April 30, 2019
Articles, New Products

Nufarm Names Bowley as Brand Marketing Manager: Chris Bowley to lead marketing for broadacre crop protection products

Chris Bowley to lead marketing for broadacre crop protection products
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April 30, 2019
Articles, Top Five

Top 10: Developing an On-Farm Research Project

“Every farmer should have at least one research or demonstration trial going on every year, says Michigan State University Extension educator Pual Gross. But how to go about doing that?
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April 30, 2019
Articles

Extreme Weather: Dealing with the Aftermath

This year, weather-related challenges hit farms in some parts of the U.S. especially hard, forcing farmers to take a second look at spring planting plans.
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April 30, 2019
Articles

Nominations Open for 2020 Potatoes USA Board Members

Potatoes USA announces nominations are now open for new Board members for the 2020-2023 term.
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April 30, 2019
Articles, Insecticide

Top Potato Insect Threats in 2019

A potato grower’s work is just beginning when seed is planted. Throughout the growing season, you must remain vigilant in scouting for insects and implementing proper pest management measures in order to protect crop quality and yield.
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April 30, 2019
Articles

Ag Resource Management Opens Fargo Branch

Ag Resource Management (ARM) announces the opening of its Fargo, N.D., location, with Don Leapaldt as market leader.
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April 30, 2019
Fertilizer, New Products

Sigma Agriscience Partners with Heliae Agriculture

Sigma Agriscience, a manufacturer of granular biofertilizers and biostimulants, will begin offering new performance-based fertilizer blends in partnership with Heliae Agriculture. This new portfolio of products will assist with root growth, yield and many
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April 29, 2019
Articles
Mikkel Pates

Perdue Hears from N.D. Farm Groups

U.S. secretary of agriculture Sonny Perdue on Saturday heard a parade of North Dakota farm group leaders offer support, but also concern about ongoing damage from trade wars before announcing an extension for the Market Facilitation Program payment deadli
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April 29, 2019
Articles

Crawford is First Woman Elected to Oregon Potato Commission

When Lexi Crawford enrolled at Oregon State University in the mid-2000s, she wasn’t expecting to make connections that would lead her to Klamath Falls and eventually a seat—and as the first woman—on the Oregon Potato Commission.
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April 29, 2019
New Products

New Product: Climate FieldView from Ceres Imaging

Ceres Imaging announces an expanded platform partnership agreement with The Climate Corporation to further integrate the Ceres aerial imaging solution with Climate FieldView, the industry’s leading digital agriculture platform.
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April 26, 2019
Articles
Ben Guarino

Plans to Move USDA Research Divisions Move Forward

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is moving forward with plans to relocate two influential scientific agencies out of downtown Washington.
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April 26, 2019
Articles, Event Calendar

Wisconsin Potatoes Power Performance at Local Race

The Wisconsin Spudmobile will represent the state's potato industry at the 2019 CrazyLegs Classic run/walk in Madison, Wis.
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April 25, 2019
Articles, New Products
Steve Werblow

Jammie Wutzke: A World of Experience: After traveling the globe, this AgriEdge specialist is happy to be home.

After traveling the globe, this AgriEdge specialist is happy to be home.
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April 24, 2019
Articles, Insecticide

Vestaron Hires Field Development Biologist

Daniel Peck is the most recent team member to join Vestaron Corp as a field development biologist.
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April 24, 2019
Articles, New Products

Growers Edge Adds Cosgrove to Team

Growers Edge Financial, Inc. announces the appointment of Dan Cosgrove as chief strategy officer. He will focus on accelerating the company’s growth by building out the financial business line and leading joint development activities.
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April 24, 2019
Articles
Steve Werblow

Syngenta Agronomist Builds on Family Legacy

There are two themes that run through Christine May's family—agriculture and teaching. May is keenly aware of her family legacy, and she builds on it each day in her role as a Syngenta agronomy service representative.
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April 23, 2019
Articles

