Production

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 al... more »

Canadian researchers try to reduce nitrogen loss and greenhouse gas emissions

A team at the University of Alberta is looking at ways to reduce nitrogen fertilizer loss to boost yields and reduce contributions of greenhouse gases... more »

Webcast helps growers manage corky ringspot

In its latest video aimed at helping growers, the Plant Management Network has released a presentation by Michigan State University professor of nemat... more »

Japan allows import of Idaho chipping potatoes after 11 years

The Japanese government has lifted an import ban on Idaho potatoes after confirming a lowered risk of pest invasion, according to Japan Today (JT). ... more »

Vanmark rebrands, launches new website

Vanmark, a commercial potato and produce processing equipment manufacturer, recently rebranded and unveiled a new website (screenshot above). The rebr... more »

Harvest conditions prompt Idaho Potato Commission to warn of blackspot bruise

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is advising growers that an unusually warm harvest season may lead tubers to be especially susceptible to bruising. ... more »

U.S. potato exports set new record highs

Increases for nearly all products, especially seed potatoes, have led US potato exports to their highest levels in both value and volume of products, ... more »

Late blight found in Michigan’s Montcalm County

Late blight was found in potato crops near Edmore, McBride and Vestaburg, Michigan, in Montcalm County Aug. 22, by ABC Consultants scouts. Initial gen... more »

Valley Irrigation introduces X-Tec Center Drive

Valley Irrigation introduces a new center drive. The X-Tec advanced DC drive motor uses FastPass technology and operates up to twice the speed of a st... more »

2017 PotatoEurope show to present practical knowledge

The theme of the 2017 edition of PotatoEurope is “Potatoes feed/meet the world.” The event will be Sept. 13-14 in Emeloord, The Netherlands. Po... more »


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