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Potato News from Washington

The Smith's Snackfood Company is to close its Western Australian chips plant i
Smith's Snackfood Company said it will close the its chip manufacturing plant in Canning Vale (Western Australia) next year.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
VERYX™ an All-New Digital Sorting Platform by Key Technology
Key Technology introduces an all-new digital sorting platform: VERYX™
Key Technology Appoints Randy Unterseher as Senior Director of Aftermarket for North America and the Intercontinental Region
Key Technology announces the appointment of Randy Unterseher to the position of Senior Director of Aftermarket for North America and the Intercontinental region, which includes Latin America, Asia Pacific and Australia/New Zealand.
TOMRA Common User Interface (CUI), already implemented in the Halo and Field Potato Sorter
TOMRA’s Common User Interface (CUI) - already applied in the Halo and the Field Potato Sorter - received this year´s International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) at a gala ceremony in Seattle, US, on the 22nd August.
 Focus on Potato Webcast Addresses Fungicide Resistance
The latest Focus on Potato webcast, titled “Best Management Tactics and Fungicide Resistance in Early Blight and Brown Spot” highlights the importance of measures to mitigate fungicide resistance, particularly when applied and repeatedly used on a single site.
Potato field in Washington (Courtesy: Norm Nelson Inc. / The Packer)
Fresh-market potato growers in Washington and Oregon may not know what their 2015-16 crop will look like until they start harvesting, which should be a week or two earlier than usual.
Key Technology Introduces Sanitation Enhancements to Rotary Sizing and Grading Systems
Key Technology introduces its enhanced Rotary Sizing and Grading Systems, which includes its popular Sliver Sizer Remover, Precision Size Grader and Rotary Size Grader.
Key Technology announces Fiscal 2015 Q2 Financial Results
Key Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTEC) announced today sales and operating results for its fiscal 2015 second quarter, ended March 31, 2015.
Key Technology Launches New Mobile-Friendly Website
Key Technology announces the launch of its redesigned corporate website at www.key.net.
Colin Barnett, premier of Western Australia
The Premier of Western Australia, Colin Bartlett, reportedly told The West Australian that it was time for rules that dictated the varieties, quantities and price of potatoes grown in Western Australia - and the Potato Marketing Corporation - to go.