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Potato Farmers reminded to consider safety during the potato harvesting season
Potato Farmers are reminded to consider safety during harvest, since incidents during the potato harvesting season remain a common cause of serious and fatal injury.
Only a matter of time before the potato psyllid arrives in East Australia, says researcher
Raylea Rowbottom, a researcher of the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture says it's inevitable that the potato psyllid, a destructive insect that has threatened tomato and potato crops in Western Australia will make it to the east coast.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Inspecting the harvested potatoes as they are loaded for transport to the packing plant
The spring weather in Oregon may not have been ideal, but potato farmer Tony Amstad, owner of Amstad Farms, is still pleasantly surprised with the size and quality of his early season potatoes.
Mccain Foods recognises Lakeside Farms as Champion Grower
Lakeside Farms Ltd. of Greenfield was named the 2016-2017 McCain Champion Potato Grower for Florenceville-Bristol, NB during the 44th Annual McCain Growers’ Banquet held August 23 at the Northern Carleton Civic Centre.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Pakistan proposes National Potato Institute; Seed potato import reduced by 50 percent
Pakistan has reduced the import of potato seeds by 50 per cent as a result of strong public-private partnership in locally-certified potato production through planning and technical assistance.
Monday, September 4, 2017
Potato field in bloom in the Netherland, with windmill in the background
The pressure on the Dutch table potato market is increasing, according to Kees Bijl from the potato trading, sorting and packing company Bijl Aardappelen in Sint-Annaland.
Cornell University to receive 400k for update of nematode research facilities
In a visit to the Nematode Quarantine laboratory at Cornell University last Friday, US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, announced a commitment of $400,000 from the USDA for the upgrades to the facilities and equipment.
Increasing reports of widespread scab as United Kingdom potato harvest progresses
As the potato harvest in the United Kingdom progresses, there are increasing reports of widespread scab.