News

November 9
Long potato numbers up in Idaho, down slightly in Oregon, Washington

A recent survey shows numbers of long potatoes weighing at least 10 ounces are up in Idaho, but down slightly in Oregon and Washington. The numbers stem from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Northwest Regional Field Office’s 2018 Potato Object... more


November 9
Michigan potato crop expected to see small uptick

Michigan’s 2018 potato crop is projected to see a small uptick, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Great Lakes Regional Office. The USDA projects Michigan’s crop to come in at 17.39 million hundredweight (cwt), which is a 1.0 perc... more


November 8
National Potato Council’s support of Salad Bars to Schools brings healthier lunches to Virginia school system

On Nov. 8, the National Potato Council and United Fresh Start Foundation joined students, teachers and school administrators at Lemon Road Elementary School in Falls Church, Virginia, for a “Celebration of Potatoes” lunchtime event. Kindergarten ... more


November 8
Wisconsin potato crop facing 12 percent decline after wet year

It’s been a wet year for many parts of the eastern United States, where numerous regions are approaching record precipitation numbers. One state that’s experienced a much higher-than-normal amount of snow and rainfall is Wisconsin, the third-l... more


November 8
Pringles releases three Thanksgiving-themed potato crisp flavors

Pringles debuted a line of Thanksgiving-themed crisps last year, and this year, the company packaged them together in a Thanksgiving dinner collection. [caption id="attachment_11764" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo credit: Corey Waldron, Ada... more


November 7
Fertilizer use, water quality targeted in California grants

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) has awarded over $1.1 million in grant funds to agricultural organizations and universities. These grants will fund six projects that will i... more


November 7
French grower finding success with seaweed-based fertilizer

Seaweed is proving to be an alternative fertilizing aid for farmers, including some potato growers. Farmers Guardian, a UK-based agriculture-focused publication, recently highlighted Olmix, which specializes in algae-based products. It included a ... more


November 5
Reinke’s new Advanced Plus puts irrigation control into touchscreen control panel

Reinke’s new RPM Advanced Plus is a main control panel that combines multiple controls with use of a touchscreen. Advanced Plus makes controlling pivots easier while offering enhanced options without the need to upgrade to the Preferred Panel. T... more


November 5
Soil health symposium coming from Washington State University

Registration is open for Washington State University’s upcoming “Building Soils for Better Potato Crops” symposium. The two-day event is scheduled for Dec. 5-6, 2018 at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake in central Washington. Day one ... more


October 31
Senninger welcomes new vice president of global sales

Senninger Irrigation has appointed Adam Skolnik as vice president of global sales. Skolnik is a former president of the Irrigation Association and brings more than 40 years of irrigation experience to the Senninger/Hunter Industries family of comp... more



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