August 19, 2019
Articles

APHIS Posts New PCN Eradication Program Report

The PCN Eradication Program is a cooperative effort among PPQ, Idaho State Department of Agriculture and industry stakeholders. The program’s goal is to control PCN spread, and eventually establish Idaho as PCN-free.
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August 19, 2019
Articles

Getting to the Root of Food Safety

From sticks and stones to plastic bottles and golf balls, potato producers encounter an ever-increasing spectrum of hazardous foreign material in their fields making effective sorting a critical element of the processing line.
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August 19, 2019
Articles

Manitoba Retailers' Lack of Potatoes Described as Anomaly

Grocery stores around the Canadian province of Manitoba haven't had the usual amount of local potatoes this year.
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August 14, 2019
Articles

Making History: 2019 IGSA Russet Aristocrat Kent Taylor

“I don’t have the longest résumé,” says Kent Taylor, the Idaho Grower Shipper Association's 2019 Russet Aristocrat. “But what I do have is a history.”
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August 14, 2019
Articles

Discovery Park of America Announces Exhibit about Ag Innovation

Discovery Park of America will open an exhibit dedicated to telling the story of innovation in agriculture. "AgriCulture: Innovating for Our Survival" will be located in the 8,900-square-foot building that currently houses the museum and heritage park's t
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August 14, 2019
New Products, Potato Equipment

Tong Celebrates One Year in U.S.

International vegetable handling equipment specialist Tong Engineering is celebrating one year of successful business since the opening of its Tong USA spares, service and sales facility in Fremont, Mich.
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August 13, 2019
Articles

Soil Pore Structure May be Key to Carbon Storage

Michigan State University researchers recently discovered a new mechanism determining how carbon is stored in soils that could improve the climate resilience of cropping systems and also reduce their carbon footprints.
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August 13, 2019
Articles
Alex Robinson

Cuts Leave Alaska Farmers Reeling

Small scale farmers could be impacted the most by the governor’s recent announcement.
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August 13, 2019
Articles

Comparing Soil Health Techniques in Organic Farming

Microbes, insects and small soil critters produce materials that can improve soil structure and water retention. It’s a healthy ecosystem every farmer wants to encourage.
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August 12, 2019
Articles
Julia Gerlach

Calculating the Value of Cover Crops

A recent study found the ability to sequester carbon in the soil may have more to do with the presence of a diverse plant population than with aggregation or decomposing residue, suggesting that a multi-species cover crop will do more for building soil he
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August 12, 2019
Articles, New Products, Potato Equipment

Bagging & Packaging Buyers’ Guide

Once those beautiful spuds are grown and harvested, you've got to keep them looking good until you can get them to consumers. These products will help.
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August 12, 2019
Articles, New Products, Potato Equipment

New Product: Great Plains Velocity Hybrid Tillage

The Velocity combines some of the positive aspects of vertical tillage, while maintaining similar features of a conventional disk, resulting in a new classification in the Great Plains product line called hybrid tillage.
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August 12, 2019
Fungicide, New Products

BioSafe's PerCarb Now Approved in California

PerCarb is an EPA-registered, zero-hour REI, broad-spectrum bactericide/fungicide designed to treat and control plant pathogens that cause major foliar diseases on field-grown crops, tree crops, vine crops, berries, small fruits, vegetable crops and green
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August 10, 2019
Articles, Seed Potatoes

Alliston: A New Canadian Potato Variety

In mid-July, a new variety of potato named Alliston was officially registered with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, taking its name from the potato capital of Ontario. The new variety was developed by a potato breeder from Quebec named Andre Gagnon.
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August 10, 2019
Articles, Fertilizer

Vive Crop Protection Adds to Leadership Team

Vive Crop Protection recently welcomed two new additions to its leadership team: Dan Bihlmeyer as vice president of sales and marketing, and Barbara Hopper as chief financial officer and vice president of operations.
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August 09, 2019
Articles, Insecticide

