January 15, 2019
Fertilizer, New Products

New Product: Brandt GlucoPro Plant Growth Regulator

GlucoPro is a revolutionary new plant growth regulator and the first molecule of its kind in agriculture.
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January 14, 2019
New Products, Potato Equipment

Tractor Buyers' Guide

Here’s your chance to get a glimpse of some of those enormous mechanical beauties that chug along through every grower’s daydreams.
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January 14, 2019
Fertilizer, New Products

New Product: Legion Bio Chem EnduraSeed: Newly launched seed treatment adds to robust biological product offering

Newly launched seed treatment adds to robust biological product offering
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January 14, 2019
Articles

Potato Biodiversity Film Released

“Opening the Earth: The Potato King” is a documentary about Peruvian Julio Hancco, one of the few remaining true guardians of biodiversity left in the world.
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January 14, 2019
Articles

The Traceability Trend

Mintel, a global market research company, named traceability—the ability to see where food comes from, what it’s made with, and by whom—one of the five most important food and drink trends for 2018.
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January 14, 2019
Articles

USDA Broadband Program Will Boost Rural Economy

Rural broadband is essential to modern agriculture, the farmers and ranchers who grow our food and to the quality of life for rural Americans.
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January 10, 2019
Articles
Bruce Pavlik, Cynthia Wilson, John Bamberg, Alfonso del Rio & Lisbeth Louderback

The Archaeology of Potatoes: Understanding the transition from wild to domesticated to market

Understanding the transition from wild potato species to the domesticated to market
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January 08, 2019
Articles, Irrigation
Deana Knuteson & Jed Colquhoun

When Water Works : Wisconsin Water Stewards program puts water conservation strategies in action

Wisconsin Water Stewards program puts water conservation strategies in action
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January 08, 2019
Articles, Grower of the Month
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Peak Performance: MountainKing’s long climb to the top

MountainKing’s long climb to the top
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January 08, 2019
Articles, Herbicide, New Products

FMC to Introduce Two New Herbicide Modes Of Action in Next Decade

In a world where resistant weeds run rampant, one chemical company is bringing relief to producers. FMC will introduce a novel rice herbicide and a corn and soybean herbicide in the next five to 10 years.
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January 07, 2019
Articles

IPC Adds Grower Relations Page to Website

The Idaho Potato Commission has added a new “Grower Relations Tab” under the “Industry” section of the commission's website.
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January 07, 2019
Articles

NNZ Makes New Hires

NNZ USA, a supplier of packaging for agricultural markets, recently hired David Larkin as vice president of sales and marketing, Jarek Sochacki as technical director, Chip Manuel as sales manager, and Steve Carey as sales manager.
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January 07, 2019
Articles

Scientists Hack Photosynthesis to Boost yields

An international team of researchers has, for the first time, demonstrated that by fixing a common glitch in photosynthesis, a crop's yield could be improved by around 40 percent.
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January 07, 2019
Articles, Event Calendar

AMVAC VP to Present at Potato Business Summit

Bob Trogele, chief operating officer and executive vice president of American Vanguard, parent company of AMVAC, will present a global AgChem outlook and implications on the U.S. potato industry at the Potato Business Summit this week.
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January 07, 2019
New Products

New App Connects Beekeepers and Growers

Pollination Network, a mobile app that connects beekeepers and growers, helps beekeepers find jobs with nearby growers, and it allows growers to post public listings and hire beekeepers within the app.
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January 06, 2019
Articles, Fertilizer
George Silva, Michigan State University Extension

Year-End Fertilizer Prices: The year-end retail prices of all major fertilizers were higher in 2018 compared to 2017, according to USDA statistics.

The year-end retail prices of all major fertilizers were higher in 2018 compared to 2017, according to USDA statistics.
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January 05, 2019
Articles, Irrigation, New Products

Reinke Recognizes Rain for Rent

Reinke recently recognized Rain for Rent, as one of the top 10 highest-selling Reinke dealerships throughout the U.S. and Canada, in acknowledgment of the company’s marketing year success.
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January 05, 2019
Articles
Tom Karst

Preservation Technology Awaits Commercial Use

Jerry Twinam has created a patented process that preserves fresh peeled and cut potatoes for at least 35 days when the product is refrigerated.
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January 04, 2019
Articles

Peruvians Breeding 'Super Potato': New variety contains twice as much iron and zinc as conventional tubers

New variety contains twice as much iron and zinc as most conventional tubers
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January 04, 2019
Articles

Experiment Shows Potato Could Grow on Mars

A recent experiment has taken place in the Peruvian capital, Lima. The experiment saw a potato plant growing in conditions similar to what you might find on the surface of Mars.
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January 04, 2019
Articles

Canadian Bank Launches Relief Program for P.E.I. Growers

The Bank of Montreal has launched a financial relief program for potato farmers affected by P.E.I.’s adverse weather during the 2018 harvest.
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January 04, 2019
Articles

Cavendish Fry Plant Fueled by Scraps

What goes around comes around at Cavendish Farms' plant in New Annan, P.E.I.—potato scraps from the french fry plant are used at the nearby biogas facility to fuel the fry factory they came from.
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January 04, 2019
Articles, Seed Potatoes
Mikkel Pates

11 U.S. Potato Seed Trends from 2018

U.S. potato seed acres declined in 2018 to their lowest level in 25 years.
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January 04, 2019
Articles
Julia Bayly

Agri-Women Reconnecting Maine to Its Ag Roots

As far as Pam Townsend is concerned, even if someone has never set foot on a farm before, they are connected to agriculture.
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January 02, 2019
Articles

Global Fry Shortage Likely Looming

“There are a lot of issues in the global potato market that will impact the U.S.,” Bruce Huffaker told participants during the University of Idaho Ag Outlook.
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January 02, 2019
Articles

McCain Celebrates 40 Years in Manitoba

Throughout 2019, McCain Foods will celebrate 40 years of sustained operation and investment in Manitoba together with employees, growers and neighbors in the local communities where it operates: Carberry and Portage la Prairie.
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January 02, 2019
Articles, Seed Potatoes
Magdalen Lindeberg

Lamoka Among Top Chipping Potato in U.S.

A 2018 report on seed potato acreage from the Potato Association of America reveals that Lamoka is the chipping potato cultivar most widely planted for seed in the U.S.
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January 02, 2019
Articles
Ron Sterk

USDA Announces GMO Labeling Standard

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Dec. 20 announced the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, which requires food manufacturers, importers and certain retailers to label foods containing genetically modified or bioengineered ingredients.
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