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Potato LEAF Awards 2022-23 Scholarship to Paige Hickman

Potato LEAF Awards 2022-23 Scholarship to Paige Hickman

August 14, 2022
The Potato Leadership, Education, and Advancement Foundation (Potato LEAF) awards its 2022-23 Academic Scholarship to Paige Hickman, a Ph.D. student at University of Idaho, studying plant-parasitic nematodes, insect pests, and diseases of potato.
Fresh debut for the Amazables! Microwaveable potatoes.

NNZ and Fresh Solutions Network debut Amazables microwaveable potato

August 10, 2022
The Amazables! microwaveable potatoes were introduced by NNZ Inc. and Fresh Solutions Network/Basin Gold Cooperative at the International Fresh Produce Association’s Foodservice Conference on July 28-29 in Monterey, California.
Nathan Bender assumes role of President at Tasteful Selections.

Nathan Bender assumes role of President at Tasteful Selections

August 08, 2022
Nathan Bender, a 16-year agribusiness veteran and co-founder of baby potato category leader Tasteful Selections, has assumed the role of President at the organization he helped establish in 2010.
Wada Farms grows its specialty potato program, manages a tight russet supply

Wada Farms grows its specialty potato program, manages a tight russet supply

August 07, 2022
Wada Farms Marketing Group is growing its specialty potato program, including red, yellow and fingerling potatoes, says Kevin Stanger, president of the Idaho Falls, Idaho-based company.
Maine’s foremost potato expert is bringing his expertise around the world

Maine’s foremost potato expert is bringing his expertise around the world

August 06, 2022
Maine — Potato farmers depend on Steve Johnson. At least they did for 34 years. Now Johnson, who retired on June 30, is taking his expertise to other parts of the world.
How can we improve soil health in potato cropping systems?

How can we improve soil health in potato cropping systems?

August 02, 2022
Minimizing soil disturbance is one of the key tenets promoted to build soil health in agricultural systems. Many farmers across the country have adopted reduced and no-till systems to build soil carbon, a central component to healthy soils.
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Potatoes from southern Colorado could soon be shipped to Mexico.

Potatoes from southern Colorado could soon be shipped to Mexico

July 27, 2022
U.S. farmers started shipping fresh potatoes into the Mexican interior in May, about 20 years after an initial deal was signed between the two countries.
Soiltech Wireless Completes USD 2.5M Funding Round to Increase Product Velocity and Advance Stability

Soiltech Wireless - provider of an affordable soil moisture sensor - completes USD 2.5M Funding Round

July 23, 2022
Soiltech Wireless, a leader in remote crop monitoring and traceability from farm to transport and storage, has completed its seed funding round of USD 2.5 million. Homegrown Capital was the leader in this round along with Great North Ventures
Latest CNH industrial investment reinforces the global leadership of Case IH in crop protection equipment.

Case IH acquires spray booms specialist to strengthen its crop protection equipment portfolio

July 19, 2022
CNH Industrial has acquired Specialty Enterprises LLC (Specialty), North America’s largest manufacturer of premium aluminium spray booms for agricultural applications. Specialty, which operates one manufacturing facility.
Seeding the future: Students gain summer experience working MSU seed potato program.

Students gain experience working in MSU's seed potato program

July 16, 2022
Students in tank tops with sunscreen-dotted noses walked down the rows of a potato field, frequently bending over to pluck leaves for sample boxes headed to the MSU potato lab.

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