May 31, 2019
Articles
Tracy Hmielowski

Cover Crops for Weed Control

Research on the effects of cover crops seems to be everywhere these days—from use in organic farming to home gardens and to traditional row crop systems.
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May 31, 2019
Articles

GROWMARK Foundation Announces Scholarship Recipients

Fifteen agriculture students have been selected as the third class of recipients of the GROWMARK Foundation scholarship.
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May 31, 2019
Articles, New Products

New Product: TerraSiteRx Analytics Platform

A&L Canada Laboratories offers new solutions delivering farm data insights for better business decision-making and more profitable farming
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May 30, 2019
Articles
Linh Anh Cat

How Are Microplastics Changing Agriculture?

Scientists now believe that microplastics change agricultural crop growth. Agricultural soils could actually hold more microplastic than ocean basins.
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May 30, 2019
Articles

IoT Solutions Taking Root in Agriculture

A new report unveils the opportunity for the Internet of Things (IoT) within the agricultural market, specifically connected agriculture in field crops, tree crops and livestock.
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May 30, 2019
Articles
Matt Grassi

Retaliatory Tariffs Evaporate as USMCA Passage Nears

Section 232 tariffs on aluminum and steel imported into the U.S. from Canada and Mexico have been lifted, resulting in the canceling of retaliatory tariffs issued against U.S. agricultural exports like potatoes and apples.
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May 30, 2019
Articles

Soil Health Economics to be Assessed across North America

Cargill and the Soil Health Institute have announced a new partnership to assess, demonstrate and communicate the economics of soil health management systems across North America.
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May 30, 2019
Irrigation

Irrigation Association Announces July as Smart Irrigation Month

Technology Tuesday on July 9 kicks off the IA's month-long celebration of smart and efficient irrigation.
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May 29, 2019
Articles

Between The Rows: You and Your Stupid Dreams: Is living the dream really worth it?

Is living the dream really worth it? Of course it is.
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May 29, 2019
Articles, Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide

Chloropicrin Increases Growers' Production, Profit Potential

Chloropicrin-treated soil has a healthier root system, improved water use, and more efficient fertilizer use. Applying chloropicrin to soil also results in greater crop yield and health.
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May 29, 2019
New Products, Potato Equipment

New Product: Spudnik Foldable Planters & Cultivators

The 8312 foldable 12-row planter from Spudnik Equipment is changing the way growers think about their planting seasons.
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May 29, 2019
Articles, Seed Potatoes, Smorgasbord

The Smorgasbord: Defender

Defender is an excellent choice for organic production and is suitable for processing into french fries and other frozen potato products directly from the field or from short-term storage, and may also be used for fresh markets.
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May 28, 2019
Articles, New Products, Potato Harvesting

Harvest Equipment Buyers' Guide

Harvest is the most exciting—and undoubtedly busiest—time of the year for growers. When the time comes, you’ll want to be sure to be prepared with quality, reliable equipment that will take care of fruits of your labors.
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May 28, 2019
Articles

It’s a Small World

Rabobank Potato Map shows growth for northwestern Europe
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May 28, 2019
Articles
Jessika Guse

Cool Weather Challenging PEI Growers

Cool, below-normal temperatures in Prince Edward Island have set back the potato harvest for some producers. As of May 25, only 5 to 6 percent of the spuds were in the ground.
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May 28, 2019
Articles
Tom Karst

NPC Lobbies for USMCA, Expanded Trade with China

Potato industry leader Dan Moss voiced support for immediate congressional approval of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement and expanded potato trade with China at a White House trade event May 23.
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May 28, 2019
Articles

Peru's Potato Production Continues to Increase

Even though Peru's potato production continues to increase, the country is often forced to import this product due to the size of domestic demand.
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May 24, 2019
Articles
Laura Reiley , Colby Itkowitz and Annie Gowen

Trump Announces Aid Package for Farmers

President Donald Trump rolled out another $16 billion in aid for farmers hurt by his trade policies, and financial markets shook Thursday on the growing realization that the U.S. and China are far from settling a bitter, year-long trade dispute.
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May 23, 2019
Articles

GROWMARK Launches New Website: New site highlights the wide variety of products and services offered by GROWMARK

New site highlights the wide variety of products and services offered by GROWMARK
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May 23, 2019
Articles, Fertilizer

Lamar Joins BHN Humic Research Team

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May 23, 2019
Articles

UMPI Hosts Groundbreaking for Ag Science Teaching & Research Greenhouse: State-of-the-art greenhouse to provide year-round research opportunities and support for the region’s agricultural industry; Maine Potato Board a part

