November 29, 2019
New Products, Potato Equipment

Double Time

Spudnik’s 12-row planter speeds up planting in a big way
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November 27, 2019
Articles, Irrigation, New Products
Katie Englin, Agricultural Irrigation Specialist, Seametrics

Top 4 Questions for Selecting an Irrigation Flow Meter

A properly selected and installed flow meter accurately measures the amount of water volume applied. An accurate flow meter is an essential tool to practicing good irrigation scheduling.
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November 26, 2019
Articles, New Products, Potato Equipment

Planting & Tillage Equipment Buyers' Guide

Growers in most potato-growing regions of the U.S. are only now recovering from the 2019 harvest. But before you know it, it’ll be time to get the 2020 crop in the ground. Our buyers’ guide should help you get prepared with any of your equipment needs for
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November 26, 2019
Articles

Ecocert Acquires Nature’s International Certification Services

Ecocert Group announces the acquisition of Nature’s International Certification Services (NICS), an organic certification agency in Viroqua, Wis.
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November 25, 2019
Articles

Lamb Weston Introduces Waffled Hash Browns

Made from real Idaho shredded potatoes and baked to crispy perfection, new Waffled Hash Browns don’t require a fryer to serve potato goodness
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November 25, 2019
Articles, Event Calendar
Leigh Presley

A Push Toward Resiliency in Agriculture

Wisconsin potato growers, who experienced one of their worst growing seasons in 2018, are realizing huge losses this year due to the wet weather’s impact on potato quality.
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November 25, 2019
Articles

Potato, Onion Sales Run Hot during Holidays

Winter may be dawning during the Thanksgiving-Christmas holiday period, but for potato and onion marketers, things are heating up.
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November 23, 2019
Articles, New Products

Vive Adds Western Regional Sales Manager

Jonathan Adamson of Pocatello, Idaho, is now Western regional sales manager at Vive Crop Protection. Adamson is working with retailers and growers across the Pacific Northwest to develop and create market demand for Vive’s unique product offerings.
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November 22, 2019
Articles, Insecticide, New Products

FMC Biological Products Earn Awards

Presence and Quartzo bionematicides recognized as Best New Biological Product (Biopesticide) at Agribusiness Intelligence Crop Science Forum & Awards
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November 22, 2019
Articles

U.S. Potato Imports Down, Despite Gains in Some Categories

Overall, U.S. potato imports declined slightly during the first quarter (July to September) of the 2019-20 marketing year compared to the previous year, dipping 12 percent in volume and 2 percent in value.
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November 22, 2019
Articles, New Products

Making the Future of Food Sustainable

Nicolai Prytz, sustainability and strategy director at TOMRA, has looked at how businesses, consumers and policymakers can help make the future of food sustainable.
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November 22, 2019
Articles, New Products

Wilbur-Ellis Acquires Nachurs Alpine Solutions

Acquisition expands agricultural product offerings and opens door to diversified specialty chemicals markets in North America
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November 22, 2019
Articles, New Products

Preventing Over-watering and Protecting Fry Color

Using precision imagery to improve potato crops
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November 22, 2019
Articles

U.S. Sees Significant Potato Export Gains

U.S. potato exports increased significantly for the first quarter of the 2019-20 marketing year, Continuing the growth seen at the end of last marketing year and is in spite of the continuing trade issues in Asia.
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November 22, 2019
Articles, Grower of the Month, Seed Potatoes
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Upper Echelon

Idaho Seed Growers of the Year Clen & Emma Atchley
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November 21, 2019
New Products

New Product: Sentera 6X Sensor

The 6X delivers the data and processing necessary to meet a wide range of customer requirements, from broad-acre, specialty and permanent crop insights to science and research customers.
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November 21, 2019
Grower of the Month
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

More Than a Shiny Coat of Paint

Idaho Grower of the Year Ritchey Toevs of Aberdeen
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November 21, 2019
Articles
Anne Danahy, MS, RDN

Seven Health Benefits of Purple Potatoes

Purple potatoes generally have a denser texture and slightly nuttier, earthier flavor than white potatoes and hold unique intrigue for consumers.
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November 20, 2019
Articles, Potato Harvesting
Ann Bailey

Thousands of Acres of RRV Seed Potatoes Go to Waste

Sander Dagen raised an exceptional seed potato crop this year. That makes it sting even more as he is forced to abandon approximately 80 percent of his acres because he cannot harvest them.
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November 19, 2019
Articles
American Phytopathological Society

PVY Is Industry's Biggest Threat--Some Strains More than Others

These changes in PVY strain composition in potato fields have important consequences for potato certification, potato breeding programs, and diagnostic laboratories.
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November 18, 2019
Articles, Potato Harvesting

Maine Enjoys Successful Potato Harvest

A recently released report from the USDA said this year’s average yield for Aroostook County potato crops is 320 hundredweight per acre, marking an increase from last year’s average of 310 hundredweight per acre.
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November 16, 2019
New Products, Potato Equipment

WCCO Draper Belted Chain Technology

WCCO Belting announces two new products: an angled cleat extension for its RAPTOR draper belting and a new belt design for belted chain assemblies for the agriculture industry.
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November 15, 2019
Articles, Between the Rows

Between the Rows: That's Where I'm From

Strong roots make strong people.
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November 15, 2019
Articles, New Products, Potato Equipment

AGCO Completes Maryland Assembly, Distribution, Training Facility

Industry-leading assembly line equipment, technology and warehouse expansion support Fendt and Massey Ferguson tractor distribution
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November 15, 2019
Articles

McCain Commits $80 Million to New Brunswick Facility

New high-speed Formed Potato Specialty line in Florenceville, New Brunswick, to address growing demand for retail and foodservice customer base across North America
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November 15, 2019
Articles
Tom Karst

Weather Cuts U.S. Potato Harvest 6 Percent

U.S. production of potatoes is down 6 percent this year, according to the first forecast of the season from the USDA. Total production for 2019 is forecast at 422 million hundredweight, down 6 percent from 2018.
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November 14, 2019
Articles, Event Calendar

Ag World Golf Classic Donates over $100,000

Area agriculture producers, processors and industry businesses set a new record with their generosity by donating $101,680 to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities Inland Northwest at the 6th Annual Ag World Golf Classic.
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November 14, 2019
Articles

Beene Takes New Role with Corteva

Britt Beene has been named strategic account manager within Corteva Agriscience. He will remain based in south-central Idaho.
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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, Between the Rows
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 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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