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Column: Famous Idaho Potato Bowl boasts more than two decades of classic games

For more than two decades college football teams have been traveling to Boise to play their hearts out at the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (FIPB), which, ... more »

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Drones to have a place in agriculture, but hype machine has slowed

The premise that drones will change the landscape of agriculture has been around for several years now. As recently as 2016, the MIT Technology Review... more »

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Cultivar Corner: Mackinaw shows resistance to PVY, late blight

Mackinaw (MSX540-4) Parentage: Saginaw Chipper x Lamoka Developers: Michigan State University and MSU AgBioResearch Plant Variety Protection: ... more »

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Brexit uncertainty has UK potato growers concerned

(Editor's Note: This story is part of a new Spudman feature called Global Perspectives by Melanie Epp. It will focus on the world potato industry and ... more »

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Drip, VRI, drones among advancements in irrigation

Water availability and water quality make up what is a two-headed monster facing growers around the world, particularly in the Pacific Northwest. I... more »

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Making progress on pale cyst nematode infestation in Idaho

For the past decade, pale cyst nematode (PCN) has been an unwelcome topic for potato growers. While the destructive parasites aren’t eradicated i... more »

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Seed Acreage Report: Lamoka, Clearwater continue rising

Reported certified potato seed acreage in the United States fell by 6.7 percent in 2018, with several of the top cultivars seeing a corresponding dip ... more »

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Gene editing could aid against potato oxidization, disease resistance

Since its introduction in 2015, CRISPR-Cas 9 has taken the scientific world by storm. Gene editing has allowed potato breeders to tackle major prod... more »

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Stoddard Farms more than just free fries, clever T-shirts

Drive to Stoddard Farms on any summer or autumn day and you’ll find a packed parking lot and throngs of people holding fresh, hot french fries. T... more »

Potato Industry: Tariffs, transportation, soil health top list of issues

Tariffs were a major story for the global economy in 2018 and the potato industry did not escape their effects. China and Mexico — two of the la... more »


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