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Brazil imposes anti-dumping duty on frozen potato from Germany, Belgium, France and The Netherlands

Last week the Brazilian Government has decided to impose an anti-dumping duty on frozen potatoes imported from Germany, Belgium, France and The Netherlands. Brazil is an important ...
2/27/2017

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China: First batch of US seed potatoes to arrive in Jining next month

The office for Inspection and Quarantine in Jining city (Shandong province), recently handled papers regarding the import of seed potatoes for a local agricultural company. The formalities ...
2/27/2017

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Increase of potato acreage in Western and Central Europe

Motivated by the high prices recorded in the previous season, the acreage devoted to potatoes in Western Europe and some countries in Central and Eastern Europe has increased. In the ...
2/27/2017

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Canada: New products available for potato growers in 2017

Aprovia fungicide is a new alternative for the control of verticillium wilt. Aprovia Top fungicide combines difenoconazole (FRAC Group 3) with Solatenol (FRAC Group 7) in order to ...
2/25/2017

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New tool could mean faster tests for Zebra chip disease

A new portable diagnostic tool for identifying the devastating zebra chip disease may bring faster and more accurate results to stem its spread, according to New Zealand scientists. ...
2/25/2017

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Argentina: Entry of Brazilian potatoes causes concern

The National Federation of Potato Producers (Fenapp), which has been affected by the climate and other factors that may have undermined the crop?s development throughout the country, ...
2/25/2017

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Eastern States ban imports from Western Australia after pest found

After the discovery of a destructive pest known as the tomato potato psyllid at a Perth farm, Eastern States banned the import of produce from Western Australia in order to quarantine ...
2/25/2017

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India: Potato growers urge government to waive loans

After claiming to have suffered huge losses after the governments demonetisation move, the Jalandhar potato growers? association (JPGA) on Monday threatened to throw their crops in ...
2/24/2017

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Australia: Potato prices ease as supply recovers thanks to ?close to perfect? summer conditions

Flooding in South Australia, western Victoria, Tasmania and southern New South Wales delayed plantings and damaged crops last year. The subsequent national supply shortage caused potatoes ...
2/24/2017

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This spud?s for you ? a look at Colorado?s potato history

Baked. Fried. Mashed. How have you been enjoying your potatoes? Each month, the Colorado Department of Agriculture highlights a product in the state, and it chose February to be Potato ...
2/24/2017

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US: Interpreting post-harvest test results

Seed certification is a quality control program that consists of a number of components intended to ensure that specified quality standards are met. One of the more important of these ...
2/24/2017

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UK: PCN picture looks better with ICM approach

Norfolk potato grower, Pete Legge, believes he has finally got a handle on PCN control, with a switch to Nemathorin in combination with a comprehensive ICM agronomy programme that ...
2/23/2017

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Research: Potatoes wild with calcium

Have you ever cut into a potato to find a dark spot or hollow part? Early research shows that these defects are likely the result of calcium deficiencies in the potato ? and that tuber ...
2/23/2017

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New disease crosses the Atlantic

Soon after their spuds were planted in 2014, some growers in the northeastern United States knew they had a problem. Much of the crop didn?t even emerge. Growers were looking at stands ...
2/23/2017

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US: Growers see yield benefits with V+M Solution

Nematodes and diseases can wreak havoc on the most promising of potato crops. A focus on nematode control to increase root health is one way to keep potatoes healthy all season long, ...
2/23/2017

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Canada: Approvia label expanded to include major potato diseases

Syngenta Canada Inc. has announced the expansion of the Aprovia fungicide label to include additional soil-borne diseases affecting potato production, including Verticillium wilt, ...
2/23/2017

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The ins and outs of potato storage

Post-harvest potato storage expert Todd Forbush of Techmark Inc. in Lansing, Mich., says quality potato storage requires just two things: quality storage facilities and quality potatoes ...
2/23/2017

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Improving soil testing accuracy and speed with laser technology

A Canadian company based in the province of Quebec, Logiag Inc., recently received government funding to commercialize a laser-based soil analysis system that replaces the more traditional ...
2/23/2017

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Fast-food potato fries come with ecological impacts

The popularity of Russet Burbank potatoes in North America, grown to meet demand for fast-food french fries, is said to have an ecological impact because their long growing season ...
2/23/2017

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Despite good yields, Punjab potato growers stare at losses

Despite a bumper crop, potato farmers in Punjab are staring at big losses. They have been hit as big- and middle-level traders are not coming to markets to strike the deals. The prices ...
2/20/2017

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UK: Potato grower Isle of Ely Produce enters pre pack market

Cambridgeshire potato grower Isle of Ely Produce has launched a new brand aimed at foodservice and catering suppliers to mark its entrance into the pre pack market. Named Oliver?s, ...
2/20/2017

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The ?Truth? about McDonald?s burger and fries

People may deny it, but there are times when you really crave a McDonald?s burger, fries, or at least a Shamrock Shake. We all know that fast food isn?t really good for you, even if ...
2/20/2017

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After strong growth, South African potato exports down 18%

South Africa is self-sufficient in potatoes. 2015 was an exceptionally good year with a harvest of 250 million 10kg bags, which fell to 214 million 10kg bags in 2016 due to drought ...
2/20/2017

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