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POTATO INDUSTRY NEWS
GFSI RECOGNIZES GLOBALG.A.P.’s IFA VERSION 4.0
BALTIMORE, Md.—GLOBALG.A.P. North America Inc. (GGNA), the USA and Canadian division of the world’s largest private sector standards organization for Good Agricultural Practice, announces that the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has recognized its Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA V4.0 - Fruit & Vegetables Sub-scope) and Produce Safety Standard (PSS V4.0) according to GFSI Guidance Document Sixth Edition, BI and D Scopes (Farming of Plants and Pre-Processing Handling of Plants respectively), for food safety and traceability.
May 17, 2013
“2012 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE” WINDOW CLOSING
With the window to respond to the 2012 Census of Agriculture officially closing on May 31, the USDA is urging growers and ranchers not to miss this opportunity to be counted and help determine the future of farming in America. USDA has already received more than 2 million completed Census forms.
May 16, 2013
IRRIGATION WATER GOES UNDERGROUND
McCAMMON, Idaho—A southeast Idaho canal company has completed a $4.8 million project to pipe irrigation water formerly moved through a network of open ditches.
May 15, 2013
WATER EFFICIENCY KEY TO IRRIGATING
The 2012 drought that covered about 65 percent of the U.S. and which was a continuation of drought that began more than a year earlier in the Southwest has brought concern about water availability to the forefront more than ever before.
May 15, 2013
WSPC OFFERS IPM SUPPLIES
As the potato growing season begins, The Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC) will provide free Integrated Pest Management (IPM) supplies for Washington’s potato growers.
May 14, 2013
FARMLOGS LAUNCHES iOS AND ANDROID APPS FOR PLANTING SEASON
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—FarmLogs, the leading agricultural tech startup that helps growers plan, manage and analyze their farm’s operations, announces the launch of its all-new mobile apps for Android and iOS devices. The apps make it incredibly easy to keep track of everything that happens in the field in real time. The FarmLogs apps are now available for free download in iTunesand in the Google Play store.
May 14, 2013
POTATO INDUSTRY NEWS
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.
February 01, 2013
ZC FOUND IN POWER COUNTY, ID
A new potato alert was posted to PNWPestAlert.net.
March 14, 2013
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.
February 06, 2013
RESEARCH LOOKS AT COPPER IN ID POTATO FIELDS
New University of Idaho research suggests copper concentrations in some sandy-soiled Idaho farm fields treated with dairy lagoon water may be nearing levels that could stymie potato root growth.
January 24, 2013
CLOSER REGISTERED FOR CANADA POTATOES
Dow AgroSciences has announced that potato growers in Canada now have access to Closer, a new insecticide with a unique mode of action for the control of aphids. Aphids transmit viruses and can reduce marketable yield. Aphid control is particularly critical in potato seed production where the tolerance for total virus levels is extremely low. Canada’s regulatory authorities have approved Closer for the control of several important species of aphids in potato crops.
March 12, 2013
HERBICIDE RESISTANCE TESTING: CLASSICAL & QUICK APPROACHES
Crops should be managed in a way to prevent weed infestations, overuse of herbicides and herbicide resistance. But in the real world, growers will use the most convenient and economical practices until a crisis forces a change. Routine monitoring of weed populations for their resistance to herbicides can avert such a crisis. Making resistance testing protocols widely available can help to attain this goal.
January 31, 2013
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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May 28, 2013
Potato Psyllid ID Workshops
June 03, 2013
Produce Inspection Training Program
June 04, 2013
June 12, 2013
Crop Transition Conference
June 13, 2013
2013 Snake River Research Tour
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