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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 »

Miller Research to host annual potato pest management seminar

Miller Research will hold its annual potato pest management seminar Thursday, January 31, 2019, at the Wilson Theater, 610 Fremont St., Rupert,... more »

Finely milled calcium product easier for potatoes to absorb

Oro Agri is introducing a new product designed to give potatoes readily available calcium during high-demand periods, such as tuber formation. Enco... 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 »

Gowan targets biological development with EcoFlora Agro acquisition

Gowan Company has created a new business unit dedicated to biological development and innovation. As part of this initiative, Gowan has purchased the ... more »

Valent’s Fierce MTX herbicide receives EPA approval

Valent U.S.A. has launched Fierce MTZ Herbicide — a stand-alone liquid formulation that combines the company’s leading herbicide, Fierce Herbici... more »

Key Technology introduces new software package for VERYX digital sorters

Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, introduced its enhanced FMAlert software for VERYX digital sorters. FMAlert... more »

Industry to tackle top issues in D.C.

Potato growers will soon make their annual trip to Washington, D.C. to meet with Congress, including newly elected members. The meeting’s location a... more »

Trade in 2019

Trade was uneasy for growers throughout the past year with the end of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in sight while growers tried to ... more »

Employer group seeks ’emergency relief’ from DOL’s Adverse Effective Wage Rates

In a filing made Jan. 7, the National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) asked the federal District Court for the District of Columbia to enjo... more »


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