May 26, 2022
New Products

Team Behind HarvestEye Continue To Showcase Crop Insights Innovation

HarvestEye, a machine-learning driven crop insights tool, is heading to the World Potato Congress at the end of May, as it continues to showcase on the global agricultural stage the actionable insights it places in the hands of growers.
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May 26, 2022
Articles

U Of I Extension Pest Friends Board Game Making A Buzz

Moscow, Idaho — Actual farmers don’t plant lunar wheat, and they’ll never encounter fan bugs or bog beetles when they scout their fields.
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May 25, 2022
Articles
Agriland

1,000 Delegates To Attend World Potato Congress In Ireland

More than 1,000 delegates and 60 guest speakers are set to attend the World Potato Congress (WPC) at the end of the month, which is being hosted in Ireland for the first time.
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May 25, 2022
Articles
Alex McCuaig, The Western Producer

New Potato Processor Planned For Alberta

Snack company Super-Pufft has announced a new $50 million processing plant for Airdrie, Alberta, that will use the province’s potatoes. Airdrie is about 22 miles north of Calgary.
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May 24, 2022
Articles
University of Idaho

Forthcoming Tri-State Spud Variety To Honor Potato Breeder’s Daughters

Aberdeen, Idaho — A cooperative potato breeding program that includes the University of Idaho is poised to release a red-skinned variety with white flesh, notable for its consistently round tuber shape and its desirable size profile.
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May 24, 2022
Articles

Manage Nematodes To Fight Off Early Dying Complex

Early dying complex in potatoes at first appearance is seemingly inexplicable. The plants were thriving, then they were dying. At that point, a grower has no options.
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May 24, 2022
Articles

Ag Groups Call For Withdrawal Of Solicitor General’s Supreme Court Brief On Glyphosate That Would Create A Patchwork Of Problems

Washington, D.C. - In a letter to President Biden, 54 agricultural groups expressed grave concern with a recent amicus brief submitted by the U.S. Solicitor General to the Supreme Court advising the court against taking up a case regarding pesticide label
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May 23, 2022
Articles
Michelle Goff, INL Communications & Outreach

No Small Potatoes: Understanding Risks, Impacts To Our Agricultural Supply

When most people hear about the state of Idaho, potatoes are probably the first thing they think of. Those famous potatoes are at the forefront of a new research project at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) as well.
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May 23, 2022
Articles
Mithilesh Pandey

Madhya Pradesh Signs Contact With Central Potato Research Institute To Licence Technology Of Aeroponic Method Of Seed Potato Production

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) - Madhya Pradesh has signed a contract with Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla, recently to licence technology to the Horticulture Department of Madhya Pradesh for availability of seed potatoes through aeroponic method of se
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May 20, 2022
Herbicide

U Of I Research Studies Herbicide Damage To Potatoes Caused By Heavy Rainfall

Aberdeen, Idaho – Farmers throughout southern and eastern Idaho were befuddled by the bizarre symptoms of crop damage that surfaced in their potato fields following a brief period of heavy rainfall in May of 2017.
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May 19, 2022
Articles

U.S. Potato Exports Show Continued Signs Of Recovery

With many countries around the globe relaxing restrictions and showing signs of recovery from the pandemic, demand for U.S. potato exports is strong in many markets. During the first three quarters of the marketing year (July 2021-March 2022), overall U.S
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May 19, 2022
Articles

Vive Crop Protection Recognized By SDTC As 2022 Sustainability Changemaker

Vive Crop Protection has received distinction as one of Canada’s inaugural Sustainability Changemakers for 2022, as awarded by the Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) organization.
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May 18, 2022
Articles

Potato Processor Snow Valley Food Efficient Collaboration With TOMRA Food

Leuven, Belgium - By prioritizing highly efficient potato processing, Snow Valley has been awarded excellent accreditations and ongoing public praise over the years—complimented by specialized research, delivering consistently high-quality products, and p
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May 18, 2022
Articles
Deutsche Welle (DW) www.dw.com

Ukraine: How Farm Vehicles Stolen By Russia Were Remotely Disabled: Russian soldiers looted combine harvesters and tractors worth millions of dollars from Ukraine

Not content with stealing Ukrainian grain, Russian soldiers also reportedly looted nearly $5 million (€4.72 million) worth of agricultural machines from their neighbor and foe.
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May 17, 2022
New Products

New Labeled Capabilities For OxiDate 5.0*

East Hartford, CT—The OxiDate 5.0 label finally reflects the full scope of this keystone chemistry’s capabilities. Chief among the label improvements, OxiDate 5.0 has removed the stipulation that prevented it from being used during bloom.
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May 17, 2022
Articles

United Potato Growers Of Canada Hires New General Manager

United Potato Growers of Canada has hired a new general manager, Victoria Stamper, of Mascouche, Quebec, a community just north of Montreal. Stamper joined United in this senior role, April 25.
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May 17, 2022
Articles
Sean Ellis, Idaho Farm Bureau Federation

Idaho’s Potato Industry Applauds Potato Research Endowment

Moscow, Idaho – Potato storage is one of the backbones of Idaho’s iconic spud industry.
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May 16, 2022
Articles
Cyrena Gourdeau, tastingtable.com

You Can Not Make These Things Up: No, The Dishwasher Is Not A Good Method For Cleaning Potatoes

(Potato Grower Editor – When we first came across this story, we thought it was a gag story, so to speak. But, it turns out it is serious. Seriously, you can not make these things up.)
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May 16, 2022
Articles

Senator Collins Blasts Administration’s Renewed Attempt To Eliminate UMaine Potato Research

