for Future Planted at NDSU Site

Potato clones in the NDSU trial were planted May 2.
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