State-of-the-art greenhouse to provide year-round research opportunities and support for the region’s agricultural industry; Maine Potato Board a partner in fund raising.
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May 23, 2019
Articles
Eric McCarthy

Weather Setting P.E.I. Potato Crop Behind: Growers hoping to avoid a repeat of 2018 season

At a time of year when Prince Edward Island farmers would normally be flat-out busy, most of their equipment is sitting idle as they wait for a break in the weather.
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May 23, 2019
Articles

Wilbur-Ellis Acquires Ag Services, Inc.: Company expands its presence and capabilities in the Coachella Valley

Company expands its presence and capabilities in the Coachella Valley
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May 21, 2019
Articles
Peter Roper

Southeastern Colorado Growers Loving Wet Spring

Winter snow and spring rain have chased drought conditions out of nearly all Colorado and farmers are reveling in it by planting “every available acre.”
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May 20, 2019
Articles
Eric Hewing

How Will Autonomy Change Farming?

Since the tractor replaced the horse and buggy over a century ago, farming has continued moving towards full autonomy. The introduction of auto-steer was perhaps the most significant step in the process because it was the first to automate a task humans w
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May 20, 2019
Articles

Farmers Losing Grip on American Food Dollar

According to a report recently released by USDA-ERS, U.S. farmers and ranchers earn just 14.6 cents for every dollar American consumers spend on food.
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May 20, 2019
Articles
Patrick Springer

The High Stakes of Farm Stress

Meg Moynihan used to work with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s organic program. Now she calls herself the ag department’s “farm stress lady.”
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May 16, 2019
Articles

Colorado Potato Banner Brings Consumer Attention

In one month, one banner on one over-the-road shipping trailer has brought nice attention the Colorado potatoes.
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May 16, 2019
Articles
Tad Thompson, The Produce News

Colorado Potato Prices Hold Despite So-So Demand

San Luis Valley potato planting is on schedule this spring. Weather has not delayed planting as it has for growers in the Northwest.
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May 16, 2019
Articles
Alan Leshner

Opinion: Ag Faces a Scientific Innovation Drought

Agricultural research and development funding has an estimated return on investment of 20 to 1. But the federal government’s support for the scientific innovation needed by this sector has run dry, and our farmers have lost ground to overseas competitors.
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May 15, 2019
Articles
Darcy Maulsby

Growers Show Resilience in Overcoming Natural Disasters: When Mother Nature dealt out natural disasters over the past year, rural communities responded with resilience.

When Mother Nature dealt out natural disasters over the past year, rural communities responded with resilience.
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May 15, 2019
Articles, Irrigation
Lyndon Kelley

Reducing Irrigation Costs: Tips for reducing irrigation costs while keeping yields and returns up.

Tips for reducing irrigation costs while keeping yields and returns up.
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May 15, 2019
Articles, New Products
Darcy Maulsby

AgriClime Creates Confidence to Invest in a Better Crop

Participants in Syngenta's program can receive up to 30 percent cash back on qualifying Syngenta products, if certain weather thresholds are not met during the offer period.
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May 15, 2019
Articles, Herbicide

Dealing with Surviving Volunteer Potatoes: Begin scouting for volunteer potatoes which may serve as possible sources of late blight inoculum. Observed high risk of survival throughout the state

Begin scouting for volunteer potatoes which may serve as possible sources of late blight inoculum. There is a high risk of survival throughout several states.
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May 15, 2019
Articles
University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

Helping Potatoes Deal with Heat

German researchers have discovered a genetic method to help potato plants deal with high heat.
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May 15, 2019
Articles

Innovations for a Shrinking Agricultural Workforce

As the labor supply to U.S. farms continues to contract, farmers will have to invest in labor-saving technologies if they wish to remain competitive in a global economy.
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May 14, 2019
Articles, New Products

Premier Crop Systems Maximizes Field Profitability

Do you know how much it costs you to raise a bushel of grain or hundredweight of potatoes in each unique part of your field—that is, as your productivity changes across the field?
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May 14, 2019
Articles
Kasia Duellman, Nora Olsen, Pamela J.S. Hutchinson & James Woodhall

Now Is the Time to Destroy Cull Potatoes

If left untended, last year's cull potatoes can be sources of current-season disease, insect pest and nuisance problems. For example, cull potatoes can harbor the pathogen that causes late blight and be a home for virus-carrying aphids.
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May 14, 2019
Articles

Western Hemisphere Ag Leaders Issue Joint Statement

Western Hemisphere agriculture leaders met Sunday on the margins of the G-20 Agricultural Ministerial in Niigata, Japan, affirming their intent to work together to champion global food security and agricultural trade on the basis of sound science and risk
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May 13, 2019
Articles

