July 31, 2019
Articles, New Products, Potato Equipment

New Product: Kubota M8 Series Tractors

Future-facing. Massive power. Loaded with tons of features. The all-new M8 Series, Kubota's biggest-ever ag tractor, makes the manufacturer a formidable player in North America’s large utility tractor segment.
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July 30, 2019
Insecticide, New Products

New Products: NovaSource Sectagon Soil Fumigants

Metam soil fumigants are important tools for producing high-quality, high value crops such as potatoes. Optimal yields and profits are possible in your fields when using Sectagon-42 or Sectagon-K54.
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July 30, 2019
Articles, Potato Equipment

Vivian Named President of Agri-Service

Continued growth, safety and employee satisfaction among top goals for new leader
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July 30, 2019
Articles
John O'Connell

Idaho Optimistic for Profitable Potato Crop

Leaders in Idaho's potato industry see signs that the state will produce a smaller crop this fall than in 2018, when growers reported record yields, and the manageable crop size should contribute to a strong marketing year.
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July 30, 2019
Articles
Ann Trieger Kurland

Ugly Potatoes Make Good Chips for Dieffenbach’s

They’re too big, too small, or too sweet. They have blemishes. But these are just beauty marks to Dieffenbach’s Potato Chips of Pennsylvania, which searches for potatoes that don’t pass muster or meet other chip manufacturers’ standards.
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July 29, 2019
Articles, Insecticide

Vive's Averland FC Nematicide/Insecticide Receives EPA Registration

Growers have a new tool to combat a wide spectrum of nematodes in corn and foliar insects in potatoes. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently registered Averland FC (abamectin), and it becomes the newest addition to Vive Crop Protection’s ferti
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July 29, 2019
Articles, Fungicide, New Products

Fungicides: Good Preventives when Growing Potatoes

A high-quality potato yield is often dependent upon the use of crop protection products. Fungicides are especially important, since many potato diseases have damaging symptoms that don’t manifest right away.
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July 29, 2019
Fertilizer, New Products

Redox Products Maintain Good Tuber Bulking Rate

Tubers are set; now it's time to maximize production possibilities by sustaining your tuber bulking rate. Redox provides two key products for potato bulking: OXYCOM Calcium and diKaP.
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July 29, 2019
Articles, Event Calendar, Irrigation

Calendar: Irrigation Show & Education Week

The 2019 Irrigation Show & Education Week, Dec. 2-6 in Las Vegas, will be the irrigation industry’s biggest and best event.
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July 29, 2019
Articles
John O'Connell

Idaho Grower Experiments with Commercial Crops as Natural Fumigants

Ritchey Toevs is one of 17 Idaho growers raising oriental mustard for American Falls-based Mountain States Oilseeds. The same chemicals that make mustard spicy, glucosinolate and isothiocyanate, also serve as a natural fumigant, controlling harmful nemato
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July 29, 2019
Articles
Emily Erwin

USDA Data Shows More Women Operating Farms

The USDA collects data from farms across America every five years. The latest data, collected in 2017, revealed our farms are becoming a little more feminine.
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July 26, 2019
Articles, New Products

New Product: Aerial Biocontrol from UAV-IQ

UAV-IQ and Koppert Biological Systems Introduce New Technology to California Farms
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July 26, 2019
Articles, New Products

New Product: xarvio Digital Farming Solutions

From BASF, xarvio Scouting app identifies crop stresses through instant photo recognition
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July 26, 2019
Articles
Candace Krebs

Potato Grower Highlights Summer Cover Crops

As a trailblazer in adapting regenerative, low-input farming practices for the San Luis Valley, Rockey Farms continues to tweak production methods and experiment with new approaches while producing some of the region’s tastiest potatoes.
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July 26, 2019
Articles, Fertilizer

Growing Compound Fertilizer Market Driven by Rising Food Demand

Compound fertilizers, which are well suited to dry climates and can be tailored to individual terrains, are key to meeting world’s growing demand for food production
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July 26, 2019
Articles, New Products

New Product: Tong MonstaFill Box Filler

Built to combine high capacity and gentle box-filling, with reduced forklift movements for maximum efficiency, the new MonstaFill box filler is the latest in a series of new product developments from one of the industry’s leading manufacturer of vegetable
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July 25, 2019
Articles

Lso-positive Psyllids Found in Idaho

One hot psyllid was detected in 83 test fields across southern Idaho last week.
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July 25, 2019
Articles, Fertilizer, New Products

Anuvia Plant Nutrients Expands Staff

Larson and Warren bring track record of quality work in logistics and procurement
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July 22, 2019
Articles
John Greig

