February 4
Fungicide OxiDate 5.0 approved for use in California

OxiDate 5.0 is registered to treat and control plant pathogens on a wide variety of crops, including potatoes.

February 3
Washington-Oregon Potato Conference draws record attendance

According to the Washington State Potato Commission, 2,178 people attended the event, which took place Jan. 21-23 in Kennewick, Washington.

January 31
Fries made with new University of Maine potato varieties have less acrylamide

The University of Maine potato breeding program’s AF4296‐3 and Easton varieties had less acrylamide when fried, although they don’t turn golden but white.

January 30
Potato processing provider Vanmark adds technical sales role

Vanmark, an industrial potato and produce processing equipment manufacturer, has added Jack Grote in a newly created technical sales role.

Senninger Irriation Sennodebt controller

January 30
Senninger Irrigation’s new battery-operated controller available in February

Using a smartphone app, the controller allows growers to program and operate their irrigation systems from up to 50 feet away.

January 29
Trump signs USMCA into law, move lauded by National Potato Council

The agreement is expected to stabilize the U.S. potato export markets of Canada and Mexico by both eliminating the threat of retaliatory tariffs.

January 28
Kobe Bryant and the Big Idaho Potato Truck

How NBA legend Kobe Bryant, who died Jan. 26, helped shape the course of one of the Idaho Potato Commission’s biggest marketing tools.

January 27
Nutrien pledges $10 million to Colorado State for research center

This $10 million gift will fund state-of-the-art research and teaching initiatives on campus and provide scholarship support to CSU students.

January 24
EPA moves to replace WOTUS with new Navigable Waters Protection Rule

The National Potato Council applauded the EPA’s new Navigable Waters Protection Rule, saying it provides increased clarity on the farmers’ responsibilities.

January 23
Deere & Company announces four ag startups for collaborator program

John Deere has announced the companies that will be part of the 2020 cohort of the Startup Collaborator program in its Intelligent Solutions Group.

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