Producers Upset at House Ag Hearing on Rural Economy

Members of a House Agriculture subcommittee and farmers who were testifying Thursday at a hearing on the state of the farm economy expressed frustration over disaster aid and the tariffs that the Trump administration has imposed that resulted in retaliato
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May 10, 2019
Articles

Blending Varieties on the Rise

Different potato cultivars are often combined during the food manufacturing process to get specialty mixes for unique products. Getting the blending right not only determines the look of the end product, but can impact the texture, taste and durability.
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May 10, 2019
Articles, Event Calendar

Calendar: UI Crops, Soils & Technology Field Day

The University of Idaho Parma Research & Extension Center will host this interactive field day on June 7.
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May 06, 2019
Articles
Buzz Shahan, Chief Operating Officer, United Potato Growers of America

What is Farming, Really?: Much more than just playing in the dirt

Much more than just playing in the dirt
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May 06, 2019
Articles

Frozen Assets: A look at the global frozen potato market

A look at the global frozen potato market
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May 06, 2019
Articles
Kim Breshears, Marketing Programs Director, U.S. Potato Board

Potatoes, America’s Favorite Vegetable: Reporting on Potatoes USA’s Consumer Attitudes & Research study

Reporting on Potatoes USA’s Consumer Attitudes & Research study
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May 06, 2019
Articles

RPE Launches Promotion for Bite-Sized Potatoes

Tasteful Selections is encouraging consumers to follow them in their new small-bite potato promotion campaign. The company highlights that the smaller potatoes have thin skins, consistent sizing and are ready in a shorter time frame.
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May 06, 2019
Articles
Reuters

McCain Buys Stake in Brazilian Processor

McCain Foods, the world’s largest producer of frozen fries, has agreed to buy 70 percent of Brazilian firm Serya for an undisclosed amount, in a deal that will allow the Canadian company to expand its footprint in Latin America’s largest market.
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May 03, 2019
Articles
Csaba Hornyik

Coloring Outside the Lines: Potato tuber skin and flesh color matter; do we know where it comes from?

Potato tuber skin and flesh color matter; do we know where it comes from?
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May 03, 2019
Articles, Insecticide
Erik J. Wenninger, University of Idaho

Sticky Situation: How to use yellow sticky traps to monitor potato psyllids

How to use yellow sticky traps to monitor potato psyllids
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May 03, 2019
Articles

Stay Strong Nebraska Initiative to Help Farmers and Ranchers Rebuild: Donations to support Nebraska Farm Bureau and Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Funds

Donations to support Nebraska Farm Bureau and Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Funds
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May 02, 2019
Articles

Vanhoy Joins Vestaron as CFO

Jessica Vanhoy has joined Vestaron as the company’s as chief financial officer. Vanhoy has 20 years of experience in accounting and finance, fostering teamwork through company growth.
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May 02, 2019
Articles

McCain Announces Major Expansion in Othello, Wash.: An estimated 180 jobs will be created for the local economy by McCain Foods USA.

An estimated 180 jobs will be created for the local economy by McCain Foods USA.
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May 02, 2019
Articles

Oregon Commission Gets New Director

Gary Roth began work May 1 as the Oregon Potato Commission’s new executive director. He fills the role vacated by the retiring Bill Brewer.
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May 02, 2019
Articles, Fertilizer, New Products
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

A Little Re-VIVE-al: Vive Crop Protection thinks small to change the big picture

Vive Crop Protection thinks small to change the big picture
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May 01, 2019
Articles, Insecticide, New Products

Pesticides Buyers’ Guide

Tiny animal pests have long been the bane of potato growers. They’re out there, you can see them, and they’re always going to be. Thankfully, you have some help.
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May 01, 2019
Articles, Seed Potatoes
Kasia Duellman & Alex Karasev, University of Idaho

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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May 01, 2019
Articles, Insecticide

Psyllid Movements Revealed Via Gut Content Analysis

Scientists seeking the off-season whereabouts of psyllids have found that what the insects eat suggests where they ate it. Such analysis may enable researchers to pinpoint areas from which the pests colonize agricultural fields.
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May 01, 2019
Articles, Fertilizer, New Products

West Central Distribution Aims to Increase Phosphorus Availability: The Phosphorus Project tests nutrient availability and showcases how to increase grower profitability.

The Phosphorus Project tests nutrient availability and showcases how to increase grower profitability.
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May 01, 2019
Articles, Fertilizer, Herbicide, Insecticide
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

The Big Picture: One company’s thoughts on the global agrochemical market

One company’s thoughts on the global agrochemical market
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May 01, 2019
Articles, Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide

Maximum Residue Levels Are Important

When countries set different maximum residue levels, those regulations can impact access to export markets and new crop-protection technologies.
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