July 31, 2013
Seed Potatoes
John O'Connell, Capital Press
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TETONIA CENTER GETS MORE HELP FROM UNIVERSITY

TETONIA, Idaho-Having been saved from closure a few years ago by donations from Idaho commodity groups, the Tetonia Research and Extension Center is a
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July 30, 2013
Maine Potato Board
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MPB NAMES GREGG GARRISON 2013 FARM FAMILY OF YEAR

The Maine Potato Board is pleased to announce the 2013 Farm Family of the Year: the Wayne and Gregg Garrison family of Blaine.
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July 30, 2013
Insecticide
The Treasure Valley and Pacific Northwest Pest Ale
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POTATO PSYLLID UPDATE: MORE PSYLLIDS CAUGHT

More potato psyllids were trapped last week in potato fields in Canyon, Ada, Elmore, Gooding, Jerome and Twin Falls Counties. In addition, we trapped
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July 25, 2013
Potato Harvesting, Fungicide
North Carolina State University
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POTATO FAMINE PHYTOPHTHORA IS MORE VIRULENT

The plant pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine in the 1840s lives on today with a different genetic blueprint and an even larger arsenal of we
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July 24, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Herbicide, Seed Potatoes
Andy Robinson, North Dakota State University
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DRIFTING AND SPRAYER CONTAMINATION ON POTATOES

When glyphosate treatments occur next to a potato field or the same sprayer is used to treat potatoes with pesticides that has been used for glyphosat
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July 23, 2013
Potato Harvesting, Insecticide
Pacific Northwest and Treasure Valley Pest Alert N
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PSYLLID UPDATE: WAITING ON LSO TESTING

More potato psyllids were trapped last week in potato fields in Ada, Canyon, Elmore and Twin Falls counties.
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July 22, 2013| Published in the January 2013 issue

U.S., Panama Enter Trade Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C.-United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Ricardo Quijano, minister of commerce and industry of the government of Panama, excha
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July 19, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Insecticide, Seed Potatoes
Pacific Northwest and Treasure Valley Pest Alert N
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LSO-POSITIVE PSYLLIDS FOUND IN CANYON AND TWIN FALLS COUNTIES

For the first time this year, we have found potato psyllids in Idaho that have tested positive for Lso, the bacterium that causes zebra chip. A total
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July 19, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
USPB, NPC
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PHILIPPINE MARKET NOW OPEN FOR U.S. FRESH POTATOES

WASHINGTON, D.C.-After four years of work, the National Potato Council (NPC) and the United States Potato Board (USPB) are pleased the government of t
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July 19, 2013
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VALLEY IRRIGATION ANNOUNCES EXPANDED 2013 FIELD DAYS

VALLEY, Neb.-Valley Irrigation, the leader in precision irrigation, will host three Field Days this summer to offer educational information about cent
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July 19, 2013
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WSPC ELECTS NEW LEADERSHIP

During its annual meeting, The Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC) elected its new Executive Committee for the upcoming year. Jared Balcom, a po
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July 18, 2013
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NW FARM CREDIT SERVICES POTATO SNAPSHOT

SPOKANE, Wash.-The following highlight from Northwest Farm Credit Services' Knowledge Center Market Snapshots is vailable at northwestfcs.com/resource
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July 17, 2013
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JAPAN, KOREA SET RESIDUE LIMITS ON POTATOES TREATED W/ LUNA

Japan and Korea have set maximum residue limits for Bayer's Luna-Tranquility fungicide, prompting potato growers to quickly buy up available inventori
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July 17, 2013
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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR 2013 IRRIGATION SHOW

FALLS CHURCH, Va.-Attendee registration is now open at www.irrigationshow.orgfor the 2013 Irrigation Show and Education Conference, taking place Nov.
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July 16, 2013
Insecticide
Pacific Northwest and Treasure Valley Pest Alert N
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UI PSYLLID AND ZC UPDATE

Potato psyllids were trapped this week on sticky cards in Canyon, Ada, Elmore, Twin Falls and Cassia Counties.
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July 16, 2013
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BEST PRACTICES FOR HANDLING, TRANSPORTING PESTICIDES

Everyone who handles pesticides needs to learn about the product stewardship best practices for handling, storing and transporting them. To learn more
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July 15, 2013
Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
Pacific Northwest and Treasure Valley Pest Alert
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POTATO TUBERFORM MOTHS CAPTURED IN TRAPS IN E OREGON

Potato tuberworm moths have been captured in pheromone traps in Malheur Co.
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July 13, 2013
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USPB PROMOTES POTATOES

Though Mexican men haven't historically been USPB's target audience, officials with USPB believe they've found a formula for getting the population to
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July 11, 2013
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HEAT MAY HAVE BRIGHT SIDE-FEWER PSYLLIDS

Though Idaho growers fear the arrival of a record-setting heat wave could stress crops, it may have come with a silver lining for potato farmers, acco
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July 11, 2013
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IRRIGATION WATER CUT OFF FOR SOME ID GROWERS