McCain Portage la Prairie Facility Celebrates 40 Years

On April 15, McCain Foods celebrated the 40th anniversary of its facility in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, and also officially opened its new potato receiving area at a special ceremony hosted on-site at the potato processing facility.
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April 23, 2019
Articles
Noah Rosenzweig, Saltanat Mambetova, James DeDecker, Monica Jean &Frederick Springborn

Videos Educate Growers on Soft Rot Management

Potato production systems are impacted annually by many recurrent and persistent seedborne and storage diseases. Dickeya and Pectobacterium are closely related bacteria species that cause seed piece decay, blackleg, aerial stem rot and wilt, and tuber sof
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April 23, 2019
Articles

Agriculture Sees Decrease in Hiring

The U.S. ag industry saw an 11 percent decrease in hiring from the first quarter of 2018 to 2019.
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April 23, 2019
Articles
Jaclyn Krymowski

Defining the Family Farm: Why It Matters

You’ve heard the statistic time and time again: According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 90-some percent of all U.S. farms are family owned and operated. This is something we should be proud of, isn’t it?
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April 23, 2019
Articles, Fertilizer
Jimmy Ridgway, Potato Crop Manager, Yara

Remove the Guesswork

We can watch the crop grow all day long, and even though we can notice things from a macro view, without a good regimen of sampling we will probably not know what is really going on in the crop. Soil and tissue sampling gives us the scorecard we need to u
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April 22, 2019
Articles

Cover Crop Use Has Surged in Last Five Years

Cover crops were planted on 15.4 million acres in 2017, an increase of 50 percent over five years, the 2017 Census of Agriculture shows.
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April 22, 2019
Articles
John Notarianni

How Slow Start in Northwest Could Affect Fry Market

A winter of record snowfall left the ground frozen or flooded much later than normal in eastern Oregon and Washington. As a result, farmers are getting a late start on their crops.
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April 22, 2019
Articles, Insecticide

New Zebra Chip Variety Threatens

Named after the dark stripes that form inside potatoes after they are cut and fried, zebra chip disease is a potentially devastating affliction that can result in yield losses up to 100 percent.
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April 22, 2019
Articles
Elizabeth Creech

10 Takeaways from 2017 Census of Agriculture

The average age of all producers in 2017 was 57.5 years, which is 1.2 years older than 2012’s average. This reflects a long-term trend of aging in U.S. producers.
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April 22, 2019
Articles, Seed Potatoes
Kathy McCarty

Seed Potatoes an Industry All Their Own

Potato growers in Maine are gearing up for another season. Maine Potato Board officials say seed stock is an industry all its own.
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April 22, 2019
Articles, Seed Potatoes

Canada's Breeding Program Gets Makeover: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s potato breeding program is getting a major makeover. Here’s how it’s changing, and why.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s potato breeding program is getting a major makeover. Here’s how it’s changing, and why.
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April 19, 2019
Articles

Cal-Organic Set to Ship Fresh Organic Potatoes

This week Cal-Organic Farms, the largest producer of organic vegetables in the U.S., will start shipping freshly harvested, new crop red and gold potatoes to customers in the U.S. and Canada. The company’s organic russet and rainbow fingerling varieties a
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April 19, 2019
Articles

HZPC Americas Looking for Business Development Manager

The position will be at HZPC Americas' headquarters in Prince Edward Island
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April 19, 2019
Articles, Seed Potatoes

Michigan State Researcher Develops Varieties for Around the World

David Douches has been at the forefront of the potato’s transition as people get more adventurous with their eating habits.
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April 19, 2019
Articles, Event Calendar
Mark Halsall

Winnipeg to Host PAA Meeting

Winnipeg, Manitoba, is gearing up to host the annual gathering of North America’s premier potato research organization July 28-Aug. 1.
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April 13, 2019
Articles

