June 29, 2020
Articles

Drexel Adds to Sales Team

Drexel Chemical Company announces the addition of Steven Martin as its mid-South sales representative.
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June 25, 2020
Between the Rows
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Between the Rows: Well, That Was a Mistake: But at least you had the freedom to make it.

But at least you had the freedom to make it.
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June 24, 2020
Articles, Irrigation
Jon Topham

The Brainiacs: Showcasing the people behind smart irrigation

Showcasing the people behind smart irrigation
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June 23, 2020
Articles, Fertilizer
Alan Tran

Little Helpers: How microbes can bring us into the future

How microbes can bring us into the future
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June 22, 2020
Event Calendar

Calendar: Soil Health Institute Annual Meeting

The non-profit organization’s virtual meeting July 30-July 31 will provide the latest information on how soil health influences carbon dynamics, water cycling, soil microbiology and on-farm economics.
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June 22, 2020
Articles, Irrigation

Share Your Smart Irrigation Story

As we celebrate the people behind smart irrigation, your story deserves to be told.
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June 21, 2020
Articles
Mike Wenkel, Chief Operating Officer, National Potato Council

Sustaining Each Other: During COVID-19 pandemic, sustainability takes center stage

During COVID-19 pandemic, sustainability takes center stage
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June 20, 2020
Articles, Fungicide
Jeff Miller, Trent Taysom, Cheryn Clayton, Scott Anderson, Nora Olsen, Lynn Woodell, Andrew Hollings

Improving Phosphite Performance for Pink Rot Control

Phosphite-based fungicides (phosphorous acid) have been effective tools for managing pink rot. This is especially true when populations of the pink rot pathogen are resistant to mefenoxam and metalaxyl. Unfortunately, phosphite fungicides are relatively w
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June 18, 2020
Articles, Fungicide
Jaime Willbur and Lee Duynslager, Michigan State University, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial

Michigan Potato Late Blight Forecast

No late blight reported. Weather-based risk low to moderate throughout Michigan.
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June 18, 2020
Articles

World Potato Congress Adds to Board of Directors

Nigel Crump, Elven Huang and Bret Nedrow will take their positions on July 1.
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June 18, 2020
New Products

New Product: SnowEx Automatixx Plow Attachment

The innovative Automatixx attachment kits from SnowEx are now available for a variety of OEM tractor models.
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June 17, 2020
Articles

FMC Launches New Website

New site helps customers navigate rapidly changing crop protection market
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June 17, 2020
New Products

New Product: CIBO Lab Field Report

CIBO Lab uses advanced simulation technology to provide users with predictive yield trends against multiple scenarios
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June 17, 2020
Articles
Laura Handke

Potatoes in the Pandemic: Industry Perspectives

Market disruptions caused by COVID-19 have reached all corners of the agriculture sector—but few are experiencing more turbulence than producers and processors of potatoes.
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June 16, 2020
Articles
Wendy Culverwell

What Does 2020 Hold for Agriculture?

While Lamb Weston and Washington potato growers were dealing with an unexpected surplus of spuds this spring, the state's asparagus farmers had a different tale to tell.
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June 15, 2020
Articles, New Products

Agdia Commercializes Rapid Molecular Assay for TRV Detection

Agdia, Inc. has commercialized a rapid and user-friendly, RNA-based assay on its AmplifyRP XRT platform, for the detection and identification of tobacco rattle virus.
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June 15, 2020
Articles

Reusing Water for Field Irrigation

Using wastewater for irrigation is an important tool for farmers to have because it allows them to have a secure water supply.
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June 15, 2020
Articles
Todd Neeley

Klamath Basin Growers Scramble for Water

When the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced farmers would receive just a fraction of the water they normally do in the Klamath Irrigation Project in southern Oregon, J&W Walker Farms began to scramble.
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June 12, 2020
Articles, Herbicide, Potato Harvesting
Pamela J.S. Hutchinson, UI potato cropping systems

Give and Take

Pros and cons of different vine-kill methods
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June 10, 2020
Articles
Pamela J.S. Hutchinson, UI potato cropping systems

Volunteer Potato Control Recommendations

Pam Huchinson at the University of Idaho has published information related to managing potato volunteers.
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June 10, 2020
Articles, Event Calendar

Hermiston R&E Center Hosts Virtual Potato Research Update

Oregon State University's Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center (HAREC) is hosting its first virtual live potato research update provided by university scientists from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17.
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June 10, 2020
Articles
American Phytopathological Society

Late Blight Research Pairs Spectroscopy with Classic Plant Pathology Diagnostics

Scientists from Cornell and University of Wisconsin recently published research showing how they used contact spectroscopy to non-destructively sense how plant pathogens differentially damage, impair, and alter plant traits during the course of infection.
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June 10, 2020
Articles

The Big Picture

Using the best imagery and data to help (rather than confuse) growers
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June 09, 2020
Articles, Potato Equipment, Event Calendar

AGCO Launches 2020 Application Crop Tour

Ag manufacturer and its dealer network test practices in increasing grower profitability
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June 09, 2020
Articles, Fungicide, New Products

Biotalys Establishes U.S. Headquarters

Diego Angelo appointed as chief business officer and head of Biotalys, Inc. to prepare for biofungicide launch
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June 09, 2020
Articles
John Zitzmann, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley

Thicker than Water: A defined plan of succession is one of the greatest gifts you can give your family.

