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Potatoes gain credibility for performance of Olympic athletes

Potatoes as a performance food are gaining notoriety during the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, with the newly released Olympian Menu and announcement that performance nutrition ...
2/20/2018

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Report: Global Potato Chips Market Forecast to 2022

The research study on the Global Potato Chips Market organizes the overall perspective of the Potato Chips industry. This incorporates upcoming flow of the Potato Chips market together ...
2/19/2018

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?Potato industry needs to present itself more confidently to consumers?, attendees at German event were told

On 6 February, the German Potato Trade Association welcomed around 500 guests from 16 countries to the traditional International Berlin Potato Evening. In his opening speech, DKHV ...
2/19/2018

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Chep pooled pallets gives Albert Bartlett environmental edge

Leading potato supplier, Albert Bartlett, is enjoying significant environmental savings within its supply chain thanks to the use of Chep?s pooled pallets. The Scottish potato company ...
2/18/2018

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Grower Webinar: Experts share crop nutrition tips for quality potato production

This free webinar with Scott Stuntz, managing editor of Spudman magazine, features YARA?s potato crop manager in North America, Jimmy Ridgway, and the director of agronomic services ...
2/18/2018

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Upcoming potato Conference in Canada to focus on several production issues

The 2018 Ontario Potato Conference & Trade Show in Canada will be held on March 6 at the Delta Hotel and Conference Center in Guelph. Several topics related to potato production issues ...
2/18/2018

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Potato growers rejoice as Indonesia extends Australian seed potato access

The Indonesian market beckons for Australian seed potato farmers, after market access to the South East Asian nation was extended. The deal paves the way for suppliers from Victoria ...
2/18/2018

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Simplot announces $460 million expansion of Canadian based operations

The Manitoba government and J.R. Simplot Company announced a major investment and expansion in the company?s Manitoba-based operations near Portage la Prairie. Premier Brian Pallister ...
2/15/2018

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New fungicide offers 10 day persistence for potato growers fighting blight

Brand new chemistry to tackle foliar and stem blight in UK and Irish potato crops has been approved. A fungicide called Zorvec Enicade made by DowDuPont has shown strong performance ...
2/15/2018

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Australia: Turning potatoes into a convenience food

When consumers started to look for more convenient foods traditional staples such as potatoes became less popular. The pasta and rice marketers designed attractive packaging and sold ...
2/14/2018

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British potato growers provided with improved tools to tackle PCN

The findings from on-farm trials could help combat a deadly potato disease that causes around 26 million worth of damage to crops in the UK each year. According to demonstrations ...
2/14/2018

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US: Two potato power houses join forces

Farm Fresh Direct (Monte Vista, CO) and Cal-Ore Produce (Tulelake, CA) have announced they are joining forces to continue to increase both their organic and conventional programs. ...
2/14/2018

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Europe: Potato DNA markers could keep potatoes in storage fresher for longer

EU-funded scientists have discovered genetic markers that could allow potatoes to be selected for their ability to be stored at low temperatures, keeping them fresh and avoiding the ...
2/14/2018

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Albert Bartlett potato producer receives 4m Scottish Government grant

UK-based potato producer Albert Bartlett has received a 4 million grant from the Scottish Government, which the brand will use to expand its product range and manufacturing capacity. ...
2/13/2018

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US: Potatoes, politics kick off conference

A year after predicting how the new Trump Administration might affect agriculture, National Potato Council Executive Vice President John Keeling was back to give an update on politics ...
2/13/2018

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Potato range a nod to growing convenience sector

The rise in the popularity of convenient and easy to prepare produce items continues to make its presence felt in supermarkets. One potato producer has recognized this trend and has ...
2/13/2018

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Forecasting tool named Product of the Year

Real-time ag technologies are here and now, and one of those is the R7 Field Forecasting Tool from WinField United in the US. ?The R7 Field Forecasting Tool uses high-powered modeling ...
2/8/2018

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New ?lady-friendly? crisps go down like a sack of potatoes?

