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August 23
Spudman’s Spudwomen series of articles finalist for Folio award

Spudman and its sister publications are celebrating today after several of the magazines were honored. Great American Media Services’ Agriculture Group, which includes Spudman magazine, was named a finalist in six categories of the 2019 Folio E... more


August 22
US potato exports reach $1.827 billion for 2018-19

U.S. potato exports once again reached a record value and volume for the July 2018-June 2019 marketing year (MY19), according to reports compiled by Potatoes USA. The total value of exports was $1,827 million, up 1% from the previous marketing... more


August 22
Late blight confirmed in Minidoka County, Idaho

Late blight was confirmed in southwestern Minidoka County, Idaho, on Aug. 19. It was reported by the Rupert-based Miller Research. Late blight can spread quickly, especially when thundershowers are present, the report stated. Growers in south-cent... more


August 22
Study: Starch from potatoes healthier than others

Potatoes have received a bad rap in recent decades for being full of starch and carbs. Nutrition knowledge has come a long way during that time and has shown that potatoes are good sources of numerous vitamins and nutrients, such as Vitamin C and pot... more


August 21
Farm Service Agency to offer paperless payment options for farm loans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) is expanding its payment options to now accept debit cards and Automated Clearing House (ACH) debit. These paperless payment options enable FSA customers to pay farm loan payment... more


August 20
Bayer-developed Requiem Prime to be distributed by Certis USA

Growers have added access Requiem insecticide products to control sucking pests across several crops and will now benefit from distribution of the latest product — Requiem Prime — through Certis USA, a manufacturer and distributor of biopesticid... more


August 19
National Potato Council’s Kam Quarles shares update on trade negotiations

National Potato Council CEO Kam Quarles shares an update on trade issues facing the U.S. potato industry, including efforts on getting fresh potatoes into Japan and Mexico and chip potatoes into China. ... more


August 19
4R practices for fertilizer management in potatoes

Phosphorus is a key nutrient for the development of the potato plant and tubers. The status of P in the plant, deficient or sufficient, is closely related to yield. With the high value of a potato crop and the influence of proper phosphorus nutrition... more


August 19
Using linear bed feet for calculating fertigation

Soil test recommendations usually assume fertilizer is spread evenly across a field. However, with plasticulture and fertigation, growers can direct nutrients more efficiently. Headlands and drive alleys are typically not fertilized after plants are ... more


August 19
5 ways to decrease fertilizer use

Commercial organic and synthetic nitrogen fertilizer helps feed around half of the world’s population. While excessive fertilizer use poses environmental and public health risks, many developing nations lack access to it, leading to food insecurity... more



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