September 20, 2019
Articles

Giron Wins NPC Scholarship

The National Potato Council recently named Sofia Giron, a fourth-year doctoral student in plant pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as the recipient of its $10,000 2019-20 academic scholarship.
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September 19, 2019
Articles

Free Ag College Guide Released

AGDAILY has launched a free and comprehensive guide to undergraduate agriculture education in the United States.
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September 19, 2019
Articles

New Ag- & Science-based Lesson Plans Available to Teachers

The National Science Teaching Association and Corteva Agriscience have collaborated to bring new, science-based lesson plans and resources to elementary teachers nationwide.
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September 18, 2019
Articles

USDA Announces New Scientific Research Program

NIFA has invested $77.8 million in research that will focus on sustaining a more abundant, nutritious, and accessible food supply.
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September 18, 2019
Articles

‘Adopt a Farmer’ Program Promotes Local Produce

Side Delights’ “Adopt a Potato Farmer” program has brought awareness to food bloggers and their audiences. The program paired regional food bloggers and Fresh Solutions Network growers to share their stories.
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September 18, 2019
Articles
Rebecca Copley

San Luis Valley Tour Gives an Appreciation for Food

Participants in a recent tour visited the Colorado State University Research Center, where several research studies are being conducted on potatoes.
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September 18, 2019
Articles

Making the Case for Agriculture

With the Leadership At Its Best program, Syngenta equips association leaders with the skills they need to confidently advocate for today’s farmers.
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September 17, 2019
Articles

New Alberta-Grown Potato Line Launched

Locally sourced products are becoming increasingly important for today’s shopper. With that in mind, Canadian-based, grower/shipper/packer Thomas Fresh has launched a unique line of exclusively Alberta-grown potatoes.
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September 17, 2019
Articles
Samantha Halstengard

Red River Valley Potato Crop Update

The final numbers are in for the 2018 potato crop in North Dakota.
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September 17, 2019
Articles, Fungicide, New Products

Fight Soil-borne Disease with Strike

Potatoes are prone to a lot of disease. Over 50 years of use have proven Strike’s active ingredient–chloropicrin–suppresses soil borne disease.
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September 16, 2019
Articles, Irrigation

Reinke Recognizes Rain for Rent Technician

Reinke Manufacturing recently recognized Benjamin Acevedo with Rain for Rent in Idaho Falls, Idaho, with a 10-year PLUS Program Longevity Award.
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September 16, 2019
Articles
Katie Langford

Petunias as a Late Blight Defense? Not as Crazy as It Sounds

Colorado Mesa University researcher Margo Becktell's research suggests that a naturally occurring sticky substance on petunia leaves can kill one of two types of spores produced by late blight.
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September 16, 2019
Articles
Katie Langford

How to Increase Volume Sales for Potatoes

It’s been a good news/bad news situation for potato suppliers recently. On the plus side, overall dollar sales have been rising. However, volume sales have been dropping for at least three years.
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September 13, 2019
New Products, Potato Equipment

New Product: Horsch Omnis FT Tillage Tool

The Omnis FT is ideal for breaking up compaction and providing consistent soil tilth in conditions where residue has already been properly sized and distributed by the combine.
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September 12, 2019
Articles

2018 Stats for NW Potatoes Released

The Idaho, Oregon, and Washington combined potato crop valued at $2.02 billion for 2018.
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September 12, 2019
Articles, Fertilizer, Irrigation, New Products

New Product: Stretta Irrigation Water Optimizer

Precision Laboratories expands its offering of Irrigation Water Optimizers with the introduction of Stretta.
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September 12, 2019
New Products

New Product: Geode GNS2 Sub-meter GPS Receiver

Juniper Systems introduces the next evolution of the Geode Sub-meter GPS Receiver, the GNS2. This new release of the Geode now features connectivity with a range of iPhone and iPad devices, providing users with an even more versatile and powerful tool.
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September 12, 2019
Articles

Report Analyzes Farm Bill Impact on Soil Health

The Soil Health Institute and the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition have released a comprehensive review of each new provision of the 2018 Farm Bill and its role in advancing soil health, the foundation for regenerative and sustainable agricultur
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September 11, 2019
Articles, Potato Storage
Nora Olsen, Andrew Hollingshead & Mike Thornton

Broken Up

The relationship between shatter bruise and storage
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September 11, 2019
Articles

Wilbur-Ellis Names Enterprise Risk Management Director : Laura Fiffick to lead environment, health, safety and security group

Laura Fiffick to lead environment, health, safety and security group
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September 10, 2019
Articles, New Products

ZeaKal Prepares for Global Growth

ZeaKal, a plant traits innovator focused on improving crop efficiency, is aggressively expanding to meet the global demand for more sustainable agriculture.
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September 10, 2019
Articles

Anuvia Names Neyhouse Regional Ag Sales Manager

Don Neyhouse will lead the sales effort working directly with Anuvia’s distributor and retail partners in the Midwest.
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September 10, 2019
Articles, Potato Harvesting

