February 2020

Column: Moving agriculture transportation into 21st century

As we move through the first quarter of 2020, NPC and our Potato D.C. Fly-In (Feb. 24-27) attendees are taking our priority issues up to Capitol Hill with the goal of creating a better working environ... more

Column: Potato industry pushes ahead in fight against acrylamide

In the years following acrylamide’s infamous rise to fame — helped along by a lawsuit leveled against four fry and chip makers — the industry has risen to the challenge and made substantial head... more

Cultivar Corner: AAC Hamer good for fresh white market, suitable for chipping

Parentage: AC87340-2 x ND2008-2 Developers: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Marketed by Parkland Potato Varieties | Agrico (www.parklandseedpotatoes.com) Overview: AAC Hamer is a mid-season ... more

Spudman announces honorees of first potato industry Dream Team

There are many roles within the potato industry. Grower. Packer. Truck driver. Researcher. Crop protection specialist. Salesperson. Just like with a football or baseball team, each person doing his... more
Potato Plants in Field

Study shows placement of fumigant metam sodium key to effectiveness

Decades of proven results show that the widely used soil fumigant metam sodium is a reliable tool for suppressing weeds, diseases and nematodes. But recent field studies reveal new findings about t... more

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