Production

Late start leads to a strong finish for 2017 growing season

{Sponsored} By the time you read this, potato harvest across the U.S. will be nearing its end. In the coming weeks, we will hear about industry succes... more »

Tong releases reversing sensors for Caretaker mobile grader

Tong's Caretaker mobile grader is now available with a new option of trailer reversing sensors, making  it easier to load the grader's hopper. Des... more »

Long term trends, weather might keep russet market healthy

  Growers in Idaho and Washington report that wet weather this spring, combined with multiple factors that have inspired growers to explore al... more »

Canadian researchers try to reduce nitrogen loss and greenhouse gas emissions

A team at the University of Alberta is looking at ways to reduce nitrogen fertilizer loss to boost yields and reduce contributions of greenhouse gases... more »

Webcast helps growers manage corky ringspot

In its latest video aimed at helping growers, the Plant Management Network has released a presentation by Michigan State University professor of nemat... more »

Japan allows import of Idaho chipping potatoes after 11 years

The Japanese government has lifted an import ban on Idaho potatoes after confirming a lowered risk of pest invasion, according to Japan Today (JT). ... more »

Vanmark rebrands, launches new website

Vanmark, a commercial potato and produce processing equipment manufacturer, recently rebranded and unveiled a new website (screenshot above). The rebr... more »

Harvest conditions prompt Idaho Potato Commission to warn of blackspot bruise

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is advising growers that an unusually warm harvest season may lead tubers to be especially susceptible to bruising. ... more »

U.S. potato exports set new record highs

Increases for nearly all products, especially seed potatoes, have led US potato exports to their highest levels in both value and volume of products, ... more »

Late blight found in Michigan’s Montcalm County

Late blight was found in potato crops near Edmore, McBride and Vestaburg, Michigan, in Montcalm County Aug. 22, by ABC Consultants scouts. Initial gen... more »


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