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Lean and mean: Potatoes a part of the top five diets in the US

Side Delights shared data from the recently released U.S. News and World Report 2018 Best Diets rankings report, with the top five focusing on vegetables, including potatoes. The top ...
5/22/2018

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New print magazine for the international potato industry announced: Global Potato News

Folks, some remarkable news: I can announce that a new print magazine aimed at the international potato industry will be launched later this year ? Global Potato News. I will function ...
5/22/2018

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Irish farmers use glasshouses to deliver on potato deal with Aldi

Kilkenny farmers in Ireland used glasshouses to deliver new season potatoes to Aldi on time as part of a huge ?70m deal with the retailer. Aldi today announced it will sell ?24 million ...
5/22/2018

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New electronic potato coming to your fields to help monitor crop development

The future of the potato sector could include the classification of potato production with a smartphone, while receiving information on soil temperature, humidity and CO2 levels in ...
5/22/2018

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Media campaigns helps British potato sales recover

Potato sales have recovered in past three years, thanks in part to industry marketing efforts, according to the AHDB. Following declining price and sales in the UK potato market, AHDB ...
5/21/2018

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New Potato Blight app offers new weapon against potato disease

North Dakota and western Minnesota potato growers have an improved tool to fight a dangerous crop disease. The North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network, or NDAWN, has launched its ...
5/21/2018

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Belgapom reacts to a potential fries boycott by Russia

There might be a Russian boycott on European fries. In response, Romain Cools said closing the borders is purely a form of protectionism. He is from Belgapom, the Belgian potato trade ...
5/21/2018

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Idaho dome manufacturer building potato structures across the world

In 1967, Barry South and his brothers David and Randy came up with an idea for a business that changed the shape of potato cellars for some eastern Idaho growers ? they wanted to construct ...
5/19/2018

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Preparation for Potato Europe 2018 well underway

Preparations for this year?s PotatoEurope exhibition are progressing well, with planting now complete at the event venue, Rittergut Bockerode farm, near Springe-Mittelrode in Lower ...
5/18/2018

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Ecuador: Potato producers request more controls to avoid smuggling

The imports of potatoes from Peru and Colombia harms producers of the Tungurahua Tisaleo canton. Many merchants in this important collection center are being affected by the products ...
5/18/2018

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First it was too wet ? now it?s too dry for Jersey potato growers?

A LITTLE over a month ago farmers in Jersey were unable to plant crops as the land was waterlogged? but the recent dry spell has brought its own set of problems. The lack of rain, ...
5/18/2018

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Potato areas on the rise in North West Europe

Despite low prices this season, potato areas are on the rise in North West Europe in 2018. The NEPG (North-western European Potato Growers) estimates that the top 5 producing countries ...
5/17/2018

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Peru: Biodegradable bags that can also be used as food

Around the same time that the Ministry of Environment announced its intention to gradually ban the use of plastic bags, information has emerged that researchers are working to make ...
5/17/2018

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Canadian Potato Truck Pull event seeks to top $106,000 for cancer care

In 2015, Canadian couple Jamie and Amy Smart decided to throw together a fundraiser for the Cancer Care Manitoba Foundation to help others in the midst of their battle with the disease. ...
5/17/2018

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Record year for Potato Lover?s Month contest

A grand total of 5,266 retail displays nationwide flew the flag for Idaho potatoes in this year?s Potato Lover?s Month Display Contest ? the most entrants ever in the competition?s ...
5/17/2018

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US: Skyline stays the course for 2018 potato program

Expecting the 2017 storage crop to run well into the summer, Skyline Potato General Manager Les Alderete said in late April demand was good and prices have held steady so far in 2018. ...
5/11/2018

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Grimme opens potato equipment production plant in China

Franz, Christine und Christoph Grimme recently inaugurated the modern Grimme plant in Tianjin, China. With an investment in excess of ‎? 13 million (USD 15.7 million) GRIMME ...
5/11/2018

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Potato storage builders offer exclusive advice