2017 Census of Agriculture Data Available

Information collected directly from farmers and ranchers tells us both farm numbers and land in farms have ongoing small percentage declines since the last Census in 2012.
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April 13, 2019
Articles, Fungicide
Mark Halsall

Going without Mancozeb in Canada

Canadian potato farmers could be facing higher production costs with the potential loss of a key weapon against late blight.
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April 12, 2019
Articles, Potato Equipment
Michael Nilson

The Benefits of Air Cup Planters

Air cup planters rely on vacuum pressure to pick up a single seed and air blast pressure to release that seed into a furrow at a precisely designated time.
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April 12, 2019
Articles

USDA Seeks Grant Applications for Potato Breeding Research Program

NIFA is seeking grant applications for its Potato Breeding Research Program. The estimated total amount to be distributed is $2.25 million, with awards ranging from $130,000 to $900,000.
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April 12, 2019
Articles

Start Early on Farm Transition: The emotional and financial transitioning of farms to the next generation can be difficult. The best way to make it easier is to start the conversatio

The emotional and financial transitioning of farms to the next generation can be difficult. The best way to make it easier is to start the conversation early.
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April 11, 2019
Articles, Herbicide

Perdue Issues Statement on Vietnam's Glyphosate Import Ban

“We are disappointed in Vietnam’s decision to ban glyphosate, a move that will have devastating impacts on global agricultural production,” says the U.S. ag secretary.
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April 11, 2019
Articles
Natural Resources Institute Finland

Pre-Crop Values Support Ag Diversification

Pre-crop values for a high number of previous and following crop combinations are now available to support diversification of currently monotonous crop sequencing patterns in agriculture.
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April 11, 2019
Articles, Irrigation

Safety Tips For Checking Irrigation Equipment After Flooding

With flood waters beginning to recede on more than a million acres of farmland in the Midwest, growers will be wanting to restore their operations. Reinke Manufacturing is reminding you of some critical safety guidelines.
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April 10, 2019
Articles
Ronald Goldy, Michigan State University Extension Vegetable Educator

Mutation Examples and How They Happen: We are quick to notice and utilize some plant mutations, while others go undetected.

We are quick to notice and utilize some plant mutations, while others go undetected.
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April 10, 2019
Articles
Erin Lizotte and James DeDecker, Michigan State University Extension

New Wildlife Management Resource Available for Farmers: Learn about the latest strategies and regulations regarding wildlife management on the farm.

Learn about the latest strategies and regulations regarding wildlife management on the farm.
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April 10, 2019
Articles, Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide

FMC Names Coen U.S. Commercial Director : Christina Coen will assume sales leadership role on May 1 as John Kasper retires

Christina Coen will assume sales leadership role on May 1 as John Kasper retires
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April 09, 2019
Articles

Dilution Solutions Names Donnell as a Technical Sales Rep

Lori Donnell brings 20 years of experience working in industrial distribution.
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April 09, 2019
Articles, Irrigation

Senninger Launches Online Training Courses

Senninger’s free online courses offer professionals in-depth information on irrigation concepts and products, installation recommendations and troubleshooting tips.
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April 08, 2019
Articles, Seed Potatoes

Scott & Newman Celebrates 100 Years of Potatoes

This year marks 100 successful years in business of UK potato trading company Scott & Newman Limited.
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April 08, 2019
Articles

Quarles Tabbed as National Potato Council CEO

The NPC has promoted Kam Quarles to chief executive officer. Current CEO John Keeling will retire in June after 17 years with the NPC. Mike Wenkel has also been hired to fill the role of chief operations officer.
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April 08, 2019
Articles

Produce Shipments Slowing at U.S.-Mexico Border

Shipments of fresh produce from Mexico into the U.S. are likely to be impacted by the U.S. reassignment of up to 750 border guards to assist in processing migrant crossings along the southern border.
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April 08, 2019
Articles, Insecticide, Herbicide
W. Rodney Cooper, David R. Horton, Eugene Miliczky, Carrie H. Wohleb & Timothy D. Waters

