July 29, 2016
Herbicide, Insecticide
Suzanne Bopp

A New Approach for Endangered Species: Cooperation is crucial to balance environmental protection with agricultural needs and food security.

The habitats for many species listed as endangered are found on private land, often vast expanses owned by farmers and ranchers.
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July 28, 2016
Fungicide
Noah Rosenzweig, Saltanat Mambetova, Robert Schafer and Luke Steere

More Late Blight in Michigan

Late blight was found in three more potato fields in Michigan’s St. Joseph County this week.
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July 28, 2016
Insecticide

Test Detects Viruses Faster, Cheaper

A new test could save time and money diagnosing plant viruses, some of which can destroy millions of dollars in crops each year.
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July 27, 2016
Fungicide, Irrigation, Potato Harvesting

Weather Devastates N.D. Crop

The heart of northeastern North Dakota’s potato country was devastated by baseball-sized hail that lasted up to 35 minutes last week.
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July 27, 2016
Irrigation

Water Resilience that Flows: Open-source technologies keep an eye on the water flow

Water variability, at its worst, can threaten the lives and well-beings of countless people. But communities can build resilience to water resource stress.
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July 27, 2016

NPC Joins Ag Coalition for Cuba

The National Potato Council has joined the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba, whose goal is to re-establish Cuba as a market for U.S. food and ag exports.
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July 26, 2016
Herbicide, Insecticide

Enhancing Biodiversity Aids Agriculture

The connectedness of pollinators and biodiversity is a focus that many in the agriculture community take seriously every week of the year—and for good reason.
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July 25, 2016
Fungicide
Noah Rosenzweig, Luke Steere, Ray Hammerschmidt and William Kirk.

Tuber Soft Rot, Blackleg and Aerial Stem Rot

Tuber soft rot, blackleg and aerial stem rot are important potato diseases caused by closely related species of bacteria.
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July 25, 2016
Insecticide
Erik J. Wenninger, University of Idaho

Lso-positive Psyllids Increase in Idaho

Numerous potato psyllids collected last week in Idaho’s Magic and Treasure Valleys tested positive for Lso, the bacterium that causes zebra chip.
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July 22, 2016
Fungicide, Seed Potatoes

Seed Treatments Fight Rhizoctonia

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July 21, 2016
Zach Kyle

Why Family Farms Keep Growing

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July 21, 2016
Seed Potatoes
Ryan Thorne

Grower Thrives Despite Challenges

The life of a grower is full of risk and reward, heartache and triumph, and doesn’t involve heading home at 5 p.m. each weeknight and taking weekends off.
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July 20, 2016
Event Calendar, Seed Potatoes
Kay Ledbetter, Texas A&M University

New to be Featured Variety at Texas Field Day

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July 20, 2016
Event Calendar, Fertilizer, Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, Irrigation, Potato Storage

Wis. Research Station Celebrates Centennial

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July 19, 2016

Spud Nation Truck to Appear at N.Y. Event

Potatoes USA's Spud Nation Food Truck will be at Empire Farm Days next month in Seneca Falls, N.Y.
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July 18, 2016

New PVY Strains Pose Threat

Several newly evolved strains of potato virus Y can render potatoes unmarketable and reduce crop yield. The new viruses are particularly difficult to detect with the naked eye.
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July 16, 2016
David Kohl

Keeping a Level Head Financially

In the emotionally charged era of the economic downturn, interesting exchanges can occur between ag lender and borrower.
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July 15, 2016
Herbicide

Herbicide Resistance Predates GMOs

You may think weeds resistant to herbicides are a new phenomenon linked to the overuse of glyphosate in genetically engineered crops, but nothing could be farther from the truth.
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July 14, 2016

Potatoes Offer More Nutrition When Cooled

Cooking and cooling potatoes can significantly increase the amount of nutritious resistant starch.
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July 13, 2016
Seed Potatoes

International Potato Center Publishes Report

The International Potato Center has published its annual report for 2015.
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July 12, 2016
Event Calendar

Women in Ag Award Nominations Being Accepted

The deadline to submit nominations for the Women in Agribusiness Demeter Award of Excellence has been extended to Friday, July 29.
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July 12, 2016
Noah Rosenzweig, Saltanat Mambetova, Luke Steere, Robert Schafer, Chris Long, Aaron Yoder and Jan By

Blackleg, Tuber Soft Rot Reported in Michigan

Potato aerial stem rot, blackleg and tuber soft rot disease continue to be a problem in Michigan potato fields.
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July 11, 2016
Potato Harvesting
Mike Hornick

High Yields Anticipated in Northwest

Ideal growing conditions for Washington and Oregon potatoes set the table for early production, creating potential for big volumes as the season goes on.
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July 09, 2016
Fungicide, Insecticide
Jeff Miller, Phillip Wharton, Kasia Kinzer and Nora Olsen

Preparing for Late Blight in Idaho

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July 08, 2016
Potato Storage

Storage Company Chooses U.S. Headquarters

Tolsma Storage Technology has chosen Boise, Idaho, as its U.S. headquarters and plans to expand over the next few years.
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July 07, 2016
Insecticide

CPBs Munching in Red River Valley

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July 07, 2016

Mahindra Offers Powertrain Warranty

Mahindra North America has strengthened its warranty program on sub-compact, compact and compact/utility model tractors.
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July 06, 2016
Potato Harvesting

Little Potato Company builds first U.S. facility in Wisconsin

With a sense of the growing demand for their product—proprietary varieties of "Creamer" potatoes that are packaged for quick preparation—a Canadian company has begun its expansion in the United States with construction of a new facility near DeForest, jus
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July 06, 2016
Potato Harvesting

P.E.I. Spuds Heading To Fort McMurray

Potato farmers in Prince Edward Island are sending 50,000 pounds of spuds to Fort McMurray to help aid diminishing food bank supplies and support wildfire victims.
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July 04, 2016
Event Calendar, Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide

Miller Research Schedules Field Day : Aug. 17; focus on pest management

Miller Research will hold a pest management field day Wednesday, Aug. 17 near Acequia, Idaho.
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July 01, 2016

How Plants Control Light: Newly discovered "photosynthetic volume control" protects from unwanted light

Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis have discovered a previously unknown strategy photosynthetic organisms use to protect themselves from the dangers of excessive light.
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