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.

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

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.

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

Ukraine: How Farm Vehicles Stolen By Russia Were Remotely Disabled


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.

New Labeled Capabilities For OxiDate 5.0*

New Products

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.

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.

Idaho’s Potato Industry Applauds Potato Research Endowment


Moscow, Idaho – Potato storage is one of the backbones of Idaho’s iconic spud industry.

You Can Not Make These Things Up


(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.)

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

Plentiful Storms Have Helped Idaho’s Water Outlook

Articles, Irrigation

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.

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.

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.

National Potato Council Applauds First Shipments Of U.S. Fresh Potatoes To Mexico in 25 Plus Years


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

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.