February 28, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
Phillip Nolte, UI seed potato pathologist, Pamela

Be a Good Neighbor: Glyphosate carryover in seed

Once again, University of Idaho Potato Cropping Systems Weed Scientist Dr. Pamela J.S. Hutchinson, and Extension Potato Seed Specialist Dr. Phil Nolte
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February 28, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
Tim O'Conner, USPB CEO

Introducing the New USPB Corporate Brochure: Increasing awareness and understanding

The United States Potato Board's goal is "Maximizing Return on Grower Investment."
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February 28, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
Jerry P. Wright, President CEO, United Potato Gro

Sustainable Profitability:: A team effort?

A quiet historical coincidence happened in America's special year of 1776.
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February 28, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
Frank Muir, IPC President and CEO

The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: The advantage of high-profile events

At 2:30 P.m. MST, the coaches from Utah State University (USU) and the University of Toledo met at the 50-yard line for the coin toss.
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February 28, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes
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ID GROWERS SET TO VOTE ON MCCAIN, SIMPLOT CONTRACTS

Idaho potato growers will vote Monday in Burley on contracts with McCain Foods and J.R. Simplot Co. paying a 1.6 percent average increase, according t
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February 27, 2013
Potato Harvesting, Potato Equipment
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GROWERS GET HELP NAVIGATING H-2A

YAKIMA, Wash.-While most people attending Washington Farm Labor Association meetings hope immigration reform brings a better foreign guest-worker prog
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February 26, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Potato Equipment
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FL CROPS ESCAPE MAJOR DAMAGE

Florida grower-shippers for the most part escaped serious damage from a cold front that brought near-freezing temperatures to the Sunshine State.
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February 26, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting
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POTATO INDUSTRY MAKING PROGRESS ON LARGE CROP

Potato industry leaders say new USDA numbers show they're making a modest dent in a large 2012 crop supply that's depressed fresh prices.
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February 25, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue

Irrigation : Buyer's Guide

The new Pierce CornerMaster System benefits from the latest in control environments.
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February 25, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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FL FIELDS TAKE HIT W/ RECENT FREEZE

HASTINGS, Fla.-Potato crops in Hastings and East Palatka took a hit when freezing temperatures moved through the area Sunday night Feb. 17 and Monday
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February 25, 2013
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GMO LABELING BILL INTRODUCED IN CONGRESS

Colorado's Jared Polis announced on Feb. 20, outside a reborn organic retail store in Boulder, that he's introducing a federal bill in Congress to man
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February 22, 2013
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MORE EFFICIENT VARIETIES KNOCK ON DOOR OF QSRS

Officials with the Tri-State Potato Breeding Program say recent and ongoing field trials of many of their new varieties show most yield better with le
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February 21, 2013
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WPVGA ANNUAL MEETING

"Teamwork is the hallmark of the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association." That was the message from out-going WPVGA President Brad Faldet of
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February 20, 2013
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TKI ADDS SPANISH FEATURES TO CROP PROTECTION WEBSITE

PHOENIX, Ariz.-To meet the crop protection information needs of its Spanish-speaking customers globally, NovaSource, a business unit of Tessenderlo Ke
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February 19, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue

Syngenta Announces Scholarship Winner: $5,000 Scholarship Awarded to Alana Peters of Prosser, Washington

GREENSBORO, N.C.-Continuing its investment in the future of agriculture, Syngenta recognizes Alana Peters, a senior at Prosser High School in Prosser,
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February 19, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue

The Best Way to Sell a Lot of Potatoes: Breaking the Recipe Rut

Linus Pauling famously said, "The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas." And, if we may paraphrase Mr. Pauling, the best way to sell
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February 19, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
Jeff Miller, Terry Miller, Trent Taysom and Scott

(Not) Going Pink: Effect of irrigation frequency on pink rot

Pink rot of potato is primarily caused by the Oomycete pathogen Phytophthora erythroseptica Oomycetes are sometimes rederred to as water molds due to
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February 19, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
Adrian L. Arp, Ph.D., Mir Seyedbadheri, Ph.D.