A defined plan of succession is one of the greatest gifts you can give your family.
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June 08, 2020
Articles

Potato Sales at Retail Increase from 2019

Retail potato sales have soared, increasing 10.4 percent in dollar sales and 9.3 percent in volume sales between July 1, 2019 and May 19, 2020.
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June 08, 2020
Articles, Event Calendar

Virtual Option Added to 2020 Agri-Marketing Conference

The annual conference, to be held Aug. 11-13, expands programming to meet attendees where they are.
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June 08, 2020
Articles
Gretchen Parsons

Idaho Producers Seek Ways to Handle Potato Surplus

With an excess of potatoes that may go to waste, farmers are scrambling to figure out what to do with the 2020 crop of spuds.
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June 08, 2020
Articles
David Marino Jr.

Outlook Brighter for Maine Potato Industry as Restrictions Relax

After months of struggles due to the shutdown of the foodservice industry during the coronavirus pandemic, the potato industry northern Maine's Aroostook County is seeing increased sales as states begin to reopen their economies.
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June 08, 2020
Articles

USDA to Take More Comments on PCN Regulations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has reopened a public comment period on changes to regulations of pale cyst nematode-infested areas.
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June 08, 2020
Event Calendar

Calendar: 2020 Sustainable Agronomy Conference

Virtual event for 2020 will allow CCAs and sales professionals opportunity to understand best practices
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June 05, 2020
Articles

Idaho Reds Still Available Thanks to Investment in Storage Tech

Big investments into new storage technology have allowed Eagle Eye Produce to continue to supply premium Idaho-grown red potatoes while most resort to sourcing from distant growing regions.
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June 04, 2020
Articles, Fertilizer, Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide
Jesse Cler

Using Adjuvants to Control Drift

Growers understand how important it is to make sure their crops are protected from pests and weeds, which is why adjuvants are commonly used to facilitate movement of protection products to the plant and within the plant.
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June 04, 2020
Articles, New Products

Growers Edge, Arva to Develop FinTech Solutions for Farmers

Joint data-driven financial solutions provide product warranties for producers deploying ag tech innovations
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June 04, 2020
Articles, Irrigation, New Products

Valmont Acquires Brazil-Based Solar Energy Company: Valley Irrigation to offer Valmont Solar Solutions in Latin America and around the globe

Valley Irrigation to offer Valmont Solar Solutions in Latin America and around the globe
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June 03, 2020
Articles

Produce Industry Responds to Pandemic

With the Farmers to Families Food Box Program underway across the country, companies are busy packing and sending fresh produce to food banks.
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June 02, 2020
Articles

K·Coe Isom Chooses Xero as Preferred Accounting Software

Xero, the global small business platform, today announced an agreement with K·Coe Isom, one of the leading food and agriculture consulting and accounting firms in the U.S., to transition the firm’s clients onto the Xero platform.
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June 02, 2020
Articles, Irrigation

Can Brackish Water Be Used for Potato Irrigation?

New trials run in UK will research the possibility of using brackish water for potato irrigation.
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June 02, 2020
Articles, New Products

AGCO Crop Tour 2020 Features Fendt Momentum Planter

On-farm field demonstrations will showcase new technologies to manage soil compaction at planting
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June 01, 2020
Articles, Event Calendar

Irrigation Show 2020 Canceled

The Irrigation Association has announced the cancellation of the 2020 Irrigation Show & Education Week, previously scheduled for Nov. 30-Dec. 4 in San Antonio.
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June 01, 2020
Articles, Fertilizer, Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide

Will High-Growth Projections for Biologicals be Impended by COVID-19?

Over the past decade, the agrochemical industry has been experiencing a boom in the use of biological-based ingredients for biopesticides as well as biostimulant and biofertilizer markets, steadily progressing into double-digit figures. But what will happ
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June 01, 2020
Articles
Taryn Milton

Surplus Potatoes in Alberta Used as Cattle Feed

Recently, some of Alberta’s ag industry leaders thought of an option to assist two producer groups hard hit by the effects of COVID-19.
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June 01, 2020
Articles

Washington Potato Giveaway Scheduled for Tuesday

The Washington State Potato Commission announced Friday that it will give away 100,000 processing potatoes on Tuesday in Thurston County.
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June 01, 2020
Articles
Buzz Shahan, Chief Operating Officer, United Potato Growers of America

Most Popular Vegetable: Finding the right way to market potatoes

Finding the right way to market potatoes
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