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  • Idaho late blight continues to spread

    Aug 26, 2014

    Two fields with late blight in Idaho’s Fremont County have been confirmed. This brings the total number of Idaho counties reporting late blight to five, Madison, Bingham, Bonneville and Power counties being the others.             Jeff Miller, president and CEO of Miller Research, recommends protecting… Full Story »
  • Trimble launches new applications

    Aug 26, 2014

    Trimble has launched two new applications, Connected Farm Field and Connected Farm Advisor, which work together in its Connected Farm web-based management program.             Connected Farm Field is a field data management tool for the farmer and Connected Farm Advisor is a field data management… Full Story »
  • Late blight continues to spread across eastern Idaho

    Aug 20, 2014

    Late blight continues to move across eastern Idaho potato fields. The first confirmation of late blight was in Bingham County on August 12. Since then, late blight has been confirmed in Bonneville County, Power County and Madison County. Phil Nolte, University of Idaho, Idaho Falls… Full Story »
  • Late blight found in Idaho

    Aug 12, 2014

    Late blight was positively identified on a leaf sample brought to the University of Idaho’s Idaho Falls Research and Extension lab. The leaf sample came from Bingham County. Call the University of Idaho’s late blight hotline at 1-800-791-7195 for more information. Watch this space for updates and further information.
  • McCain to close PEI processing plant

    Aug 11, 2014

    McCain Foods (Canada) announced that it will close its french fry facility in Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island (PEI) on October 31, 2014. A shift in demand for french fries from North America to other regions, the impact of the stronger Canadian dollar during the past… Full Story »
  • CPS, PMA, WGA partner to produce Ag Water report

    Aug 11, 2014

    To help the industry evaluate and consider several years’ worth of scientific research findings, Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and Western Growers Association (WGA) have partnered with the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) to deliver a report focused on agricultural water and its impact on food… Full Story »
  • Russia to ban all U.S. agricultural imports

    Aug 7, 2014

    Retaliating for U.S. sanctions over Ukraine, Russia will ban or limit all American agricultural products for up to a year, a Kremlin official said Wednesday. All fruits and vegetables from the European Union will also be locked out, the country's agricultural and veterinary watchdog told RIA Novosti.… Full Story »
  • Jensen to lead PAA

    Aug 6, 2014

    The Potato Association of America (PAA) installed its executive officers for 2014-2015 in Spokane, Washington during its annual meeting. They are: Andy Jensen, president; Loretta Mikitzel, president-elect; Mike Thornton, vice-president; and Nora Olsen, past president. Amy Charkowski and Susie Thompson were elected to join Samuel… Full Story »
  • Ellips opens U.S. office

    Aug 4, 2014

    Ellips, based in Eindhoven, Netherlands, has opened Ellips USA with headquarters in Yakima, Washington. Ellips provides hardware add-ons and software for grading and sorting machinery for a variety of fruits and vegetables, including potatoes. For more information, email John Albert or call him at 206-915-4962.
  • Idaho psyllid test positive for liberibacter

    Jul 24, 2014

    The first psyllid to test positive for liberibacter (Lso), the bacterium that causes zebra chip disease, has been confirmed. The psyllid was collected from a yellow sticky card in a potato field from Canyon County, in western Idaho. Idaho field tests results are available here.

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