Potato Harvesting

For the latest potato harvest industry news and stories, read the following Potato Grower Magazine articles about potato harvesting and potato harvest equipment and techniques.

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September 18, 2014
Potato Harvesting
Dave Gallagher

Seed Potato Harvest Starts in NW Washington

This year’s seed potato harvest is off to a slow start in Whatcom County, Wash., but it has the potential for being a decent one this year.
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September 15, 2014
Potato Harvesting
Melissa Shipman

Acreage Up, Size Down in San Luis Valley

Acreage is up for several growers in Colorado’s San Luis Valley.
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September 09, 2014
Potato Harvesting

Wisconsin Enjoying Strong Start to Season

The weather has been kind, providing Wisconsin potato growers with a very good summer production season. Weather permitting, growers expect a very good fall harvest.
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August 06, 2014
Potato Harvesting
Josie Musico

Texas Crop Out of Ground: Barrett Produce minimizes water use while growing potato crop

SPRINGLAKE, Texas — They’re out of the ground now and waiting to see an oven—well, most of them. Potatoes have reached the late stages of harvest time at Barrett Produce in Lamb and Bailey counties in Texas.
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April 16, 2014
Potato Equipment, Potato Harvesting, Potato Storage, Seed Potatoes
John O'Connell, Capital Press

Grower Goes on Offensive Against Ring Rot

A southeast Idaho potato grower changes his farming practices after dealing with bacterial ring rot.
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February 25, 2014
Potato Harvesting
Andy Nelson

North American Potato Production Down in 2013

Fall potato production in the U.S. and Canada fell 3 percent from 2012 to 2013.
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January 10, 2014
New Products, Potato Harvesting, Potato Storage

Simplot Touts Benefits of GMO Potato

Simplot has developed potato varieties through biotechnology and has petitioned USDA for deregulation of the new varieties. The company is working on developing varieties with other desirable traits such as disease resistance and enhanced nutrition.
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December 17, 2013
Potato Harvesting
John O'Connell, Capital Press

Idaho Ag Posts Record Receipts for Third Straight Year

University of Idaho economists say the state has set a third consecutive record for agricultural cash receipts.
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December 10, 2013
Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
Kristi Pihl, Tri-City Herald

Hot Weather Reduced Eastern Washington Crop

Eastern Washington's hot summer shriveled some of this year's potato crop.
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December 09, 2013
Potato Harvesting, Potato Storage
Phillip Nolte & Nora Olsen

Managing Tuber Diseases After Harvest : Bacterial ring rot, pink rot and pythium leak.

Bacterial ring rot of potato (BRR) is a vascular pathogen that is characterized by a foliar wilt and a rot that affects the vascular ring in the tuber. Often the first symptom observed in the field is the sudden wilt of a single stem on a single plant, a
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