News

September 28
Reinke introduces remote management tool

Reinke has introduced the RC10, a remote monitoring device designed to provide advanced control options for improved irrigation management and better overall water management. [caption id="attachment_10573" align="alignright" width="179"] RC10[/ca... more


September 26
GPS guidance upgrade available for Zimmatic 9500L

Lindsay has introduced a new GPS Guidance option for the Zimmatic 9500L in order to give growers precise and maintenance-free lateral tracking. “This exciting new product gives growers the ability to navigate their Zimmatic lateral systems with ... more


September 25
Potatoes USA calls for communication on upcoming research efforts

Ahead of the USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) publishing its fiscal year 2018 request for pre-applications, two industry leaders are calling for those in the research community to publish their plans to seek funding from the SCRI. In... more


September 25
Valley Irrigation shares tips for evaluating center pivot systems

As growers prepare and work on harvest, many will also look at how well their center pivot irrigation systems are working. On its blog, Valley Irrigation wrote that checking for wear or failures in the devices and checking pressures and flows against... more


September 22
Live streaming to debut at POTATO EXPO 2018

POTATO EXPO  will launch a live streaming network covering POTATO EXPO 2018, called The Eye. Reporters for the service will cover the show floor and conduct in-depth interviews at The Eye booth #636. All interviews, as well as highlights from the th... more


September 21
FDA offers free training for Sanitary Transportation Rule

The FDA has announced a set of free online training tools for ground-based food transporters. These new training modules are intended to help carriers meet the requirements of the FDA’s Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food Rule (Sanita... more


September 21
Late start leads to a strong finish for 2017 growing season

{Sponsored} By the time you read this, potato harvest across the U.S. will be nearing its end. In the coming weeks, we will hear about industry successes and shortcomings while hoping for impressive qualities and yields. Growers will soon begin ma... more


September 20
Tong releases reversing sensors for Caretaker mobile grader

Tong's Caretaker mobile grader is now available with a new option of trailer reversing sensors, making  it easier to load the grader's hopper. Designed to provide operators with the hopper loading version of parking sensors, the new trailer rever... more


September 20
Long term trends, weather might keep russet market healthy

  Growers in Idaho and Washington report that wet weather this spring, combined with multiple factors that have inspired growers to explore alternative varieties, could mean lower levels of russet production this year. “Our situation was... more


September 20
IPC appoints first female commissioner

At the 2017 Idaho Grower Shippers Association meeting in Sun Valley, Idaho, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) announced the appointment of Mary Hasenoehrl of Gross Farms (pictured above), the first female to represent potato growers. Randy Hardy of H... more



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