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
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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