• Dry Harvest in Maine, Quality and Yields Look Good

    Sep 24, 2009

    Growers in Maine are dealing with a lack of water, rather than the overabundance of water they usually deal with at harvest. Despite the dry end to the growing season, the state’s crop is going to be of good quality with yields that are on average,… Full Story »
  • Metam Sodium RED Final Draft Due January, Growers Concerned About 2011

    Sep 24, 2009

    The wait and anticipation is over. Potato growers anxiously awaiting the EPA’s new Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) on metam sodium are now parsing the new directives from the federal agency. On June 3 EPA released its RED for the fumigant along with REDs for chloropicrin,… Full Story »
  • UW-Madison: Improving the Health of State Potatoes

    Sep 24, 2009

    Potatoes are big business in Wisconsin - more than a quarter billion-dollar industry last year - but it's a business that can come with a hefty environmental price tag. Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Is Nitrogen the New Carbon?

    Sep 24, 2009

    In looking forward to the next Green Revolution, researchers have been carefully examining the role of nitrogen fixation in delivering successful crops around the globe. Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • New Computing Tool Could Lead to Better Crops

    Sep 24, 2009

    A new computing tool that could help scientists predict how plants will react to different environmental conditions in order to create better crops, such as tastier and longer lasting tomatoes, is being developed by researchers. ScienceDaily Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Farmers Potash Gamble has Producers Paying Price

    Sep 23, 2009

    Farmers around the world have taken a major gamble with their crops by cutting potash applications in response to high prices. Financial Post Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • McDonald’s Fries the Holy Grail for Potato Farmers

    Sep 23, 2009

    From the fields of Idaho to tasting rooms in suburban Chicago, potato farmers, researchers and industry representatives are in the midst of an elusive hunt: finding a new spud for McDonald's french fries. Idaho Statesman Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Back to Their Roots: A Harvest for Food Banks

    Sep 21, 2009

    Growing up in rural Minnesota, Travis Dahlke cherished the time he spent alone with his grandfather as the curious boy and the quiet man worked side by side every spring planting potatoes and peas. Minneapolis Star-Tribune Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Idaho Shippers Driving Down Returns by Overshipping

    Sep 18, 2009

    The Idaho Grower Shippers Association meeting in Sun Valley on Sept. 2 found Idaho growers in the unenviable position of bemoaning an excellent growing season that will likely translate into an increasing surplus of potatoes available on an already overburdened market. Jerry Wright, President of the… Full Story »
  • Researchers: No Loss of Vegetable Diversity

    Sep 17, 2009

    Two University of Georgia scholars argue against the conventional wisdom that the 20th century was a disaster for vegetable crop diversity by showing that there was no overall loss of vegetable diversity in that era. Click here to read the rest of the story.

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