Ag Adopts Tech Faster than Other Sectors

Is agriculture ahead or behind the rest of the economy on the technology curve? The answer is likely somewhere in the middle—way faster than those outside of the sector think—but slower than I like to believe.
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July 22, 2019
Articles, Irrigation, New Products
Jessica Zimmer

Knowing When to Irrigate Is at Your Fingertips

Irrigation apps on cell phones and desktop computers provide growers with information and flexibility to schedule watering times, water amounts, and to understand irrigation equipment performance.
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July 22, 2019
Articles
Seth Truscott

Living Defenses Could Protect Potatoes from Threats

Two scientists at Washington State University are launching new research this spring into better plant defenses based on genes and vaccines.
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July 22, 2019
Articles

Wisconsin Growers, Researchers Come Together to Improve Potato Crop

At the Hancock Agricultural Research Station, researchers from UW-Madison are looking for solutions to common issues farmers may face when growing potatoes.
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July 19, 2019
Articles, Irrigation, New Products

T-L Irrigation Showcased at ‘Made in America’ Event

Erecting a T-L Irrigation Co. pivot on the famed White House South Lawn was a crowning moment for the Thom family of Hastings, Neb. The family business was one of the only agricultural businesses to be featured in the third annual Made in America Showcase
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July 18, 2019
Articles

Weather Cooperating with P.E.I. Growers

Potatoes were planted later than normal, but good growing conditions are helping the crop catch up.
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July 18, 2019
Herbicide, New Products

New Product: AMVAC Assure II Herbicide

Assure II helps growers control volunteer corn and grasses to improve yields.
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July 18, 2019
Fertilizer, New Products

New Product: AgriMend by AgriFarm Group

AgriMend is a highly soluble form of calcium. A number of nutrients found in AgriMend have been shown to aid in soil improvement and are essential nutrients for plant growth and production.
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July 17, 2019
New Products, Potato Storage

New Product: Forte Humidifiers from GroupAg

Forte Humidifiers are designed to be efficient, effective and versatile. While offering additional capability, the units produce a superior-quality fog or fine mist, making it easier to achieve an ideal storage humidity level.
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July 17, 2019
Articles, Grower of the Month
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Young Guns

Allied Potato a beacon of innovation and growth for the U.S. potato industry
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July 17, 2019
Articles, Fertilizer, New Products

Nature Safe Organic Fertilizer Plant Opens in Nebraska

Darling Ingredients Inc. announces the opening of its third organic fertilizer production facility in Fremont, Neb. The facility is located on a 10-acre site with the ability to produce 35,000 tons of Nature Safe Natural & Organic Fertilizers annually.
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July 16, 2019
Articles

USDA to Aid Disadvantaged, Veteran Farmers

The USDA announced up to $16 million in available funding to help socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers own and operate successful farms. Funding is made through the USDA’s Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and R
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July 16, 2019
Articles
Anna King

Keeping Fries Crisp for Delivery

Home-delivered fast food is a booming global business. But when it comes to french fries, there’s a hitch. They often get soggy on the ride. So top fry-makers are racing to perfect a crispy fry that can survive a 15-minute ride with a food delivery servic
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July 16, 2019
Articles, Insecticide

Ontario Early Potato Crop Progressing Well

The harvest of early potatoes for the fresh market is expected to start by July 18 in southwestern Ontario, according to potato specialist Eugenia Banks’s latest update.
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July 16, 2019
Articles

Cover Crops Improve Bottom Line

While not all farmers in the 2016-2017 National Cover Crop Survey saw the same benefits from adding cover crops to their production practices, most experienced multiple benefits.
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July 16, 2019
Articles
William Schaefer

Wisconsin Researchers Help Develop New Variety for Peru

In Spanish you might call it patrimonio or orgullo; in English it translates to national pride or honor. However it’s phrased, for the people of Peru, the concept is forever entwined with the potato, a totemic symbol of the indigenous cultures and heritag
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July 16, 2019
Articles
Amy Sowder

Idaho Potato Commission Awards Culinary Educators

At Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte, N.C., three culinary instructors won a 2019 Idaho Potato Commission Leadership Innovation Award for Excellence in Foodservice Education.
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July 16, 2019
Articles

Unprecedented Demand Yields Good Potato Season for Virginia

Demand for Virginia red and yellow potatoes is unprecedented this year. The state has benefited from positive growing conditions in contrast to less-than-favorable conditions in other areas. The state also experienced good potato-growing weather.
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July 11, 2019
Articles

Marketing Opportunities Abound, Potato Suppliers Say

Potato marketers in the Pacific Northwest have multiple plans for their spuds this year, as usual.
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July 11, 2019
Articles

