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  • Second PCN Finding Made in Eastern Idaho

    Jul 28, 2006

    A second potato cyst nematode (PCN) finding has been made in eastern Idaho, in a field bordering the one where the first finding was made. Located in northern Bingham County, the two fields of 45 acres and 60 acres border each other, according to an update… Full Story »
  • Fall Potato Acreage Up 2 Percent from 2005

    Jul 13, 2006

    Area planted to fall potatoes for 2006 is estimated at 990,500 acres, up 2 percent from last year but 5 percent below 2004, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Harvested acres are forecast at 974,400, up 3 percent from 2005 but 5 percent below… Full Story »
  • PEI Potato Buydown Numbers Released

    Jun 29, 2006

    Close to 8,500 acres were accepted in the 2006 Potato Acreage Buydown Program in Prince Edward Island, which had an application deadline of May 1. "We are very pleased with this level of support from growers," said Morley Wood, board chairman. "It shows that growers understand… Full Story »
  • June Potato Stocks Down 23 Percent from Last Year

    Jun 14, 2006

    The 13 major potato states held 40 million cwt. of potatoes in storage June 1, down 23 percent from last year and 13 percent below June 1, 2004, for comparable states, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Ohio and Pennsylvania were dropped from… Full Story »
  • Potato Cyst Nematode Traced to Single Idaho Field

    Jun 14, 2006

    Scientists looking for evidence of potato cyst nematode (PCN) in Idaho confirmed the presence of the pest in one eastern Idaho field. The confirmation was made June 13. The cysts were discovered in soil samples collected by the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)… Full Story »
  • Potato Blight Hotlines Open

    May 22, 2006

    Syngenta Crop Protection and five universities in key potato-growing regions have once again teamed up to bring the annual potato blight hotlines to growers, providing access to vital disease information. The toll-free blight hotlines offer users up-to-date information about current weather patterns, recommended control measures… Full Story »
  • May Potato Stocks Down 17 Percent from 2005

    May 16, 2006

    The 13 major potato states held 73 million cwt. of potatoes in storage May 1, down 17 percent from last year and 14 percent below May 1, 2004, for comparable states, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Ohio and Pennsylvania were dropped from the… Full Story »
  • Mexico, Japan Join Canada In Shipping Restrictions on Some U.S. Potatoes

    Apr 27, 2006

    Canada and Mexico have closed their doors to shipments of fresh Idaho potatoes, and Japan has stopped all fresh shipments of U.S. potatoes from entering the country after a potato cyst nematode was found on an eastern Idaho farm, according to the North American Potato… Full Story »
  • Canada Temporarily Suspends Potato Shipments from Idaho

    Apr 21, 2006

    The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has implemented a temporary prohibition on the import of all potatoes and soil from Idaho due to the detection of Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN). The prohibition is a science-based interim measure that will be reviewed as new information becomes… Full Story »
  • United, IFPA Announce Intent to Merge

    Apr 19, 2006

    The United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association (UFFVA) and the International Fresh-cut Produce Association (IFPA) announced Wednesday that they intend to merge, to be called United Fresh Produce Association upon completion of the merger. The board of directors of IFPA and UFFVA voted unanimously April 12… Full Story »

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