Potato Storage

One the the most important aspects of the potato industry is potato storage. If you want to learn the most advanced ways to improve storage quality, read the following articles for the most recent potato storage industry news.

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June 18, 2014
Potato Storage

Webcast: Factors Causing Sugar Ends in Potatoes

Whether you call them glassy ends, translucent ends, dark ends, jelly ends or something even less flattering, sugar ends are a significant issue.
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April 22, 2014
Potato Storage
Andy Nelson

USDA Releases Potato Stock Report

About 112 million cwt. of potatoes had yet to ship from the top 13 U.S. spud-producing states as of April 1, 3 percent fewer than two years ago.
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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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April 13, 2014
Potato Storage, Seed Potatoes
John O'Connell, Capital Press

ISDA Enacts Temporary Ring Rot Rules

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture has implemented temporary rules governing bacterial ring rot in potatoes.
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February 24, 2014
New Products, Potato Storage

Potato Bruising Thwarted by New Machine: The EZ Down displayed at expo in Charlottetown, P.E.I.

A potato grower and two of his employees from Orwell Cove, Prince Edward Island, are banking on a new piece of equipment they’ve designed to stop the food from bruising.
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January 15, 2014
New Products, Potato Storage
Vicky Boyd

New Sprout Control Improves Quality of Storage Potatoes

SAN ANTONIO - With not yet a full season under their belts, applicators are continuing to learn about the nuances of a new chemical that literally burns the eyes off sprouted storage potatoes.
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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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January 02, 2014
Potato Storage
Joseph Ditzler, Bend Bulletin

Oregon Grower Giving Away Potatoes

TERREBONNE, Ore. - The once neat rows of stacked cardboard bins are jumbled and sagging now in the storage cellar at Rainshadow Organics off Lower Bridge Way in Terrebone, Ore.
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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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November 07, 2013
Insecticide, Potato Storage
John O'Connell, Capital Press
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New UI Entomologist Has Zebra Chip Background

Arash Rashed, the new entomologist with the University of Idaho's Aberdeen Research and Extension Center, will specialize in cereals but has experience in zebra chip disease to help the potato industry research a new disease threat.
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