July 31, 2020
New Products

New Product: DrySee Waterproof Bandages

Proprietary liquid-indicating gauze changes color if liquid breaches and new bandage is needed
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July 31, 2020
Articles
Holly Dillemuth

Oregon Potato Processor Rebounds from COVID-19

Wong Potatoes reported five cases among employees of the business on April 20, one of the first locations in the state to have multiple cases. The facility is now back in full operation.
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July 30, 2020
Articles
Linda Schott & Mike Thornton

Picture of Health: Why all the discussion about soil health?

Why all the discussion about soil health?
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July 30, 2020
Articles, Potato Harvesting

Eagle Eye Produce to Ship New Potatoes

Eagle Eye Produce, a top-tier grower and shipper of fresh produce based in Idaho Falls, Idaho, will start shipping new crop russet potatoes the first week of August, with new crop red and yellow potatoes to follow shortly after.
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July 30, 2020
Articles

AGCO Celebrating 15 Years of Operator of the Year Awards

Ag application retailers to be honored with local charitable donations in 2020
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July 29, 2020
Articles

Rabo AgriFinance Leadership Team Changes

Nathan Thomsen, who has been the company’s eastern territory general manager, will assume the position of northwest regional managing director. Jan Pieter van Oosten is eastern territory general manager beginning Aug. 1.
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July 29, 2020
Articles

Toro Launches Sustainability Platform

Further strengthens company’s commitment to make a positive impact financially, socially and environmentally worldwide
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July 29, 2020
Articles
Scott Hanson, The Seattle Times

Sending Surplus Crops to Food Banks Helps Washington Farmers

George Ahearn had heard about farmers in eastern Washington who were giving away potatoes and onions and wanted to know if someone had a truck he could borrow to haul the discarded crops to western Washington food banks. The response was immediate and dra
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July 28, 2020
New Products

New Product: StrikeHold Protectant

Anti-corrosion lubricant originally developed for the U.S. military protects important agricultural equipment to ensure reliable performance
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July 28, 2020
Articles
Shauna Johnson

WVU Parkersburg Partners with Local Chip Company

The first potatoes to be grown at West Virginia University at Parkersburg specifically for the Mister Bee Potato Chip Company, part of a new collaboration utilizing West Virginia-grown produce, are due to be harvested within the month.
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July 28, 2020
Insecticide

Post-CIPC Sprout Control for Fresh Market

See how European growers and processors are adjusting to a world of potato storage without the aid of CIPC sprout inhibitors.
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July 28, 2020
Articles, New Products

Avebe, Mendix Leverage Low-Code for Factory Planning, Logistics

New transportation and planning application built with low-code integrates real-time field information with SAP enterprise system for Avebe food production and operations
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July 26, 2020
Articles, Top Five
David J. Roberts, Manager, Technology Advancement & Adoption – International, Valley Irrigation

Top 5: Ag Tech & the Environment

It’s important to understand the technology available to help reduce pollution in modern agricultural operations.
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July 24, 2020
Articles, Irrigation, New Products, Top Five
Trevor Mecham Vice President, Global Technology Strategy & Industry Relations, Valley Irrigation

Top 5 Factors for Maximizing Irrigation Efficiency

While there are many considerations that comprise great crop health, none is more important than proper irrigation.
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July 24, 2020
Articles
Erik J. Wenninger, University of Idaho

First Lso-Positive Psyllids Appear in 2020 Idaho Monitoring

Two of 83 psyllids collected across Idaho last week tested positive for the zebra chip pathogen.
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July 24, 2020
Articles

Wilbur-Ellis Launches New Website

Wilbur-Ellis Agribusiness has launched a new and improved website at wilburellisagribusiness.com.
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July 22, 2020
Articles
Chris Koger

Pandemic Sees Retail Potato Sales Soar

The COVID-19 pandemic has elevated potato sales at retail since mid-March, with most categories benefiting from sales as people prepared meals at home instead of going to restaurants.
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July 22, 2020
Articles, New Products, Potato Storage

Spearmint Oil in Sprout Control Programs

Spearmint oil has the potential to play a more prominent role in sprout control programs post-CIPC in Europe, but users must prepare storage facilities adequately to ensure success.
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July 22, 2020
Articles
Lilian Diep

USDA, USTR Name Puglia as Ag Trade Advisor

Secretary of agriculture Sonny Perdue and U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer announced the appointment of Western Growers CEO Dave Puglia to serve on the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee.
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July 21, 2020
Articles, Event Calendar

NPC Accepting Talk Submissions for Potato Expo 2021

The National Potato Councilis accepting submissions for Potato Talks to take place during its Potato Expo 2021, which is scheduled for Jan. 6-7 in Grapevine, Texas.
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July 16, 2020
Articles

Anuvia Names Bell Executive VP

Brett Bell has joined Anuvia Plant Nutirents as executive vice president over account management and sales for its agricultural business.
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July 16, 2020
Articles, Event Calendar

Ag World Golf Classic Impacted by COVID-19

Kennewick event canceled; Moses Lake still on schedule
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July 16, 2020
Articles

American Agri-Women Selects Champion of Agriculture Winners

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley and Texas Congressman Jodey Arrington were named AAW's 2020 Champions of Agriculture.
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July 15, 2020
Insecticide, New Products

New Product: FMC Avaunt eVo Insect Control

Advanced formulation of the only Group 22 insecticide for agricultural use delivers improved control and performance consistency
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July 15, 2020
Articles, New Products

Danforth Center Developing Smart Farm Tech: FieldDock system will autonomously deploy UAVs to accelerate crop improvement and reduce energy, water and fertilizer inputs with a zero-carbon footpr

FieldDock system will autonomously deploy UAVs to accelerate crop improvement and reduce energy, water and fertilizer inputs with a zero-carbon footprint.
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July 15, 2020
Articles
Kim Fields

