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  • Shunping Ding receives NPC academic scholarship

    Aug 10, 2015

    The National Potato Council (NPC) has awarded Shunping Ding, a Ph.D. student in plant pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, its 2015-16 academic scholarship. The $10,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate student with an emphasis in research that can benefit the potato industry.… Full Story »
  • BioSafe Systems announces new summer giveaway

    Aug 6, 2015

    BioSafe Systems announced a new giveaway program that runs through the end of September. The company wants to know where in the world their products are being used and they need your help. Submit a photo of a BioSafe product at your location or an invoice… Full Story »
  • EPA proposes stronger rules for certified applicators of RUPs

    Aug 6, 2015

    The EPA has proposed to revise the certification of pesticide applicators rule. The proposal would require more training and stronger certification standards for pesticide applicators who apply restricted-use pesticides (RUPs). The EPA proposal would require all RUP applicators to be at least 18 years old.… Full Story »
  • United Fresh Produce Association applauds introduction of Senate water relief act

    Jul 31, 2015

    United Fresh Produce Association strongly supports the introduction of the California Emergency Drought Relief Act, S. 1894, by Senators Feinstein and Boxer of California, which falls on the heels of recently passed legislation by the U.S. House of Representatives, The Western Water and American Food Security… Full Story »
  • Novogene partners with CIP

    Jul 29, 2015

    The International Potato Center (CIP) and Novogene Bioinformatics Technology announced a partnership to advance potato genome research it was announced at the 9th World Potato Congress in Beijing. CIP is custodian of the world’s largest potato gene bank and Novogene has the largest illumina-based sequencing… Full Story »
  • MPB presents Young Farmer of the Year and Farm Family of the Year awards

    Jul 28, 2015

    At its annual meeting, the Maine Potato Board (MPB) recognized Robbie Irving, left, of Caribou as the 2015 Young Farmer of the Year, and John and Tom Qualey, below, of Three Oak Farms in Sherman as the 2015 Farm Family of the Year. Held in… Full Story »
  • Report: U.S. honeybee colonies hit a 20-year high

    Jul 28, 2015

    Honeybees have been all over the news in recent years, and the news hasn’t been good. Report after report has been released documenting colony declines. But Christopher Ingraham, a journalist for The Washington Post, has painted a different honeybee picture. He says that it’s time to call… Full Story »
  • Indiana reports late blight in potato fields

    Jul 28, 2015

    A potato field and tomato field in Lagrange County, Indiana, have been reported with late blight over the weekend (July 25-26, 2015).  The tomato field has now been treated. The genotype is US23 - A1 mating type and Ridomil sensitive. This information is important to Michigan… Full Story »
  • NPC: Increased funding for potato breeding research

    Jul 27, 2015

    Last week at the request of Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), and other Senators the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $2 million dollars for the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) potato breeding research program. This is a $650,000 increase from the last fiscal year. The… Full Story »
  • NPC releases 2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook

    Jul 27, 2015

    National Potato Council (NPC) announced that the "2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook" - a resource for growers, industry members, academics, and policy makers - has either already arrived or will be arriving in mailboxes within the next couple of days. In addition to the most recent data on… Full Story »

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