Fishy Soil: Productive Soils Resulting in High Yields and Quality

Potato production has adopted many new practices to improve yield and quality. In the 1970's, foliar feeding was introduced, allowing in-season adjust
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February 19, 2013
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LATE BLIGHT PATHOGEN BLOCKS RNA SILENCING PATHWAYS

When a pathogen attacks a plant, infection usually follows after the plant's immune system is compromised. A team of researchers at the University of
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February 19, 2013
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TIGER UNIVERSITY SPONSORS AG WEBINAR ON SULFUR FERTILIZER

WESTPORT, Conn.-Brad Miller, the Supply Chain Manager for H.J. Baker's Tiger-Sul Products (Canada) Co. subsidiary will lead an agriculture webinar on
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February 18, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
Eric Halverson, VP Technology, Black gold Farms; J

Improving Yield, Quality and Efficuency: Remote monitoring of pivot irrigation

Black Gold Farms is a multi-generation, family-owned farming organization that began in North Dakota's Red River Valley more than 80 years ago.
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February 18, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
Robert Davidson, CSU Extension Seed Potato Special

Powdery Scab and Early Blight: Combating diseases affecting the Intermountain West

The Research program for Dr. Robert Davidson, the 2012 Potato Grower magazine Researcher of the Year is composed of several different aspects with a d
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February 18, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue

Alliance Supermarket Labels

Preprinted stock supermarket labels that are designed to provide high-image sensitivity at low-energy settings to extend the life of thermal printing
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February 18, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue

HarvestMaster Mirus

LOGAN, Utah-HarvestMaster, a division of Juniper Systems, announces Mirus harvest data collection software as the latest addition to its research agri
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February 18, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Photos Courtesy of Tim Hall, Nelson

Here Comes the Boom: Irrigation Accessories' Boombacks Save Water

Jon Johnson knows how to save water for potato growers. The problem is getting the word out.
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February 18, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue

J.R. Simplot Optimal Nutrient Efficiency (ONE)

BOISE, Idaho-The J.R. Simplot Company is announcing a new line of innovative products called Simplot ONE, for Optimal Nutrient Efficiency.
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February 18, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
Tyler J. Baum

Two States, One Operation: Aaron Troyer of Fort Myers, Fla.

Most potato growers limit their acreage to one geographical region. Not very many growers can say they grow potatoes in two different states.
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February 18, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue

Zetor Major Utility Tractors

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-Zetor North America, Inc., announced the re-launch of its Major series of value-priced utility tractors in the U.S. and Canada.
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February 18, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue

Alliance Galaxy Muddy Buddy Tire

The Galaxy Muddy Buddy from the Alliance Tire Group introduces a super-deep-tread design to the Alliance lineup of skid-steer tires.
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February 18, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue

Android Version 2.0 for the USPB mobile app

Android Version 2.0 for the USPB mobile app is now available. This new version pushes alerts to Android users whenever new updates appear on the app t
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February 18, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue

Dynamic Systems SIMBA Software

REDMOND, Wash.-Dynamic Systems, Inc., a Redmond, Wash., software developer specializing in barcode data collection, announces the release of SIMBA Lit
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February 18, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue

John Deere Mobile Farm Manager App

To help give producers easier access to important farm and field information through their mobile device, John Deere introduces John Deere Mobile Farm
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February 18, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue

Rain Bird Acquires ClimateMinder

AZUSA, Calif.-Customers of Rain Bird's Agriculture Division will now have access to the most innovative wireless monitoring and control technology ava
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February 18, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue

Remlinger Mfg. PFM Belt-Driven Power Ditchers

Remlinger Manufacturing offers the PFM belt-driven power ditchers in both a center-cut and offset model for simple, economical field water control.
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February 18, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue

WeighPack XPdius i-130

The new XPdius i-130 vertical form-and-seal machine is designed to reduce cost of ownership.
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February 18, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue

OSU Announces New Potato Breeding Head

CORVALLIS, Ore.-Oregon State University once again has a plant breeder leading its potato development efforts after filling a position that was vacant
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February 18, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue

AG's Appetite for Mobile Info Grows

GREENSBORO, N.C.-Agriculture is no ordinary business. People in other industries may spend their days in front of a computer, but not the folks who ma
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February 18, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue
Tyler J. Baum, Editor

Never Stop Learning

My job requires me to interview a lot of people. Every time I interview a grower or a business owner for a product/service growers need, it never ceas
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February 18, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue

PVMI Board Sets Up Operating Reserve

PVMI, the Potato Variety Management Institution, has recently sent checks totaling almost $166,000 to the institutions that comprise the Tri-State Uni
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February 18, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue

TBEI Announces New Marketing Manager

LAKE CRYSTAL, Minn.-Truck Bodies & Equipment International, Inc. (TBEI) announces the addition of Nicole `Nikki' Kyle as Marketing Manager.
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February 18, 2013| Published in the February 2013 issue

Valley Announces Formation of Valley Water Management

VALLEY, Neb.-Valley Irrigation, the leader in precision irrigation, continues to provide water management solutions for agriculture with the formation
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February 18, 2013
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HEINZ TO SELL TO 3G CAPITAL

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway and private equity firm 3G Capital will buy ketchup and baby food maker H.J. Heinz Co for $23.2 billion in cash, a
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February 15, 2013
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H.J. BAKER SPONSORS WEBINAR ON HANDLING SULFUR PRODUCTS

WESTPORT, Conn.-Brad Miller, the Supply Chain Manager for H.J. Baker's Tiger-Sul Products (Canada) Co. subsidiary will lead an agriculture webinar on
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February 14, 2013
Fertilizer
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4R MANUAL SLIDE SET NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER

NORCROSS, Ga.-The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) is releasing its newest educational resource in support of 4R Nutrient Stewardship-th
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February 13, 2013
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USPB ANNOUNCES FIRST ONLINE CHIP SEED AUCTION

New for 2013, the USPB Chip Committee will be conducting the Online USPB Chip Committee Seed Auction, the first industry online seed auction of its ki
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February 12, 2013
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STANDING UP FOR POTATOES ON CAPITOL HILL

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Potato growers and industry partners from across the country will travel to the nation's capital this month as part of the National P
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February 11, 2013
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NEWEST FOCUS ON POTATO: EARLY GEN SEED

ST PAUL, Minn.-Successful early generation seed production depends on very close monitoring for pests, diseases and variety mixtures.
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February 08, 2013
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SIMPLOT TO CLOSE HEYBURN CENTER

J.R. Simplot Co. officials confirmed that the company will shutter its Heyburn distribution center in a phased closure beginning in August.
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February 08, 2013
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TURKISH CO MOVES TO CLAIM IDAHO LABEL

BOISE, Idaho-Lawmakers are fast-tracking an emergency resolution designed to stop a Turkish company's plans to register the "Idaho" label and place it
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February 07, 2013
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PCN FIND EXPANDS QUARANTINE

Two new Bingham County fields have been added to a quarantine list in the effort to eradicate pale cyst nematode from Idaho.
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February 06, 2013
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GUENTHNER: GM POTATOES LIKELY TO RETURN

KENNEWICK, Wash.-A University of Idaho researcher says he's optimistic efforts to develop genetically modified potatoes will resurface.
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February 05, 2013
Herbicide, Insecticide, Fungicide
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GROWERS REVIEW NEW SOIL FUMIGATION RULES

KENNEWICK, Wash.-New soil fumigation rules change who can be in the field during a chemical application, a state official says.
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February 04, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Insecticide, Fungicide
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ID GROWERS SEEK TO RECOUP ZC COSTS IN CONTRACTS

Officials representing Idaho potato growers in contract negotiations with processors say a top priority has been recouping increased chemical costs to
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February 01, 2013
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TWO MORE FIELDS QUARANTINED IN PCN BATTLE

Two new Bingham County fields have been added to a quarantine list in the effort to eradicate pale cyst nematode from Idaho.
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