What factors can help potato improve storage conditions and reducing loss as much as possible? Potato Business Digital spoke with specialists from Tolsma and Agrovent to find out. ...
5/11/2018

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Late blight: Specialist warns US growers to be on lookout for genotype US-8

According to Amanda J. Gevens, Associate Professor & Extension Vegetable Plant Pathologist, UW-Madison, http://usablight.org is again up and running for 2018 in an effort to support ...
5/10/2018

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Alberta poised to topple Prince Edward Island as Canada?s spud king

At the moment, Alberta province is processing more spuds than ever before. Last year, potato production in this province reached a record 907,184 tons. ?We?ve seen potato production ...
5/10/2018

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UK: Guidance on reduced fluazinam sensitivity in late blight populations

In July 2017, AHDB notified its blight network about reports of the spread of EU_37_A2, a strain of blight first discovered in the Netherlands in 2013 which has shown reduced sensitivity ...
5/10/2018

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More potatoes expected to be planted in Northwestern Europe despite low prices

Despite low prices during this campaign, it?s expected more potatoes will be planted for the harvest of 2018 in Northwestern Europe. The NEPG, or North-West European Potato Growers, ...
5/10/2018

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Mahindra & Mahindra joins McCain Foods and Monsanto Growth Ventures as strategic partners in Canadian Resson

Resson, a predictive analytics company for the agricultural industry, announced a $14 million financing deal that welcomed Mahindra & Mahindra as a strategic partner, joining existing ...
5/9/2018

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Mouth sensor can measure the salt in every potato chip you eat

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have invented a flexible electronic sensor that can be embedded in a dental retainer for real-time monitoring of sodium intake. The ...
5/9/2018

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German potato packing firms fined for price fixing

Bundeskartellamt, the German competition authority, imposed fines totalling Euro 13.2m on Hans-Willi Buhmer Verpackung und Vertrieb GmbH Co. KG and Kartoffel-Kuhn GmbH. Andreas Mundt, ...
5/9/2018

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European potato sector concludes successful Europatat Congress

Last Friday 4 May, the European potato community gathered in Brussels for the Europatat Congress 2018. Under the slogan ?Potatoes: a healthy, sustainable and responsible sector?, the ...
5/9/2018

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US: Monte Vista Potato Growers continues steady growth curve

With 2018?s crop being planted in late April and 2017 potatoes running until the end of July, Monte Vista Potato Growers near Monte Vista continues to expand in volume and in shipments, ...
5/9/2018

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PepsiCo to introduce Australian deli potato chips to US consumers

PepsiCo is set to bring the Australian potato chip brand Red Rock Deli to the US for the first time. The US Red Rock Deli brand will join PepsiCo?s Frito-Lay division, and the brand?s ...
5/8/2018

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Australia: Autumn surveillance round for tomato potato psyllid complete

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development in West Australia has wrapped up autumn surveillance for the tomato potato psyllid (TPP), with no detections of a damaging ...
5/8/2018

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Potato beetle resistance brewing in Canada

The battle against Colorado potato beetle is becoming more difficult every season. It?s not a new problem. As early as 2014, producer groups were already warning that Colorado potato ...
5/8/2018

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Sped-up spuds to fit modern, busy, on-the-go lifestyles

Tasteful Selections LLC, a specialty potato brand consisting of family growers from California, Nevada, and Arizona, aims to contemporize potatoes to fit modern, busy, on-the-go lifestyles. ...
5/8/2018

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Why one nutritionist calls potatoes nature?s diet pill

Nutritionist JJ Virgin and Dr. Oz in the US reveal what science says about spuds and why the humble tater isn?t as bad as you may think. While we have been taught for so long that ...
5/8/2018

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UK: AHDB looking to expand Knowledge Exhange team

AHDB is expanding its arable team and has created new Knowledge Exchange (KE) and Knowledge Transfer (KT) roles. If you are passionate about arable farming and would enjoy working ...
4/2/2018

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Funeral potatoes are not as grim as they sound?