KETCHUM, Idaho-Irrigation water to several hundred farmers in Lincoln County has been cut off because of low water in Magic Reservoir.
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July 10, 2013
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PSYLLID UPDATE: MORE PSYLLIDS FOUND

More potato psyllids have been found in the U-Idaho monitoring programs. Psyllids have been found thus far in Canyon, Ada, Elmore, Gooding, Jerome and
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July 08, 2013
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PSYLLID MONITORING WORKSHOP HELPS IDENTIFY POTATO PESTS

PARMA, Idaho-A series of workshops to help potato growers, consultants, fertilizer and chemical dealers, and processing company representatives includ
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July 07, 2013| Published in the July 2013 issue
Jerry P. Wright

Objectivity vs. Subjectivity: Conforming life to rules

Achieving objective thinking requires considerable moral distinction, a station only achieved at significant cost.
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July 07, 2013| Published in the July 2013 issue
Diana LeDoux

Transparency and Accountability: A robust set of guidelines for the USPB

Is the United States Potato Board (USPB) accountable to you?
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July 07, 2013| Published in the July 2013 issue
Ian Crawford

Benefiting Soil Fumigant Application: Maximizing performance of metam fumigation products

In 2009, the J.R. Simplot Company initiated a several-year study of Metam CLR fumigant in combination with soil wetting agents. The purpose of the stu
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July 07, 2013| Published in the July 2013 issue

Developing Thick Skin: Skin set and how to achieve it

As we get into the final stages of growing a potato crop, a number of season-ending activities come to mind. Things like vine kill and skin set. We al
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July 07, 2013| Published in the July 2013 issue
William J. DelBagno, FBI Chemical Countermeasures

F BI and Agricultural Retailers: A partnership to raise awareness

We've heard the questions asked: "Why is the FBI presenting at our agricultural conference? What do weapons of mass destruction have to do with my far
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July 07, 2013| Published in the July 2013 issue
Nora Olsen, Tina Brandt, Lynn Woodell, Jeff Miller

Harvest Wounds and Storage Diseases: Dry rot, Pythium leak, Pink rot

Great care is taken to minimize wounding, bruising and abrasions at harvest, but unfortunately some impact is inevitable.
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July 07, 2013| Published in the July 2013 issue

Kerian Machines: Kerian Sizer

The Kerian Sizer uses a single set of rotating rollers that gradually separate as they gently carry the potatoes forward.
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July 07, 2013| Published in the July 2013 issue

Lockwood: GDS-7 Potato Sizer

The Lockwood GDS-7 Sizer will sort and size potatoes with 98 percent accuracy.
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July 07, 2013| Published in the July 2013 issue

Mayo: Unloading Conveyors

The Mayo series of unloading and conveying equipment provide high volume and gentle handling of potatoes during harvest.
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July 07, 2013| Published in the July 2013 issue

Spudnik: AirSep

Spudnik Equipment Company continues to introduce new and innovative products to help growers around the world become more efficient.
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July 07, 2013| Published in the July 2013 issue

WEMCO: Self-Propelled Potato Harvester

Washington Equipment Manufacturing Company, located in Spokane, Wash., introduces its exclusive Self-Propelled Potato Harvester (SPH), a product that
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July 07, 2013| Published in the July 2013 issue
Frank Muir

Whetting Appetites: Encouraging consumers to buy potatoes using recipes

Since the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) launched www.idahopotato.com in 1997, one of the website's most popular features has been and continues to be
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July 07, 2013| Published in the July 2013 issue

More Precise, More Effective: Take the learning curve out of VRI

Variable Rate Irrigation (VRI) has made irrigating more precise and more effective, helping growers make better use of their available water.
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July 07, 2013| Published in the July 2013 issue

Smart Storage: Continuing success from the field into storage with SmartBlock

Hard work completed throughout the growing season should not be lost when potatoes go into storage. To help continue the success from the field, growe
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July 07, 2013| Published in the July 2013 issue
David Fairbourn, USPB ICP Manager

Brian Kirschenmann of Bakersfield, Calif.: Involvement shapes potato industry's future

What does the United States Potato Board (USPB) provide to the national potato industry? What motivates growers to leave their farms and livelihoods f
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July 07, 2013| Published in the July 2013 issue
Eric Horvath, Irrigation Association Communication

Celebrating Smart Irrigation Month: Positioning your business as a leader in water stewardship

Sustainable and efficient irrigated agriculture is becoming increasingly important in the face of continued drought conditions.
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July 07, 2013| Published in the July 2013 issue
Mark Leitman, PERC director of business developmen

Powering with Propane: Improved technology, lower fuel cost and increased efficiency

Irrigation is an energy-intensive farming operation.
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July 07, 2013| Published in the July 2013 issue
Dr. Howard Neibling

Preseason Sprinkler Management: Making the best use of a limited water supply

Regular and preseason maintenance to repair leaks, replace worn nozzles or replace older center pivot application packages can help you make the best
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July 07, 2013| Published in the July 2013 issue

AMS Gator Probe

The AMS Gator Probe was designed with operator comfort and efficiency in mind. This one-of-a-kind soil probe offers the benefits of a "closed end" soi
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July 07, 2013| Published in the July 2013 issue