Doritos has announced plans to create new, quieter crisps especially for women, that will be downsized in order to fit neatly into our handbags. The mind-boggling ?lady-friendly? creation, ...
2/8/2018

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Aviko doubles french fry capacity in China

Aviko is considerably increasing the processing capacity of its chip (french fry) factory in Chabei, China. The installation of a new processing line more than doubles capacity, and ...
2/8/2018

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Drones show promise spotting pests in potatoes

Recently, Donna Delparte, assistant professor in the Department of Geosciences at Idaho State University (ISU) in Pocatello, gave growers an update on the status of her work, specifically ...
2/7/2018

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McDonald?s french fries might cure hair loss, study finds

Researchers at Yokohama National University in Japan discovered that an ingredient in McDonald?s crispy potato recipe may help with hair regrowth, Refinery29 reports. The study found ...
2/7/2018

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US: Cost of potato production rise compared to 2017

Work from the University of Idaho shows that many of the inputs that figure into the cost of production rose over the last year. Extension Agricultural Economist Ben Eborn surveyed ...
2/7/2018

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Grower opinion: Instilling confidence for a successful British potato industry

Confidence throughout the supply chain is key to a sustainable potato industry, but how can growers, processors and packers ensure consistent productivity and regular investment in ...
2/6/2018

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Potatoes: Not only eat them, but also drink ?em?

In Ireland, Donegal continues to brew its reputation as one of Ireland?s top producers of fine alcoholic beverages, with a new gin set to be launched this weekend. Behind the new tipple ...
2/6/2018

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US: Potato CEO sees challenges and success with Trump

John Keeling has spoken about politics to agricultural crowds for 25 years, but he?s never seen a political climate quite like this. ?We?ve seen things over the last year that just ...
2/5/2018

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PepsiCo is developing women-only snacks because potato chips are so hard for girls

PepsiCo?s CEO Indra Nooyi has announced a turning point in the history snack foods. In an interview with Freakonomics, Nooyi revealed that the company would be launching lady snacks, ...
2/5/2018

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Researchers aim to improve accuracy of potato cyst nematode calculator

A team of Harper Adams University researchers, Dr Matthew Back, Dr Ivan Grove and Bill Watts, are working in collaboration with Leeds University and Barworth Agriculture to improve ...
2/5/2018

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Potatoes: The key to providing food for potential Martian colonists in the future?

Few can call themselves more of a potato enthusiast than the Weather Channel?s science editor, James Crugnale. He, like a growing number of spud science aficionados, believe the potato ...
2/5/2018

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Facebook reach increases 630 percent for Colorado Potatoes

A huge bump in Facebook likes for Colorado Potatoes during the 2017 calendar year has reinforced CP?s commitment to the social media giant for reaching current consumers and engaging ...
2/5/2018

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Presentation: ?The weird and wild world of physiological disorders?

This presentation by Dr Andy Robinson at North Dakota State University (NDSU) shows many physiological disorders of potatoes. These disorders can cause minor or major losses in tuber ...
2/2/2018

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Colorado potato beetle genome gives insight into major agricultural pest

The Colorado potato beetle is notorious for its role in starting the pesticide industry ? and for its ability to resist the insecticides developed to stop it. Managing the beetle costs ...
2/1/2018

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Award winning soil moisture meter said to be a ?must-have? for potato growers

Spectrum Technologies, Inc., based in Illinois in the US, brings soil measurement technology to potato farmers with the FieldScout TDR350. The TDR350 is a highly relevant tool every ...
2/1/2018

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Experts provide practical guidelines for fertilizer management in irrigated potato production

A comprehensive nutrient management program is no doubt essential for maintaining a healthy potato crop, optimizing tuber yield and quality, and minimizing undesirable impacts on the ...
2/1/2018

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US: Processing expansion impacts demand for Washington and Oregon spuds

