February 20, 2020
Articles, Fungicide, Insecticide

Underground Defenses: Investigating how 1,3-D fumigation affects the soil microbial community

Investigating how 1,3-D fumigation affects the soil microbial community
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February 19, 2020
New Products, Potato Equipment

New Product: Kuhn Krause Excelerator XT 8010 Vertical Tillage System

The new Excelerator XT 8010 provides producers with a versatile and productive high-speed vertical tillage tool that is proficient in either fall or spring tillage applications.
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February 19, 2020
Articles

U.S. Chipping Potatoes Given Year-Round Access to Japan: Announcement deepens relationship with largest trading partner

Announcement deepens relationship with largest trading partner
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February 19, 2020
Articles, Irrigation

Reinke Acquires Ace Irrigation & Manufacturing

Reinke Manufacturing announces the acquisition of Ace Irrigation & Manufacturing to expand its manufacturing operation.
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February 19, 2020
Between the Rows
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Between the Rows: The Ties That Bind

Appreciating the irritating, exasperating blessing that is family
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February 19, 2020
Irrigation, New Products

Valley, Cordoba Partner to Develop Precision Application Solutions

Valley Irrigation announces a partnership with Cordoba Technologies, Inc., an innovator in automated, high-precision application systems for crop protection products.
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February 18, 2020
Articles, Fertilizer, New Products

Nachurs Alpine Solutions Receives Patents for Acetate Technology

This technology is a method of fertilizing an agricultural crop using an environmentally friendly and versatile high-potassium-content liquid fertilizer. Specifically, these patents pertain to the use and application of potassium acetate, either alone or
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February 18, 2020
Insecticide, New Products

BioSafe’s BioCeres WP Now Available in California

BioSafe Systems announces BioCeres WP is now available in California. This product is an insect-pathogenic biopesticide using the Beauveria bassiana fungus. This OMRI-listed, ANT-03 strain is ideal for integrated pest management programs.
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February 18, 2020
Irrigation, New Products

New Product: Lindsay Zimmatic Poly Pipe

Lindsay Corporation announces the global release of new Zimmatic poly pipe for its center pivot irrigation systems, designed for growers who irrigate in corrosive water environments.
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February 18, 2020
Articles

ARC/Charleston|Orwig Accepting Scholarship Applications

Each year, one college student studying agricultural communications and public relations is awarded a $1,500 scholarship. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is March 15, 2020.
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February 18, 2020
Articles, Event Calendar

Calendar: International Potato Technology Expo

Feb. 21-22 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
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February 18, 2020
Articles
FoodMinds LLC

Are All Sources of Carbohydrates Created Equal?: Study shows daily potato intake leads to better diet quality compared to refined grains

Study shows daily potato intake leads to better diet quality compared to refined grains
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February 17, 2020
Articles

Potato Sustainability Alliance to Carry Industry Forward

The new Potato Sustainability Alliance is a platform for farmers, supply chain partners, industry organizations, non-governmental organizations, universities and advisors to work together to define, measure and advance potato sustainability in the U.S. an
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February 17, 2020
Articles, Seed Potatoes

Maine Awarded $550K for Potato Breeding Research

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Potato Integrated Pest Management program has been awarded $553,486 to conduct further research on potato breeding.
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February 17, 2020
Articles

P.E.I. Farms Use New Tech to Improve Crop Protectant Use

A growing number of Prince Edward Island potato farms are taking advantage of new technology to improve their use of crop protectants, including fungicides used to prevent late blight.
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February 17, 2020
Articles
Bud McDole

Big Birds Benefit from Poor Potato Harvest

Farmers’ loss is trumpeter swans’ and snow geese’s gain, as the migratory birds feast on potatoes left in the ground in Washington’s Skagit Valley.
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February 17, 2020
Articles
Alexis Kienlen

Cooking Up a Recipe for Improved Soil Health

Brendon Rockey’s farm is far different than most, but his winning formula has lessons for other growers.
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February 17, 2020
Articles

Large Portion of Maine Seed Potato Tests Rejected

Maine Potato Board plant pathologist and lab manager Andrew Plant says results of the state’s annual post-harvest test was the worst since 2012-13.
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February 17, 2020
Articles

Scientists Explore Crunchiness as Obesity-Fighting Tool

There might be a reason, beyond taste, to explain why a person is inclined to inhale an entire bag of potato chips, or devour a whole plate of cookies.
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February 13, 2020
Articles, Seed Potatoes, Smorgasbord

The Smorgasbord: Autumn Rose

Autumn Rose is an attractive, early maturing red-skinned, white-fleshed variety. This new—and highly anticipated—variety originates out of a breeding program in the Netherlands, and is a great addition to the Norland market. Compared to Norland, Autumn Ro
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February 12, 2020
Articles

Essential to the Future: New traits developed with biotech require timely, scientific-based regulatory evaluations.

