Production

Retail potato sales value up for marketing year

Sales were up for the July 2017–June 2018 marketing year as compared to the previous 52 weeks. That’s according to numbers from research firm IRI.... more »

Hot on the Trail

  Because potatoes have to be cooked before people consume them, the industry maybe wasn’t as quick to embrace traceability technology and p... more »

Threat Assessment

When zebra chip burst onto the scene in the U.S. in the 2000s, it came as a nasty surprise for many growers and cost producers millions of dollars. A ... more »

Understanding soil microbes could boost yields

Soil is sometimes considered the last knowledge frontier because so little is known about the microbial and fungal communities that live within it. Wh... more »

Court rules against EPA on chlorpyrifos

A three-judge panel from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) recent action to maintain th... more »

Researchers study effects of Calcium Chloride, Calcium Nitrate

In potato production, calcium nutrients can be applied in the form of calcium chloride or calcium nitrate. In this regard, application of calcium nutr... more »

Farmers for Free Trade roll out $800k campaign against tariffs

The advocacy group Farmers for Free Trade has purchased $800,000 worth of advertising that began hitting the airwaves Aug. 8. The bip... more »

Calcium’s role in potato quality, production

Calcium plays an important role in the growth and development of plants. Cell membrane health is very crucial to the survival and health of the plant ... more »

Plants use calcium to send internal warning of attacking aphids

Scientists at the John Innes Centre have discovered how plants send internal warning signals in response to an attack by aphids. They found that wh... more »

Sentera expands use of Gimbaled Quad Sensor

Sentera’s Quad sensor is now available in an integrated gimbal-stabilized package for DJI Inspire and Matrice drones. Featuring four fully-customiza... more »


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