Celebrating National Fry Day with Idaho Potatoes

Not that you needed an excuse, but National Fry Day is the perfect day to get some french fries that likely came from the Gem State.
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July 15, 2020
Herbicide, New Products

New Product: HELM Agro Reviton Herbicide

A non-selective herbicide for the pre-plant burndown and desiccation segments, Reviton will be one of the first new PPO herbicides to be introduced in the U.S. in more than a decade.
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July 14, 2020
New Products

New Product: Davis Multi Plug

The Davis Multi Plug is a four-prong, straight-blade, industrial electrical plug that offers nine different configurations.
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July 14, 2020
Articles, New Products

SaniDate 5.0 Approved as Virucide against Human Coronavirus

BioSafe Systems’ SaniDate 5.0 is now labeled to kill the human coronavirus. The stamp of approval comes from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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July 14, 2020
Articles

Manitoba Potato Grower Practices Minimal Tillage

Potatoes aren’t usually the poster child for minimal tillage. But dramatically reducing tillage is exactly what Chad Berry, of Under the Hill Farms near Glenboro, Manitoba, is trying to do.
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July 14, 2020
Articles
Jill Rittenberg, Global Marketing Manager, Potatoes USA

Bright Outlook: Potatoes continue to reign as America’s favorite vegetable.

Potatoes continue to reign as America’s favorite vegetable.
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July 14, 2020
Articles, Irrigation, New Products
Zane Jenkins, Agronomy Consultant, Dragon-Line LLC

Dripping with Confidence: Smart irrigation with mobile drip irrigation

Smart irrigation with mobile drip irrigation
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July 14, 2020
Irrigation, New Products

Step by Step: Effective water management is critical for every stage of potato growth.

Effective water management is critical for every stage of potato growth.
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July 14, 2020
Articles, Potato Storage
Nora Olsen

Suppressive Actions: Determining the best methods for sprout suppression in storage

Determining the best methods for sprout suppression in storage
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July 09, 2020
Articles
Jim Offner

Growers Ponder Pandemic’s Fallout

Northwest potato suppliers say they are eager to rev up a major sales engine in their industry — foodservice — as the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic passes.
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July 07, 2020
New Products

New Product: Farmobile Services+ for Ag Retail Fleet

New offering pinpoints areas for operational improvement, increased profitability
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July 07, 2020
Articles, New Products

Tong Celebrates 50 Years of Grading Screens

The renowned manufacturer has not only been producing steel grading screens on the same premises since 1970, but has also grown to become one of the largest manufacturers of steel grading screens in the world.
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July 07, 2020
Articles, Irrigation, New Products
Reinke Manufacturing

Game Plan

A strategy for irrigation solutions
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July 07, 2020
Articles

RPE Announces Partnership with How2Recycle

RPE will add How2Recycle labels on select packaging over the next several months.
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July 07, 2020
Articles, New Products

Tomra Food Publishes E-Book for Potato Fresh Packers

Free, downloadable publication addresses challenges intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic
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July 06, 2020
New Products

New Product: FieldMicro SmartFarm Platform

Innovative tech brings farming into 21st century, saving farmers time and money; partnership with John Deere provides insights into equipment
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July 06, 2020
Articles, New Products

Syngenta Puts Emerging Tech in Growers' Hands

New technologies help growers increase yield potential in difficult environments while preserving natural resources.
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July 06, 2020
Articles

North Carolina Potatoes Head To Fresh, Chipping Markets

North Carolina’s potato season is underway, with plenty of round white, red and yellow varieties for the fresh market, as well as potatoes for the chipping market.
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July 06, 2020
Articles

Gleaning Network Distributes Maine Potatoes

COVID-19’s emergence around the world raised alarm bells regarding the ability of the global food chain to respond. The Maine Gleaning Network, in an effort to salvage some of this lost income to farmers and to get food to people who need it, organized th
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July 06, 2020
Articles, Irrigation
Jon Topham

The Brainiacs: Showcasing the people behind smart irrigation

Showcasing the people behind smart irrigation
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July 02, 2020
Between the Rows

Between the Rows: Let's Keep It Civil

Turmoil may garner most of the attention, but it doesn’t need to reign supreme.
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July 02, 2020
Articles, Fertilizer
Julia Meehan, Independent Commodity Intelligence Services

Essential Fertilizers Ride Coronavirus Storm

The domino effect of the coronavirus, as it has spread across the globe, has so far had a limited impact on the fertilizer industry. However, the full effects of the global pandemic are starting to show in some sectors.
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July 02, 2020
Articles, Potato Harvesting, Potato Storage

Minimizing Bruise at Harvest and in Storage

The University of Idaho has released three new videos on potato bruise management.
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July 01, 2020
Articles

Low-tech Tool Helps Fight Late Blight

The International Potato Center (CIP), in partnership with research and development institutions in Ecuador and Peru, has developed a low-tech tool to help farmers optimize fungicide use.
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July 01, 2020
Articles
Sierra Dawn McClain

Oregon Farm Debuts Chip Line

A new farmer-owned potato chip line is hitting store shelves this summer. SpudLove Snacks’ new potato chip line is made from organic potatoes grown at Threemile Canyon Farms in Boardman, Ore.
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July 01, 2020
Articles
Dylan Short

Alberta Producers Optimistic about Harvest Despite Pandemic

Alberta potato growers are banking on a healthy harvest after COVID-19 decimated their supply system this spring.
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July 01, 2020
Articles
Monica Jean and Eric Karbowski, Michigan State University Extension

Working Women: The Backbone of Family Farms

The role of women in farming continues to evolve. The added stress of working off the farm while balancing traditional responsibilities can be difficult to manage.
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