Expansion in the processing industry will create new dynamics for Washington and Oregon potato production, the leader of Washington?s potato commission says. ?We have incredible growing ...
1/31/2018

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NFU Potato Forum wants to improve relations in British fresh produce sector

The NFU Potato Forum last month published a report, entitled Bridging the Gap, which looked at how relations can be improved in what is a vital area of the British fresh produce sector. ...
1/31/2018

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Canada: Upcoming pest management workshops for potato growers in Alberta province

To grow any crop successfully, you need to have a handle of what pests may be threatening that crop and how to identify them, whether it?s insects, diseases, or weeds. And potatoes ...
1/31/2018

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Company on cutting edge of protecting stored potatoes with ?humigator? technology

In 1985, Garry Isaacs invented a piece of equipment he called a humigator. He patented it and started a company in Blackfoot six years ago called Idaho Hydro Tech (IHT) to manufacture ...
1/30/2018

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US: Webinar ? Crop Nutrition for Quality Potato Production

Join Agronomist Steve Petrie and Jimmy Ridgway, Crop Manager-Potatoes Yara North America, for this free webinar as they share insights from extensive crop nutrition research and trials ...
1/30/2018

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North American potato experts share ideas on the importance of healthy seed

Spud Smart magazine gathered 5 expert opinions on why it?s important potato growers plant the best seed they can get their hands on. ?Seed is the cornerstone of potato production,? ...
1/30/2018

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Idaho potato company wants to bring more organic potatoes to market

Everything Potatoes, Inc. is the brain child of Sandy Bragg, president, and husband Jeff Bragg, vice president, whose mission is to offer a healthier potato option as far and wide ...
1/30/2018

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Cargill and AKV Langholt plan $22.5m potato starch facility in Denmark

Cargill and its Danish potato starch partner AKV Langholt will invest $22.5 million in a new potato starch production unit at their Langholt facility in Denmark. The potato starches ...
1/29/2018

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US: Potato prices strengthening

Tight supplies are pushing potato prices higher, but those better prices probably won?t last long. ?I think we are coming into a crunch time for potatoes,? said Bruce Huffaker with ...
1/29/2018

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Ireland: Farmer brothers extend massive deal with Tesco

Country Crest, the north Dublin-based family-owned agri-business, and Tesco Ireland have confirmed a further extension of its almost 20 year relationship until 2020. Owned by Gabriel ...
1/29/2018

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US: Zebra chip control costs potato growers nearly $11 million each year

According to a news report by Capital Press, zebra chip disease control costs farmers in major potato-growing areas in the US ? in particular the Northwest ? nearly $11 million each ...
1/28/2018

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British potato farmer aims to lead vodka revolution

Vodka is the latest example of farmers driven to drink as they seek to make more from their resources in the ground. Gin, beer and wine are already part of Yorkshire agriculture?s ...
1/28/2018

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10th World Potato Congress a tribute to Peru, the origin of modern-day potatoes

Potatoes were first taken out of Peru, their Andean region of origin, 458 years ago and introduced to the rest of the world, and then went on to feed the world, according to a news ...
1/28/2018

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Scientists create potato starch paint as petroleum-free alternative

Researchers in Germany have derived film formers for paint using potato starch. Although there has been numerous attempts to use ?organic? components as a base for paint, none have ...
1/26/2018

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Duravant to acquire sorting and conveying company Key Technology

Material handling and processing specialist Duravant announced today that it has agreed to acquire Key Technology. Key Technology?s potato processing equipment includes optical inspection ...
1/26/2018

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Project to improve forecasting of UK?s most damaging potato disease

A team of researchers aim to improve the accuracy of a calculator which is used as a forecasting tool for growers to predict potato cyst nematode (PCN). To help growers to formulate ...
1/25/2018

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South African potato grower reaching out for help with serious disease problems

Monique Vlok is a potato grower in the so called Sandveld region in the southwestern part of South Africa, not far from Cape Town. In her area, many potato growers are dealing with ...
1/25/2018

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