Storage

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 »

New option emerges for rot control in potato storage

Wisconsin spud growers dealt with heavy rainfall and extreme heat at harvest during both of the past two growing seasons, which usually equates to dis... more »

USDA grants awarded for Colorado specialty crops including potatoes

Twelve grants totaling over $600,000 have been awarded through the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s 2017 Specialty Crops Program, two of which d... 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 »

New lab to study potato genetics to prevent losses while in storage

When most people think of potatoes, the word research does not usually follow. But with their Mr. Potato head mascot watching over the lab, the Univer... more »

Western Growers seeks startups for $30,000 scholarship

The application period for Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT) Scholarship Program is now open. The scholarship program pro... more »

FDA updates manufactured food regulatory standards

The FDA has issued revised food safety standards for state regulatory programs that oversee food facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold f... more »

SIMBA barcode system helps potato shippers

Dynamic Systems has launched a barcode-based system for potato processors. The SIMBA Potato System provides up-to-the-minute accurate inventory, bo... more »

Potato storage research advances

Researchers in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin, Madison conduct potato storage research to assess new var... more »

Loans available for portable farm storage

USDA will provide a new financing option to help farmers purchase portable storage and handling equipment. Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val... more »


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