November 12, 2019
Irrigation, New Products

New Product: Valley Tower Box Enhanced

Improvements enable growers to maximize pivot uptime
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November 12, 2019
Articles
Congressman Mike Simpson

Opinion: Why Idaho Farmers Need Immigration Reform

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson explains the Farm Workforce Modernization Act.
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November 12, 2019
Articles

Researchers Work to Minimize Post-harvest Losses

A research team from Graz, Austria, is developing biological methods to improve the shelf life of fruit and vegetables.
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November 11, 2019
Articles
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Between the Rows: Damaged Goods

The deeply flawed people surrounding us make for great heroes.
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November 11, 2019
Articles
Jenny Schlecht

Disaster Aid Approved for N.D. Producers

U.S. secretary of agriculture Sonny Perdue has approved North Dakota’s request for a secretarial disaster designation for 47 counties related to late-season rainfall and a disastrous October snowstorm.
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November 11, 2019
Articles
Jennifer Howard

Interpreting the Growing Field of On-Farm Data

Precision agriculture is focused on capturing farm data and using it to benefit global food production and environmental security. The resulting mountain of raw data constitutes both a challenge and an opportunity for smart farming. But to what end?
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November 11, 2019
Articles

Penn State Professor Creates Team-Colored Chips

Made from Pennsylvania-grown blue- and white-colored potatoes, Tailgater Taters are the brainchild of William J. Lamont, Jr., a retired professor of vegetable crops at Penn State.
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November 11, 2019
Articles

Peruvian Farmer Crafting ‘Wine’ from Heirloom Potatoes

Twelve thousand feet above sea level in Peru’s Sacred Valley, Manuel Choqque grows a dozen or so varieties of oca, an heirloom potato that thrives in the low-nutrient soils and harsh climate high up in the Andes.
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November 08, 2019
Articles

Research Suggests Fumigants Have Low Long-term Impact on Soil Health

It started with curiosity. How does a fumigant, commonly used for nematode management in potato cropping systems, influence soil microbial communities?
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November 08, 2019
Articles
Kay Ledbetter

Longtime Texas A&M Potato Breeder Miller Dies

Creighton Miller, plant breeder and professor in the Department of Horticultural Sciences at Texas A&M University, has died after a long bout with cancer. He was 79.
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November 06, 2019
Articles
Marianna Szucs, Michigan State University

7 Things to Know about Samurai Wasps

This non-native could prove very helpful in combating brown marmorated stink bugs.
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November 06, 2019
Fertilizer, Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, New Products

Application Equipment Buyers' Guide

Shown here is some of the most innovative equipment on the market, to provide you with the peace of mind that comes with knowing your crop is being well taken care of.
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November 06, 2019
Articles

Minnesota Growers Make Case for Disaster Aid

Sugarbeet and potato farmers whose crops have been hard hit by excessive moisture this harvest gathered to tell U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson about their unprecedented crop losses.
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November 06, 2019
Articles
Jesse Cler

Managing Soil Compaction

Compaction hinders plant growth and development, creating an environment for poor root system establishment. This leads to nutrient deficiencies and the reduced ability for nutrient uptake.
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November 05, 2019
Articles, Insecticide
Aaron J. Bouchie

Tough Team to Beat

Scientists discover key interaction between plant viruses and insect viruses
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November 05, 2019
New Products

New Product: Sunflare LiteMount Solar Solution

Lightweight panels are rugged and compatible with any metal roof type
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November 05, 2019
Articles

Perdue Leads USDA Trade Mission to Mexico

U.S. secretary of agriculture Sonny Perdue will lead a trade mission to Mexico Nov. 6-8 to forge new opportunities with U.S. agriculture’s largest bilateral trading partner and second-largest export market.
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November 04, 2019
Irrigation, New Products

New Product: Dosatron D132 Mega-Flo Injectors

D132 Series injectors are are easy to set up with no programming necessary. They are compatible with nutrients, sanitizers, acids and line cleaners.
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November 04, 2019
Articles, Potato Harvesting

Early Freezes Take Bite out of Harvest

Recent freezing temperatures in Idaho set back the top potato-producing state’s harvest, but it could be weeks before the extent of the damage to the crop is known.
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November 04, 2019
Articles, Seed Potatoes

Montana a Leader in Seed Potato Production

Potato harvest may have come to an end across Montana, but there is still work to be done, especially when it comes to certifying seed potatoes. Over the years, the state has risen to the forefront as one of the nation’s premier seed potato producers.
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November 04, 2019
Articles

Son of Potato Country Using Tech Know-how to Give Back to Industry

Nicholas LaJoie has a knack for electronics and innovation—and he’s using that to give back to his roots in nothern Maine's Aroostook County.
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November 04, 2019
Articles, Seed Potatoes
Mina Chung, ARS Office of Communications

Striking (Huckleberry) Gold

Huckleberry Gold is a variety with purple skin and yellow flesh whose culinary qualities are similar to those of the Yukon Gold. But it has lower sucrose and vitamin C content and a significantly higher level of antioxidants than Yukon Gold, thereby confe
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November 01, 2019
Articles

Gaining Perspective

Using aerial imagery and advanced analytics to identify irrigation issues—before they impact crop quality
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