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Potato News from Washington

 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. The enhancements improve sanitation and ease of maintenance while improving product quality.
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.
Key Technology Expands Global Service and Support
Key Technology announces the expansion of its global customer service and support.
Potato consumption Western Australia grows
Potato growers in Western Australia have invested heavily in a potato marketing program aimed at stopping the decline in consumption per capita of fresh potatoes.
Matthew Blua (Courtesy: Matthew Blua)
The Washington State Potato Commission has hired a new director of industry outreach, Matthew Blua
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Tentative agreement US West Coast Ports - but effects may last
Columbia Basin potato processors slowed down during the West Coast port impasse, making fewer potatoes into french fries, hash browns and other potato products shipped around the world.