Walmart has been advertising to my friend Terry in his Facebook feed. He showed me screenshots of the ads. They were all strange but the first one was particularly odd, one neither ...
4/2/2018

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Washington Potato Commission searching for ?early adopters? of alternative farming

The Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC) is looking for growers who are embracing alternative methods. ?How can we enhance pest control and potato production while decreasing ...
4/2/2018

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Dutch company Farm Frites to build $165m potato processing facility in Kazakhstan

It is reported from Kazakhstan that Dutch based Farm Frites will open a potato processing facility in the Almaty region of the country in 2019. Kazakhstan?s investment promotion com...
4/2/2018

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Unmanned: Drones and robots working together to target weeds

It sounds like a futuristic farming scene, but researchers in central Europe are working on developing an autonomous farming system where drones and robots work together to control ...
3/31/2018

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Old foe on the attack: British growers warned against new, aggressive fungicide-resistant late blight strain

Potato growers in Britain are being warned to change their blight control strategies this season to combat the spread of an aggressive fungicide-resistant strain of the disease which ...
3/31/2018

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Video: Why your controlled release fertilizer didn?t work as expected

In this video, Nelson Gonzalez, Territory / Key Account Manager at ICL, discusses the top 10 reasons your controlled release fertilizer may not have performed as you expected. Fertilizer ...
3/31/2018

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Injury prone: What dicamba damage does to potatoes, and how to fight it

?We have been gathering data to determine what effect dicamba has on seed tubers and potato plants,? according to Andy Robinson, extension research potato agronomist with North Dakota ...
3/30/2018

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New biofumigant crop mix: Turning up the heat on potato cyst nematode

A new summer-sown biofumigant plant mix that offers improved suppression of potato cyst nematode, compared with autumn-sown, overwintered varieties, is being launched this season by ...
3/30/2018

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European organizations looking to find alternative markets for surplus potatoes

The organisations UNPT (National Union of Potato Producers, France), ABS (Algemeen Boerensyndicaat, Flanders) and FWA (Walloon Federation of Agriculture, Belgium) launched a project ...
3/30/2018

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?Global potato demand up, US market share for frozen products down,? says CEO

Worldwide consumption of potatoes is increasing, according to Blair Richardson, chief executive officer of Potatoes USA. ?We?re seeing a reversal of the downward trend in global potato-product ...
3/30/2018

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Large organic potato and vegetable project for APH Group in Russia

APH Group with its headquarters in the Netherlands recently concluded a multi-million Euro contract with a Russian enterprise to deliver machines and installations for the organic ...
3/28/2018

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Canadian potato growers encouraged to participate in Zebra Chip and psyllid monitoring project

The Zebra Chip and Potato Psyllid Survey and Monitoring project in Canada is to survey fields for populations of the potato psyllid, and test captured potato psyllids and symptomatic ...
3/27/2018

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Far more toxic than glyphosate: Copper sulfate, used by organic and conventional farmers, cruises to European reauthorization

Recently, the European Union decided to reauthorize the fungicide copper sulfate, a popular pesticide among organic farmers that has a more toxic rap sheet than glyphosate. Copper ...
3/27/2018

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British potato processing company making food safety a priority

The potato processing firm at the centre of a major product recall in Britain in 2015 has ?radically changed its thinking? and now makes food safety ?the priority in all of its decision-making?, ...
3/27/2018

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US retail shows surprising russet gains; ?mini? potatoes keep climbing in sales

Reversing recent market share erosion, potato category leader fresh russet potatoes showed modest volume gains in July through December. From the middle of 2014 to the middle of 2017, ...
3/27/2018

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Sneaky disease: Potato seed infected with Dickeya, the ?new blackleg? in Canada

Potato seed infected late in the season with Dickeya (?new blackleg? in Canada) usually does not show symptoms in the field before harvest nor in seed storages, experts say. This is ...
3/25/2018

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Biostimulants: ?Feeding a plant additional amino acid acts like a vitamin drink?

There?s no denying that crop protection is becoming an increasing concern for arable growers. From glyphosate to neonicotinoids many crucial controls have come up against scrutiny ...
3/25/2018

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