2019's First Psyllid in Eastern Idaho Captured

This week, University of Idaho researchers had traps deployed in 78 of its 79 test fields, and found a total of 73 psyllids across 27 of the 79 monitored fields.
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August 09, 2019
Articles

Corteva, 4-H Showcase Future of Farming at Iowa State Fair

This year, the Iowa State Fair will welcome more than 1 million guests to one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the United States. Corteva Agriscience will showcase its partnership with 4-H during the opening weekend to
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August 09, 2019
Articles
Ashley Nickle

Survey Reveals Potato Consumption Habits

A survey commissioned by The Little Potato Co. found that 55 percent of Americans rank potatoes as their favorite comfort food.
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August 09, 2019
Articles
Rand Green

Potandon Sees Growth in Yellows, Minis

Potandon Produce is seeing significant growth in yellow potatoes and mini potatoes.
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August 08, 2019
Articles, New Products

Low-Cost Cameras Can Detect Crop Stress Early : Novel camera system could provide cost-effective way to monitor crop temperatures, University of Missouri researchers find

Novel camera system could provide cost-effective way to monitor crop temperatures, University of Missouri researchers find
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August 08, 2019
Articles

2019 IGSA Scholarship Winners Announced

Several accomplished students were recently awarded scholarships from the Idaho Grower Shippers Association. The IGSA Scholarship Program benefits IGSA member employees and their families.
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August 08, 2019
Articles

Chamber of Commerce Continues to Push for USMCA Passage

Leaders of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have tabbed the passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement as its top policy priority for 2019.
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August 08, 2019
Articles

Idaho Farm to Receive Century Farm Award

On Friday, Aug. 9, David Wood and his family will be honored with Idaho's Century Farm Award, which recognizes families that have continuously owned and actively farmed the same land for 100 years ago or more.
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August 08, 2019
Articles
Jim Offner

Wisconsin Growers Anticipate Big Crop

Wisconsin potato growers predicted their entire industry should be digging in earnest by mid-August, although some spuds were on track to come out as early as the last week of July, suppliers said.
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August 06, 2019
Articles

Below the Surface: The Sound of Silence

The beauty of getting a break—however brief—from it all
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August 06, 2019
Articles
Colin MacLean

Cavendish Farm Invests in P.E.I. Research Facility

Cavendish Farms is spending $6 million to build a new state-of-the-art potato research facility near its processing facility in New Annan, P.E.I.
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August 06, 2019
Articles

New Cornell Lab to Combat Golden Nematode

The tiny roundworms are considered by the USDA "to be potentially more dangerous than any of the insects and diseases affecting the potato industry." On Thursday, Cornell University opened a new research lab to combat the invasive species.
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August 06, 2019
Articles
Buzz Shahan, Chief Operating Officer, United Potato Growers of America

Supply-Chain Management

What responsibility should rest on the grower?
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August 05, 2019
Smorgasbord, Seed Potatoes

The Smorgasbord: Georgina

For growers who have been scouring the globe in pursuit of that picture-perfect yellow potato that will stand out in a competitive market, Georgina may just be that variety.
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August 05, 2019
Articles
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Between the Rows: Masterpiece

The magnum opus of the American farmer
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August 03, 2019
Articles
Sarah Ehrlich

Grower-Oriented Research

A Colorado State plant pathologist’s mission for disease-free potatoes
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August 02, 2019
Articles

His Life’s Mission

Syngenta researcher Kiran Shetty leaves an indelible mark on the potato industry
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August 02, 2019
Articles
Roy Navarre & Max Feldman

Changing Demographics, Changing Industry

Emerging trends in diet and nutrition, and what they mean for potatoes
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August 01, 2019
Articles, New Products, Potato Equipment

Spudnik Reports Strong Performance of New Planters

This spring, our friends at Spudnik unleashed their new 8312 12-row planter on the potato industry, and it has been doing wonders for growers across the country.
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August 01, 2019
Articles
Stanley Moore, Michigan State University Extension

The Tale of Two Transitions

Getting farm transition right can make or break a farm’s chances of surviving from one generation to another.
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