Washington, D.C. — At a recent Appropriations hearing, U.S. Senator Susan Collins sharply criticized the Biden Administration’s proposal to eliminate a successful potato breeding research program that supports critical work at the University of Maine. U.S
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May 13, 2022
Articles, Irrigation
Sean Ellis, Idaho Farm Bureau Federation

Plentiful Storms Have Helped Idaho’s Water Outlook

Pocatello – The constant stream of rain and snowstorms that have hit Idaho since the first part of April have improved the state’s water supply outlook for 2022.
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May 13, 2022
Articles

Montana State University Summer Field Days

Montana State University has released the schedule of its Summer 2022 field days, which includes seven events all across the state.
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May 13, 2022
Articles

Video Update: U.S. Gains Fresh Potato Access To Mexico

John Toaspern discusses the impact of gaining fresh potato access to all of Mexico, the years of effort that went into this, and the continued work that needs be done to keep the market open.
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May 12, 2022
Articles

National Potato Council Applauds First Shipments Of U.S. Fresh Potatoes To Mexico in 25 Plus Years: U.S. growers appreciate partnership with USDA, USTR in reopening full Mexican market to U.S. potatoes

Washington – The National Potato Council today welcomed the news that the first shipments of U.S. fresh potatoes crossed into Mexico yesterday, May 11. The successful crossings signal the start of Mexico’s process to restore full market access for U.S. fr
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May 12, 2022
Articles

IDWR Director Issues Emergency Drought Declaration For 34 Counties South Of Salmon River In Southern Idaho

Boise – Gary Spackman, Director of the Idaho Department of Water Resources (IDWR), issued an emergency drought declaration on Friday, April 29, that includes all 34 counties south of the Salmon River in Central and Southern Idaho.
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May 12, 2022
Articles
American Farm Bureau Federation

SEC Proposed Climate Rule Could Intensify Farm, Ranch Consolidation

Washington – The Security and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) proposed rule to require climate disclosures by public companies could severely impact family farms and ranches and intensify the already concerning rate of consolidation in agriculture.
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May 11, 2022
Articles

Full Harvest Accelerates Expansion Of B2B Produce Marketplace: With top tech industry hires, additional funding

San Francisco — Full Harvest, the business-to-business marketplace specializing in surplus and imperfect produce, today announced multiple milestones as it successfully scales its operations to help solve the $2.6T global food waste problem.
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May 11, 2022
Articles
University of Minnesota Extension

In Challenging 2021, Minnesota Farmers’ Bottom Line Improves

Minnesota farms saw continued financial improvement in 2021, despite the drought conditions that affected much of the state during the production year. Crop yields were near the trendline even with difficult growing conditions. With strong prices througho
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May 11, 2022
Articles
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Prince Edward Island Legislative Committee Says It’s Time To Permanently Retire Fields With Potato Wart

Fields where potato wart has been found should be taken permanently out of any type of agricultural production, a P.E.I. legislative committee is recommending. It also suggests that trees be planted on the land, known as index fields.
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May 10, 2022
Articles

Potato Retail Sales Value Up In Q3

During the third quarter of Potatoes USA’s Marketing Year 2022 (January-March 2022), potato sales increased in dollars by 7.2 percent but decreased in volume by 5 percent, compared to the same period in 2021.
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May 10, 2022
Articles

IDWR Methodology Order Predicts 162,600 Acre-Foot Water Shortfall For Snake River: Junior ground water users face curtailment by May 20

Boise, Idaho – The Director of the Idaho Department of Water Resources (IDWR) has issued a methodology order for Snake River ground water users, predicting a 162,600 acre-foot shortfall to senior priority water users in the Eastern Snake River Plain (ESPA
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May 09, 2022
Articles

Urban Farming

Okay, so while we thought the headline was kind of a catchy one, technically, it’s not quite accurate.
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May 09, 2022
Articles
Nora Olsen & Mike Thornton, University of Idaho

Calculating Growing Degree Days

Snow, hail, rain, sunshine and wind appear to be interchangeable within a given day this past week. We welcome the moisture, but overlay these conditions with prolonged cold temperatures and potatoes already planted are sitting in the ground waiting for w
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May 09, 2022
Articles

Nominations Open For 2023 Potatoes USA Board Members

Denver – Potatoes USA has announced nominations are now open for new Board Members for the 2023-2026 term.
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May 07, 2022
Articles

Full Moon Rising

We were going through some photos for an upcoming story and came across this photo (that we actually forgotten we had taken) and figured that while harvest is a ways away, we should post it anyway.
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May 04, 2022
Articles

Save The Dates: University Of Idaho Field Days Scheduled

Following is information on a couple of University of Idaho Field Days scheduled for this summer.
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May 03, 2022
Fungicide

Biotalys Obtains New Fungicide Resistance Class For Its First Biofungicide

Ghent, Belgium – Biotalys (Euronext - BTLS), an Agricultural Technology (AgTech) company protecting crops and food with protein-based biocontrol solutions, today announced that the Fungicide Resistance Action Committee (FRAC) granted an entirely new class
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May 03, 2022
Articles

State Of Conveying Industry Study Reveals Food Processing Industry Outlook

Cablevey Conveyors, a global specialty conveyor manufacturer for the food/beverage and industrial processing industries, has released results from a new, proprietary survey conducted among food processing companies.
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May 03, 2022
Between the Rows
Tyrell Marchant, Editor

Between the Rows: Good Night and Joy Be to You All

A heartfelt adieu and thank-you to the potato industry from longtime editor Tyrell Marchant
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May 02, 2022
Articles

Save The Date—Oregon State University Hyslop Farm Field Day 2022 Scheduled

The Oregon State University Department of Crop and Soil Science (CSS) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting Hyslop Farm Field Day again as an in-person event.
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