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Idaho Potato Conference goes virtual this year

Idaho Potato Conference goes virtual this year

January 10, 2021
Given the unusual times of a global pandemic, the Idaho Potato Conference shifted from the annual in-person conference held in Pocatello to three days of virtual presentations.
Sensor can help save 500 million gallons of water and 250,000 gallons of gasoline across 10,000 acres of farmland

Soiltech has expanded the functionality of its soil moisture sensor with temperature, humidity, location and impacts

December 30, 2020
Enabled by AT&T’s nationwide, highly secure LTE-M cellular network, the Soiltech Sensor precisely records and transmits data for soil moisture, temperature, humidity, location and impacts that may create bruising while crops are being grown, transported, and stored.
Estimate of Canadian Potato Production December 4, 2020

2020 Potato Production in Canada: a slight drop overall, but huge changes by province

December 14, 2020
Potato Production in Canada for the year 2020, is estimated at 104,203,000 hundredweight. This is down 1.4 million hundredweight or 1.3 percent below de production in 2019.
Winter cover crop research yields positive results for environment

Winter cover crop research yields positive results for environment

December 08, 2020
In humid climates, there is a high risk of topsoil loss from erosion on bare soil as well as nitrogen from fertilizers leaking or leaching from the soil into water sources, which can cause groundwater pollution.
Supported by potato industry stakeholders, Washington State University expands research on soil health

Supported by potato industry stakeholders, Washington State University expands research on soil health

November 13, 2020
Launching new research in support of Washington potato growers, Washington State University is partnering with industry leaders to study healthier, more sustainable, and productive soils.
Canadian Potato Crop and Harvest Update October 26, 2020

Canadian Potato Crop and Harvest Update October 26, 2020

October 27, 2020
Potato harvest in Canada is complete in most provinces with the exception of Quebec, according to this final crop report of the season prepared by the United Potato Growers of Canada
Drought dries up potato harvest revenue in New Brunswick

Drought dries up potato harvest revenue in New Brunswick

October 15, 2020
With the harvest season underway, the impact of summer's drought-like conditions is being unearthed in New Brunswick. Due to a lack of rainfall during the growing season, potato farmers say their yields are down significantly for fall 2020.
Maine, US: Drought shrinks Aroostook County potato yields

Maine, US: Drought shrinks Aroostook County potato yields

October 15, 2020
This year’s potato harvest was met with an unrelenting drought that diminished crops and tied up water resources for Aroostook County, Maine farmers.
The Lingít K'úntsx' variety has been grown by coastal Tlingit for over 200 years

Carcross/Tagish First Nation Harvest Heirloom Potato Crop

September 29, 2020
The smallest potato from the Carcross/Tagish First Nation garden harvest this year was the size of a pea. The spud might be tiny, but its ancestors travelled a long way to get here. The Lingít K'úntsx', or Tlingit potato, has been grown in Alaska for over 200 years.
Pilot project could make growing potatoes cheaper, more accessible in the North

Pilot project could make growing potatoes cheaper, more accessible in the North

September 23, 2020
Northern Farm Training Institute will test a range of potato varieties to see which do best in Northern Canada. This pilot project could approved earlier this month could improve food security.

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