Production

PAA: Potato prices as affected by the yearly potato quantity produced 

Potato prices received by growers are largely determined by the quantity of potatoes produced each year. Potato growers make individual decisions on t... more »

Potato exports rally in April

U.S. exports of frozen potato products increased 8 percent in volume and 9 percent in value in April 2018 compared to April 2017, according to numbe... more »

Indonesia opened to U.S. fresh potatoes

On June 5, the U.S. and Indonesia reached a market access agreement that will allow U.S. fresh potatoes to be exported to Indonesia under a defined se... more »

Mexico files retaliatory tariffs on frozen fries

The Mexican government has imposed retaliatory tariffs on multiple U.S. products including frozen fries. This action results in an immediate tariff in... more »

How a grower explored new irrigation ideas

Ryan Christensen’s family developed a nine-hole golf course on 35 acres of unproductive farmland mostly to provide a community service. Yet indir... more »

New FieldNET modem will support 4G LTE

Lindsay Corporation will now include 4G LTE functionality in its FieldNET technology. The new cellular Category M1 (Cat-M1) modem has been certifi... more »

Rain Bird rolls out new XLR series water jets

Designed for long range applications, like irrigating potato fields, Rain Bird has released three models in its new XLR series with multiple nozzles t... more »

Late blight look-alike spotted in southern US

Jean Ristaino, a professor at North Carolina State University with emphasis in research on Phytophthora infestans, provided University of Wisconsin-Ma... more »

First potato psyllid of the season found in Idaho

One potato psyllid was collected on a sticky trap in potato in Canyon County. On June 1, Pacific Northwest Pest Alert Network reported that the ... more »

BioSafe Systems introduces new biological fungicide

BioSafe Systems has released PVent Biological Fungicide through a partnership between BioSafe and Lallemand Plant Care. Due to its active ingredien... more »


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