Eagle Packaging EZTAPE

Eagle Packaging Machinery's EZTAPE sealing solutions are designed to reduce time that is wasted when manually sealing cases. Eagle has developed tape
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July 07, 2013| Published in the July 2013 issue

Eagle Rock Fabrication

Growers looking to build even-flow bins, conveyor systems, washers, decks, catwalks or pretty much anything imaginable made from metal need only look
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July 07, 2013| Published in the July 2013 issue

FarmLogs iOS and Android Apps

ANN ARBOR, Mich.-FarmLogs, the leading agricultural tech startup that helps growers plan, manage and analyze their farm's operations, announces the la
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July 07, 2013| Published in the July 2013 issue

Mattracks M3 Plus

KARLSTAD, Minn.-Mattracks, the innovator of 4x4 rubber track conversion systems introduces the M3 PLUS system for side-by-side Utility Terrain Vehicle
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July 07, 2013| Published in the July 2013 issue

Precision Laboratories Mix Tank App Update

WAUKEGAN, Ill.-Precision Laboratories has released an update to its award-winning Mix Tank application, available immediately for download on iPhone a
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July 07, 2013| Published in the July 2013 issue

Rain Bird ESP-SMTe

TUCSON, Ariz.-After Rain Bird introduced the ESP-SMT smart control system in 2009, the weather-based, 13-station controller quickly made a name for it
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July 07, 2013| Published in the July 2013 issue
Tyler J. Baum

Waste Not, Want Not: Holst Truck Parts serving agriculture for over 80 years

Every generation prior to the disposable generation has had to live by the proverbs "Waste not, want not," and "Make do or do without." If you didn't
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July 07, 2013| Published in the July 2013 issue

WeighPack Systems AutoWeigher

The AutoWeigher from WeighPack Systems Inc., is a linear scale designed for growing companies who are interested in taking the first step toward autom
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July 07, 2013| Published in the July 2013 issue

17th Edition of Farm Estate and Business Planning Now Available

KELSO, Wash.-The Agricultural Law Press announces the publication of Dr. Neil Harl's 17th edition of his popular book, Farm Estate and Business Planni
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July 07, 2013| Published in the July 2013 issue

AGCO to Expand Minnesota Facility

AGCO has begun further expansion of its Jackson, Minn., manufacturing center. During the next three years, AGCO will invest an estimated $42 million i
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July 07, 2013| Published in the July 2013 issue
Tyler J. Baum

Drought 2013

Raindrops keep falling on my head.
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July 07, 2013| Published in the July 2013 issue

H .J. Baker Hires VPVP for Sales & Marketing

WESTPORT, Conn.-International agriculture firm H.J. Baker & Bro., Inc. announces Steve Azzarello has been hired as Executive Vice President for Sales
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July 07, 2013| Published in the July 2013 issue

Syngenta and DuPont Agree on New Fungicide Solutions

WILMINGTON, Del.-Syngenta and DuPont announce technology licensing agreements that will broaden each company's crop protection product portfolio and e
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July 05, 2013
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2013 MILLER RESEARCH FIELD DAY SET

The 2013 Miller Research Potato Pest Management Field Day will be held August 14 beginning at 9 a.m. at Miller Research in Rupert, Idaho.
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July 05, 2013
Fertilizer
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NEW ID FERTILIZER PLANT OFFICIALLY OPEN

Valley Agronomics has opened a new fertilizer plant and warehouse facility at Greenleaf, Idaho, east of Nampa. The facility will store and distribute
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July 04, 2013
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POTATO GROWERS REDUCE ACREAGE ON HEELS OF BIG CROP

Potato growers in the Northwest and throughout the U.S. have significantly reduced their acreage this season following a 2012 crop marked by overprodu
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July 03, 2013
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LATEST FOCUS ON POTATO: VERTICILLIUM WILT

ST PAUL, Minn.-Verticillium Wilt can be found in all major potato-producing regions of the U.S. and is responsible for yield losses through a reductio
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July 03, 2013
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POTATO POTASSIUM UPTAKE CALCULATOR RELEASED

Great Salt Lakes Minerals, a division of Compass Minerals, launched a mobile tool designed to help potato growers and crop consultants make more accur
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July 02, 2013
Irrigation
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WATER OUTLOOK IMPROVES, BUT SUPPLIES STILL TIGHT IN SW ID

The dim outlook for the irrigation supply in southwest Idaho this season has brightened somewhat. But many growers in the region will still have to ge
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July 01, 2013| Published in the May 2013 issue
By David Fairbourn- Photos Courtesy of the USPB

I AM THE USPB!: Chris Slagell of Hydro, Oklahoma. Major leadership from a minor production state

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July 01, 2013
Insecticide
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PSYLLID UPDATE: PSYLLIDS FOUND IN CANYON, ELMORE COUNTIES

*More potato psyllids have been found in Canyon and Elmore Counties, and one potato psyllid was found in Jerome County. All psyllids tested so far fro
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