Swiss Rösti Launches New Brand of Potatoes

U.S.-based Swiss Rösti, a start-up company based in Portland, Ore., is announcing the nationwide introduction of a new three-item line of frozen Crispy Filled Potato products under its Rösti brand.
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July 11, 2019
Articles
Jim Offner

Weather Improves Prospects for Northwest Producers

Some potato growers in Washington and Oregon had trouble getting their crop in the ground, as wet and cold conditions lingered into planting season. However, once they did, the growing process seemed supercharged, they said.
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July 11, 2019
Articles
Rand Green

Eagle Eye Produce Ships Year-Round

Eagle Eye Produce, based in Idaho Falls, Idaho, is one of the few grower-shippers where a foodservice customer can load Idaho-grown russet, red and yellow potatoes all on the same truck from the same facility year-round.
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July 10, 2019
Articles

Colorado Growers Await Warmer Days

Potato growers in Colorado are hoping to see some warmer days and more sunshine this summer in order to make up some lost time.
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July 10, 2019
Articles

Eyes on the Fries: How potatoes can remain a staple even as menus continue to evolve

How potatoes can remain a staple even as menus continue to evolve
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July 10, 2019
Articles, Irrigation, New Products

Keeping Watch: FieldNET adds to its line of remote irrigation management solutions

FieldNET adds to its line of remote irrigation management solutions
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July 10, 2019
Articles
Rand Green

Nonpareil-Idaho Potato Packers Focuses on Quality Russets

Nonpareil-Idaho Potato Packers is a three-generation, family-owned packer and shipper specializing in Idaho russet potatoes.
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July 10, 2019
Irrigation
John Farner, Government & Public Affairs Director, Irrigation Association

Smart Irrigation in Action: The Irrigation Association’s Smart Irrigation Month is a perfect opportunity to promote the importance and value of smart irrigation practices.

The Irrigation Association’s Smart Irrigation Month is a perfect opportunity to promote the importance and value of smart irrigation practices.
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July 10, 2019
Articles

'Potato of the Future' Will be Healthier and Climate-Smarter

The potato of the future will be more drought-tolerant and disease-resistant, more environmentally sustainable and climate-smart, and meet the needs of producers and consumers. It will add value and help drive the transformation of international food syst
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July 06, 2019
Articles

Update from Maine Potato Board Agronomy

The Maine Potato Board and McCain Foods have contracted the AIR Company of Quebec to provide spore trapping and reporting services across several sites in Aroostook County.
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July 05, 2019
Articles, Insecticide

Managing PVY

PVY should be thought of as a whole-industry issue. Below is a management checklist of practices potato growers and industry can adopt to help manage PVY.
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July 05, 2019
Articles

USDA Research Drives Innovation: USDA scientists and researchers reported 320 new inventions in 2018

USDA scientists and researchers reported 320 new inventions in 2018
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July 04, 2019
Articles

Chandlers Named Maine Farm Family of the Year

The Maine Potato Board has announced the Chandler family of D C Farms in Mapleton as the 2019 Farm Family of the Year.
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July 04, 2019
Articles
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Between the Rows: Self-Evident Truths: People just don’t understand a lot of things that are obvious to growers.

People just don’t understand a lot of things that are obvious to growers.
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July 03, 2019
Irrigation, New Products

Bird’s-Eye View: Precision irrigation for a successful crop and profitable operation

Precision irrigation for a successful crop and profitable operation
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July 03, 2019
Event Calendar

Calendar: Potatoes USA Seed Symposium & Seed Task Force Meeting

Aug. 5 in Denver
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July 03, 2019
Articles

USDA Adds Flexibility for Cover Crop Management

FSA, NRCS and RMA have developed new guidelines and policy provisions to enact changes mandated in the 2018 Farm Bill. Those changes will be available beginning with the 2020 crop year.
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July 03, 2019
Articles

Weather to Play Major Role in Maine's 2019 Potato Crop

This planting season has started slowly for many farmers in Maine, with temperatures remaining below average, deep into June.
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July 02, 2019
Articles, Fungicide, New Products

New Product: BASF Revysol Fungicide

BASF has received the EPA registration for Revysol fungicide, its newest active ingredient. The first and only isopropanol azole of its kind in the market, the active ingredient provides fast-acting and long-lasting disease control for a broad range of cr
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July 01, 2019
Articles

Mart Group, ProSource Combine into Single Potato/Onion Supplier

ProSource Inc. and Mart Produce will combine sales teams to consolidate all fresh-packed potato and onion sales and marketing responsibilities moving forward.
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