August 7
Wisconsin governor signs two laws backed by potato industry

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Aug. signed two bills into law that were supported by the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association. Senate Bill 20 requires that the treatment of late blight of potatoes, when ordered by the Department ... more

August 7

In the February 2017 issue of Spudman, a detail about the use of Ridomil Gold SL fungicide was incorrect. The story stated that the product is labeled for control of early blight when in fact it is not. Refer to the label for use instructions and che... more

August 2
United Fresh selects senior director of nutrition policy

United Fresh Produce Association has hired Mollie Van Lieu as senior director of nutrition policy. Van Lieu joins the association following the retirement of long-time nutrition policy leader Lorelei DiSogra. Van Lieu is currently senior associate... more

August 2
USDA funds $4.6 million for nanotechnology research work

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded 13 grants totaling $4.6 million for research on the next generation of agricultural technologies and systems to meet the growing demand for food, fuel and fiber. The grants are fu... more

August 1
Snyder’s-Lance to close Florida chips plant

Snack foods maker Snyder's-Lance, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, is closing its chips plant in Perry, Florida, as part of a performance transition plan. The plant is expected to close by the end of September. This decision is intended to enable... more

August 1
Webinar to focus on ways to enhance growth, yield

Potato plants grow and mature in significantly different ways than most seed-grown cereals and fruiting crops, requiring growers to utilize management practices that complement the plant's unique development. The Plant Management Network (PMN) has... more

July 26
Torro offset harvester to debut at Potato Europe 2017

Dewulf has expanded its product range with a new 2-row trailed offset harvester with bunker that has been named Torro. The harvester is a compact, light offset harvester that "guarantees maximum product quality and combines harvesting capacity with m... more

July 25
CNH Industrial, Trimble enable data sharing

Trimble and CNH Industrial are enabling wireless connectivity between Trimble Ag Software, Case IH Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) Connect and New Holland Precision Land Management (PLM) Connect telematics platforms in North America. The collaboration... more

July 24
Washington growers vote to continue marketing order

Potato producers in Washington voted to continue their federal marketing order program. The Washington potato marketing order provides authority for grade, size, quality, maturity and container regulations. The State of Washington Potato Committee lo... more

July 20
Lindsay Corporation names new president and CEO

Timothy Hassinger has been appointed president and chief executive officer (CEO) and a member of the board of directors of Lindsay Corporation, which manufactures and markets irrigation equipment. The appointments are effective Oct. 16. Hassinger wil... more

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