The Weed Link in Zebra Chip Epidemiology

A major challenge in controlling zebra chip disease of potatoes is our inability to predict which potato fields are likely to be colonized by potato psyllid, the vector of the pathogen that causes zebra chip. Adding to this challenge is substantial variab
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April 05, 2019
Articles
Dianna Troyer

Weather Delaying NW Planting

In the Pacific Northwest, the April, May and June precipitation outlook indicates enhanced odds of above-normal seasonal total precipitation.
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April 05, 2019
Articles, Fertilizer

Calendar: Actagro Technology and Innovation Center Grand Opening: April 24 in Kerman, Calif.

April 24 in Kerman, Calif.
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April 04, 2019
Articles

USDA Census of Agriculture One Week Away

USDA-NASS will release the 2017 Census of Agriculture results on Thursday, April 11. The full Census report will include millions of data points, including number of farms, land in farms, total value of production, demographics, and more at the national,
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April 04, 2019
Articles

Ag Research Funding Can Supercharge U.S. Industry: Coalition warns of need for additional investment in order to remain globally competitive.

Coalition warns of need for additional investment in order to remain globally competitive.
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April 04, 2019
Articles

Nebraska Extension Offers Resources to Flood Victims

As Nebraskans begin returning to their homes in the aftermath of widespread historic flooding, Nebraska Extension has mobilized a number of resources to aid in the road to recovery.
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April 04, 2019
Articles

PERC Launches e-Newsletter for Ag Industry: ‘The Ag Post’ offers producers quick access to important propane-related news and equipment information

The Propane Education & Research Council is launching a new e-newsletter for members of the agricultural community interested in more information about propane-powered farm equipment.
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April 04, 2019
New Products

New Product: Trimble Farmer Core

Trimble introduces Farmer Core, a new entry-level software solution that integrates machine-generated data from precision ag displays to simplify farm setup and streamline farm operations.
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April 03, 2019
Articles

Flood-Damaged Crops in Storage Won't Receive Disaster Aid

While the U.S. government has said that it will aid farmers that were affected by flooding, there is nothing that it can do about the millions of crops that were damaged in storage.
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April 03, 2019
Articles

EarthFresh Announces U.S. Expansion: Ontario-based grower-marketer will open new office, packing plant and distribution center in Atlanta

Ontario-based grower-marketer will open new office, packing plant and distribution center in Atlanta
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April 03, 2019
Articles

Helm Hires New Regulatory Affairs Leader

Helm Agro US announces the hiring of Matt Granahan as the company’s new U.S. regulatory affairs leader.
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April 03, 2019
Articles

USDA Revamps farmers.gov

New farmers.gov features to help with H-2A applications, loan management
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April 01, 2019
Articles, Seed Potatoes

Healthy Start: Does cutting seed potato tubers spread PVY from infected tubers to healthy ones?

Does cutting seed potato tubers spread PVY from infected tubers to healthy ones?
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April 01, 2019
Irrigation, New Products

New Product: Single Phase Pump Solutions

Single Phase Power Solutions introduces single-phase pump solutions that don’t require a phase converter or variable frequency drive.
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April 01, 2019
Articles, Seed Potatoes

Colorado House Passes Seed Potato Bills

The Colorado House of Representatives unanimously approved two bipartisan bills that would extend the Seed Potato Act and the Seed Potato Advisory Committee.
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April 01, 2019
Articles, Herbicide

Why Herbicides Sometimes Fail

It’s a problem many growers have experienced at some point. You put down a pre-emergence herbicide marketed as having residual control, only to find unwanted weeds sprouting up a few weeks later. So you follow it up with a post-emergence herbicide, but st
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April 01, 2019
Articles, Seed Potatoes

Dickeya: a Difficult-to-Detect Potato Threat

Dickeya blackleg is a relatively new potato disease with which North American growers are having to contend.
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