Minimizing Foreign Material in Potatoes

Whether potatoes are destined for the fresh market or processing, foreign material is a great concern to everyone in the potato industry.
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September 10, 2019
Articles

Resources Available for Producers Affected by Natural Disasters

Signup begins Sept. 11 for $3 billion-plus in USDA aid
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September 09, 2019
Articles, New Products, Potato Storage

Buyers' Guide: Storage Equipment & Chemicals

To help ensure your potatoes are comfortable and safe until the day they become delectable delicacies, we present to you this storage equipment buyers’ guide, with many of the industry’s leading innovations for making sure your crop leaves storage looking
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September 09, 2019
Articles
Charles Biles

Skagit Potato Harvest Underway

Potato harvest in underway in northwestern Washington's Skagit County.
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September 06, 2019
Articles, Fertilizer, New Products

Rootella Mycorrhizal Inoculants Registered in Canada

Groundwork BioAg, Ltd. announces that Rootella F, Rootella G, Rootella S and Rootella WP mycorrhizal inoculants have all been approved for commercial use by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
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September 06, 2019
Articles
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Between the Rows: Continuing Education: An ode to miserable, wonderful summer jobs

An ode to miserable, wonderful summer jobs
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September 06, 2019
Articles

Getting Soft: Management and diagnosis soft rot diseases

Management and diagnosis soft rot diseases
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September 05, 2019
Articles

Could Mustard Seed be P.E.I.'s Next Big Cash Crop?

Researchers on Prince Edward Island are studying brown mustard seed to see if the plant can do double duty in the potato crop rotation—preventing both disease and generating a cash crop.
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September 05, 2019
Articles, Grower of the Month
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Grimm Future: Grower of the Month: Cal-Organic Farms, a division of Grimmway Farms

Grower of the Month: Cal-Organic Farms, a division of Grimmway Farms
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September 05, 2019
Articles
Eva Frederick

Vaccines for Plants? It's Possible.

New ‘medicine’ could vaccinate plants against devastating viruses
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September 05, 2019
Articles, Fertilizer, New Products
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Not Your Granddaddy’s Fertilizer: Actagro’s innovation makes growers more efficient

Actagro’s innovation makes growers more efficient
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September 05, 2019
Articles

Idaho Potato Disease Report

Growers near Paul should be particularly vigilant for late blight.
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September 05, 2019
Articles

U.S. Potato Growers Hoping for New Trade Deal with Mexico

Potato producers are asking U.S. agricultural officials for support in expanding export trade into Mexico. Currently, American potato growers and exporters are mostly barred from selling fresh potatoes in Mexico.
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September 05, 2019
Articles, New Products

AgCode Names Donny its First CCO

AgCode Inc., an industry-leading, comprehensive software-as-a-service specialty crop solution, announces the appointment of its first chief commercial officer, Lance Donny.
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September 04, 2019
Irrigation, New Products

T-L Irrigation Product Testimonial

New Mexico producer B.J. Hoy has seen the difference T-L products and service make on his operation.
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September 04, 2019
Fungicide, Herbicide, New Products, Potato Harvesting, Potato Storage

Keeping Potatoes Healthy through Harvest and Beyond

Nufarm features a variety of products designed to keep your crop protected whether they are in or out of the ground.
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September 04, 2019
Articles

Campaign Recognizes Idaho Growers

The Idaho Potato Commission has created a social media campaign, Thank a Farmer, to introduce the women and men who work tirelessly year-round to annually produce approximately 13 billion pounds of famous Idaho potatoes.
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September 04, 2019
Irrigation, New Products

New: Over-the-Air Updates for Valley Smart Panels

Valley Irrigation announces another industry first: the ability to push updates “over the air” to its ICON control panels. This advancement is available automatically through the built-in Valley ICON Link.
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September 03, 2019
Articles

NFL's Hill to Partner with Idaho Potato Commission

Pocatello, Idaho, native and pro football "Swiss Army knife" Taysom Hill has a lot in common with an Idaho russet, if you ask Idaho Potato Commission president and CEO Frank Muir.
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September 03, 2019
Articles, Seed Potatoes

P.E.I. Growers Look to New Varieties

Researchers are working on new varieties of potatoes that they hope will help growers on Prince Edward Island cope with the effects of climate change.
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September 03, 2019
Articles

Hawaii Company Hopes Former Sugarcane Land Yields Potatoes, Citrus

Mahi Pono LLC, the partnership that bought 41,000 acres of mostly fallow Central Maui farmland last year, is focusing on ordinary white, yellow and red potato varieties as part of its first new piece of an ambitious diversified agriculture development pla
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September 03, 2019
Articles

McCain Invests $12 Million in New Brunswick Facility

McCain Foods Canada recently shared the company’s plan to further invest $12 million dollars in its potato processing facility in Florenceville, New Brunswick.
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