New traits developed with biotech require timely, scientific-based regulatory evaluations.
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February 11, 2020
Articles, Grower of the Month
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Master Storytellers: Fresh Solutions Network lets its growers tell their stories to consumers

Fresh Solutions Network lets its growers tell their stories to consumers
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February 10, 2020
Articles, Fertilizer, New Products

New Product: SUL4R-PLUS Fertilizer

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February 10, 2020
Articles
Gary Roth, Executive Director, Oregon Potato Commission

And the Winner Is...: Best Potato Contest draws interest from across Oregon

Best Potato Contest draws interest from across Oregon
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February 10, 2020
Articles
Buzz Shahan, Chief Operating Officer, United Potato Growers of America

Markets Don't Lie: The answers to many growers’ questions are staring them in the face.

The answers to many growers’ questions are staring them in the face.
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February 09, 2020
Seed Potatoes, Smorgasbord

The Smorgasbord: Alturas

Let’s take a look at Alturas, an excellent processing variety with a lower nitrogen fertilizer requirement than many of its contemporaries.
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February 08, 2020
Articles, Insecticide, Potato Storage
Silvia I. Rondon & Rory J. McDonnell

Unlikely Visitor

Dealing with slugs in commercial potato storage facilities
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February 07, 2020
Articles
Chris Koger

NoKota Packers Appoints New President/CEO

Carissa Olsen is the new president and CEO of NoKota Packers Inc., Buxton, N.D. Olsen succeeds Steve Tweten, who retired in December.
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February 07, 2020
Articles, Seed Potatoes

Meeting the Relatives: What is the value of using crop wild relatives in potato breeding?

What is the value of using crop wild relatives in potato breeding?
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February 07, 2020
Articles, Irrigation
Lyndon Kelley & Eric Anderson

View from Above: Drone video can help identify where center pivot sprinkler repairs should be made.

Drone video can help identify where center pivot sprinkler repairs should be made.
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February 07, 2020
New Products, Potato Equipment

Tractor Buyers' Guide

We here at Potato Grower firmly believe that, given the opportunity, no one in this world would turn down an offer to get behind the wheel of a roaring, tires-taller-than-me, zillion-horsepower tractor.
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February 07, 2020
Articles, Irrigation, New Products
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Master & Commander: Mud Commander could revolutionize how pivots get through the field.

Mud Commander pivot wheels could revolutionize how pivots get through the field.
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February 06, 2020
Articles, New Products

Partnership Paves Way for Farmers to Sell Carbon Credits

Locus Agricultural Solutions and Nori say they’ve paved the way for payments to farmers harvesting carbon. The partnership gives farmers an incentive to grow crops in a way that removes carbon from the air by using the most advanced nature-based technolog
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February 06, 2020
Articles

20 for ’20

Industry trends to look for in the coming decade
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February 06, 2020
Articles
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

The Fire Station

For over a century, the University of Maine’s Aroostook Farm has put out industry fires before they can become infernos.
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February 05, 2020
Articles

Untangling the Web: Complex potato genome further unveiled

Complex potato genome further unveiled
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February 05, 2020
Fungicide, New Products

BioSafe’s OxiDate 5.0 Approved in California

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February 05, 2020
Articles
Terrence McEachern

P.E.I. Program Helps Farmers with Mental Health

On Friday, Prince Edward Island's agriculture minister announced a new website to give farmers another resource to deal with the stresses of farming life and mental health issues.
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February 04, 2020
Articles

Job Opening: Potato Physiologist, Washington State University Dept. of Horticulture

This tenure-track, 12-month faculty position as assistant or associate professor is located on the WSU-Pullman campus and begins in the summer of 2020.
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February 04, 2020
Articles

Expected Improved Trade with China Improves Farmer Sentiment

“The Phase One Trade Agreement has largely been considered a win for U.S. exporters, although few details are available regarding how the additional $200 billion in purchases by China will be distributed over the next two years and how much impact it will
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February 04, 2020
Articles

USDA Issues Last Batch of 2019 Trade Aid

U.S. secretary of agriculture Sonny Perdue on Feb. 3 announced the third and final tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to trade retaliation by foreign nations.
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February 04, 2020
Articles

American Farmland Trust Announces New Regional Director

American Farmland Trust has hired Addie Candib as its Pacific Northwest regional director. Shewill provide strategic leadership for AFT’s programs in the Pacific Northwest, with an emphasis on Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
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February 03, 2020
Articles, Potato Equipment
John Fischer

Equipment Expectations

Fully realizing the potential of diesel engines
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February 03, 2020
Articles, Event Calendar

Calendar: Michigan Family Farms Conference

Small- and medium-scale farmers are invited to attend the Michigan Family Farms Conference on Feb. 8, 2020 at the Kalamazoo Valley Community College.
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February 03, 2020
Articles

Great Lakes Potato Chip Co. Announces Expansion

The chip manufacturer has been on a growth trajectory for a lot of years, expanding geographical reach, sales and operations.
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February 02, 2020
Articles
Frank Muir, IPC President and CEO

We Make a Great Team: Chobani creates festive recipe in collaboration with Idaho Potato Commission

Chobani creates festive recipe in collaboration with Idaho Potato Commission
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