December 12, 2018
Articles
Heather Kennison

UI Grad Student Makes Progress in Pythium Leak Study

Andrew Hollingshead’s research project is focused around Pythium leak, a disease caused by a fungus-like pathogen that lives in soil. Potatoes get infected with it when they have an open wound or bruise.
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December 11, 2018
Articles

China Attempting to Grow Potatoes on Moon

The Chang'e 4 rover will actually plant potato and mustard seed and study any growth that occurs.
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December 11, 2018
Articles
Jim Offner

Foodservice Still Holds Growth Potential

Consumers are spending food dollars at foodservice at unprecedented rates, and the potato industry recognizes the opportunity, marketers say.
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December 11, 2018
Articles
Jim Offner

Health Attributes Drive Potato Sales

The best way to keep potatoes moving is to keep consumers informed, marketers say.
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December 10, 2018
Articles
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Between the Rows: Out of Place: Happiness has never been about fitting in.

Happiness has never been about fitting in.
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December 10, 2018
New Products, Potato Equipment

Planting Equipment Buyers' Guide

Growers in most potato-growing regions of the U.S. are only now fully recovering from the 2018 harvest. But before you know it, it’ll be time to get the 2019 crop in the ground.
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December 07, 2018
Articles

N.D. Producer Discusses Farm Bill

U.S. senator John Hoeven says if Congress is able to pass it before the end of the month, this will be the first time since 1990 a new Farm Bill is passed within the year it expires.
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December 07, 2018
Articles
Christine Bradish

How Do Breeders Know What Parts of DNA Correspond to Traits?

In order to find the gene within a cell that control a trait, breeders collect data from the field, greenhouse and the lab.
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December 07, 2018
Articles, Fungicide
Margy Eckelkamp

Five Fertilizer Trends to Watch

With annual fertilizer sales totaling $180 billion—that’s three times more than crop protection sales, three times more than seed sales and more than two times ag machinery sales—the fertilizer industry is quite complex.
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December 07, 2018
Irrigation, New Products

New Product: Battery-Powered Seametrics Insertion Magnetic Flow Meter

Seametrics, a leader in magnetic flow meter technology for the agricultural industry, announces the release of the AG90 insertion-style, battery-powered magnetic flow meter.
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December 06, 2018
Articles, Potato Equipment

Tong Expands Project Management Team

Dave Clarke and Elliott Stones have been promoted to Tong Engineering's project Management team.
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December 06, 2018
Articles, Irrigation, New Products

New Product Contest Winners Revealed at Irrigation Show

The Irrigation Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 New Product Contest at the Irrigation Show and Education Conference in Long Beach, Calif., Dec. 3-7.
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December 06, 2018
Articles, New Products, Potato Equipment

What's the Right Way to Buy a Tractor?

If you are thinking to buy a tractor this year, then there are some things you should consider beforehand. You might be having trouble if you are new to this and there are many options that come in a tractor which can confuse you.
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December 06, 2018
New Products

Sentera Precision Ag Solution Price Promotion: Take $600 or more off the industry leading sensors when ordered in 2018

Take $600 or more off the industry leading sensors when ordered in 2018
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December 06, 2018
Articles

IPC Hires Kahn as VP of Foodservice

The Idaho Potato Commission welcomes Alan Kahn as its new vice president of foodservice.
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December 06, 2018
Articles, Irrigation

Mecham, Strickland Join Valley in Leadership Roles

Valley Irrigation announces the hiring of Trevor Mecham as vice president of global technology strategy–irrigation, and Joe Strickland as vice president and general manager of North America irrigation.
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December 06, 2018
Articles
Alex Crockford

Wisconsin Seed Potato Outlook Optimistic

Acreage in Wisconsin's certified seed potato program has gradually increased since 2013, up 1,000 acres over that time period.
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December 05, 2018
Articles, New Products

Partnership Translates Farm Data into Financial Management

Rabo AgriFinance and Conservis will co-develop technology that makes it possible for U.S. crop farmers to connect their real-time field and management data with financial results.
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December 05, 2018
Articles
Joe Kertzman, Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association

Seed Oat Processor Helps Potato Growers

What was once a quaint seed oat cleaning operation owned and operated by a lone potato farmer in Antigo, Wis., has evolved to become a sizable rotational crop specialist for almost every potato farm in Langlade County.
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December 05, 2018
Seed Potatoes, Smorgasbord

The Smorgasbord: Purple Pelisse

Purple Pelisse tubers are ideal for boiling or baking whole. The variety's chips retain their bright purple color and resist fading.
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December 05, 2018
Fungicide, Insecticide, New Products

Deeper Look: Nematode management primes potatoes for profit

Nematode management primes potatoes for profit.
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December 04, 2018
Grower of the Month
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Happy to Be Here: Grower Ed Starkel of Polson, Mont.

Grower Ed Starkel of Polson, Mont., wouldn't want to be doing anything else more than growing high-quality seed potatoes in his beloved Mission Valley.
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December 04, 2018
Articles
James Isleib

Beginning Farmers Series Offered Online

This convenient, affordable online program from Michigan State University Extension is designed to provide an overview of potential farm enterprises and business skills for beginners.
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December 03, 2018
Articles, New Products, Potato Equipment, Potato Harvesting

Wada Farms Shows Off Restructured Harvest, Storage Systems

The operation went from two 10-row systems to one 16-row system for harvesting. They updated from two 6400 Spudnik harvesters to one 6640 harvester.
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December 03, 2018
Articles

Mexico Tariff on U.S. Frozen Fries Remains in Place

A formal signing of the new so-called USMCA trade agreement between the US, Canada and Mexico was signed last week, but Mexico’s 20 percent tariff on U.S. frozen fries remains in place.
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December 03, 2018
Articles, Potato Equipment

McCain Champion Grower Utilizes Lockwood Equipment

McCain Foods awarded Leavitt Farms, LLC of Limestone, Maine, its coveted Champion Grower title in August. Leavitt Farms is the proud operator of Lockwood Manufacturing potato equipment.
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