September 30, 2019
Articles
Mike Thornton, UI Southwest Idaho R&E Centers

Cold Weather Best Harvest Practices

Temperatures between 50 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit are considered to be best for harvesting and handling tubers.
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September 30, 2019
Articles, Insecticide, Potato Harvesting
Glenn Vaagen

Growers Advised to Watch for Tuber Moths

Washington State University’s Tim Waters says pre-harvest insect pressures have been fairly low, but that does not mean growers are in the clear. He says growers need to be very cognizant of potato tuber moth.
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September 30, 2019
Articles
Robert Arnason

Rain Keeps Canadian Growers on Edge

Manitoba potato growers are hoping the 2019 harvest isn’t a repeat of 2018. Harvest has been delayed in many areas after 2 to 5 inches of rain has fallen since Sept. 20.
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September 30, 2019
Articles

U.S.-Japan Trade Deal a Net Positive for Potato Industry

The NPC and members of Congress urged the U.S. Trade Representative and the Trump administration to push fresh potatoes in the agreement, but that did not come to pass.
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September 30, 2019
Articles, New Products, Potato Harvesting

New Product: Haith Pro-Flow Transfer Chute

Haith's patent-pending Pro-Flow Transfer Chute protects potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots and other sensitive produce from bruising and damage when moving from one conveyor to another.
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September 30, 2019
Articles

The U.S.'s Five Biggest Farms

Two potato royalty families make the list.
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September 26, 2019
New Products

New Product: Agragene Knock-Out

Product utilizes live sterile male insects as a form of insect pest control
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September 26, 2019
Articles, Event Calendar

Calendar: Montana State University Agricultural Economics Conference

Nov. 1 in Bozeman, Mont.
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September 26, 2019
Articles

Anuvia Names Hoger VP of Ag Sales

Michael Hoger joins the Anuvia Plant Nutrients team to lead efforts to market SymTRX, Anuvia’s bio-based enhanced efficiency plant nutrients developed for the agricultural markets.
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September 26, 2019
Articles, Herbicide

Herbicide Safeners Expected to Witness Surge in Demand

Herbicide safeners are specialty plant protection products that protect crops from herbicide damage without actually affecting the activity of herbicides on the target species.
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September 25, 2019
New Products

New Product: Dosatron Mega-Flo D400 Injectors

The D400 Series is available immediately and is easy to set up with no programming necessary. It’s compatible with multiple chemicals such as nutrients, additives and acids.
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September 25, 2019
Articles, Fertilizer, New Products

Anuvia to Start Production at Mosaic Facility

Will create more than 135 new jobs in the central Florida
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September 25, 2019
Articles, Potato Harvesting

Rain Keeps P.E.I. Growers Out of Fields

"Hopefully it's not déjà vu of last year."
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September 25, 2019
Articles
AP

Bill Includes $2.75 Million for Maine Potato Research

U.S. Senate funding bill would help the Maine potato industry, aquaculture, craft brewing, and organic agriculture.
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September 25, 2019
Potato Harvesting

Idaho Growers Work around the Weather

Farmers have endured a growing season of uncertain weather starting with a planting season beset by rain and cold spells that morphed into a summer that came with a hot spell accompanied by wind that lasted through grain harvest and into potatoes.
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September 24, 2019
Event Calendar

Calendar: Embracing the Digital Environment Meeting

Agronomists, crop and soil scientists from around the world to meet in San Antonio
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September 23, 2019
Articles

Idaho Potato Commission Releases New Commercial

The Idaho Potato Commission kicked off its marketing year with the premiere of its newest television commercial, the latest installment in the beloved long-running Big Idaho Potato Truck series.
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September 23, 2019
Articles

Wisconsin Growers Hoping for Better Harvest This Year

Wisconsin potato growers are hoping for a better result in 2019 than in 2018 when an early frost left much of their harvest unuseable.
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September 23, 2019
Articles

Potato Harvest Rolls on in North Dakota, Minnesota

Rain caused potato fields in northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota to get too wet to support equipment, stalling harvest for several days.But a few days of sun and wind dried the fields, and most farmers are back in the business of harvest.
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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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