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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.
NPC Launches New 'Eye on Potatoes' Podcast

Launched at the Potato Expo: The 'Eye on Potatoes' Podcast

January 15, 2020
Kicking off the 12th annual Potato Expo, held Jan 14-15 in Las Vegas, the National Potato Council announced the launch of its new podcast, 'Eye on Potatoes'. The podcast in available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.
Online tool to detect blackleg disease in potato using DNA testing has widespread application

Online tool to detect blackleg disease in potato using DNA testing has widespread application

December 05, 2019
Scientists have developed a user-friendly online tool called Uniqprimer, which quickly and automatically designs species-specific DNA tags (also known as primers) for detecting pathogens such as Dickeya dianthicola using DNA testing.
Turning potatoes into plant sensors for the US Military

Turning potatoes into plant sensors for the US Military

October 04, 2018
Researchers with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will lead a new DARPA program of $7.5 million to use potato plants as a new, revolutionary sensor platform to detect environmental threats to deployed troops and civilians.
Fate North Carolina Sweet Potato Crop after Florence still a question mark

Fate North Carolina Sweet Potato Crop after Hurricane Florence still uncertain

September 23, 2018
The problem for North Carolina’s sweet potato farmers is knowing whether the drenching rains unleashed by hurricane Florence will have the same effect as being inundated by a flooded pond or creek. Some sweet potato fields received as much as 30 inches.
Early maturing potato cultivars identified successfully using ground-penetrating radar by Texas A&M Agrilife

Early maturing potato cultivars can be identified using ground-penetrating radar, finds Texas A&M Agrilife

August 17, 2017
Dirk Hays,Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant geneticist: “With Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), we can image the size of the tubers and get a correlation to the actual physical size of the potato without harvesting them. Potatoes are a dream for Ground Penetrating Radar.”
Quick and early disease detection by drones with hyperspectral camera

Quick and early disease detection by drones with hyperspectral camera

January 27, 2016
Idaho State University researchers have found high-tech cameras mounted on drones flying 60 meters above potato fields can effectively detect individual diseased and stressed plants.
 Drone Oregon State University

Drone Technology may assist Potato growers

April 09, 2013
Agricultural researchers of the Oregon State University will begin testing two small, remote-controlled aircraft this month, flying them over potato fields in the Hermiston area in trials that may help farmers use water, fertilizer and pesticides more ...

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