The Irving family has been growing potatoes in Aroostook County, Maine, since the early part of the 19th century. The Irvings are well-known for their quality spuds, but these days they’re becoming known for a specific up-and-coming variety – the Caribou russet.
Starting today, 125 potato industry members from across the US will be in Washington D.C. to address key issues like trade, research, nutrition and ag labor during the 2020 Potato D.C. Fly-In. National Potato Council CEO Kam Quarles says potato growers will get an update from Political Report analyst Charlie Cook.
It’s that time of year in Aberdeen when the pungent aroma of deep-fried french fries wafts through the hallways of the Marshall building on the campus of the University of Idaho’s Aberdeen Research & Extension Center, Bill Schaefer reports for Farm & Ranch.
Potato growers are learning it’s good to combine resources. Potato growers in the Pacific Northwest have discovered working together is more productive, especially when it comes to research that could potentially be good for the whole industry, Rick Worthington of AgInfo reports.
The Russian magazine Potato System reports regularly on potato processing and trade. “We also write about diseases and pests of potatoes, the development of breeding and seed production, new technologies, experiences and achievements on the best potato farms,” Editor Olga Maxaeva says.
George Moate company now offers potato growers 25% discount on its Triple Tillerstar bedformer machine
George Moate announced today that the company now offers its 3 bed Tillerstar bedformer machine at 25% off the list price. “The 3 Bed Tillerstar is the only way to create three beds for potatoes, root vegetables or salad crops in a single pass on unprepared land,” says Estevao Conde, Marketing Administrator at George Moate in the UK.
Hummingbird is very pleased to announce that the company has taken a first step towards the Eastern European market. Starting with Poland, Hummingbird signed a reseller agreement with ProGea SKY. ProGea will […]
PepsiCo Inc. plans to buy online snacks company Hangzhou Haomusi Food Co. — known as Be & Cheery — for $705 million from Haoxiangni Health Food Co. as the maker of Doritos and Lay’s potato chips expands in China.
The potato is one of the most important crops in Asia, contributing to the food security and incomes of millions of families. Asian farmers produced almost 196 million metric tons of potatoes in 2017—about half of the global harvest—and many of those potatoes were bred by scientists at the International Potato Center (CIP).
The World Potato Congress is extremely pleased to be offering its third webinar in 2020 on March 18, featuring Dr Leah Tsror. Dr Tsror is a Research Group Leader in the Department of Plant Pathology, Agricultural Research Organization, Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development in Israel.
Ever gone on vacation and forgot to ask someone to water the plants? They might just be screaming for water when you return – literally, screaming, in a register that you, as a human, simply can’t hear. This might sound like science fiction, but according to new evidence, it’s actually science fact.
Since the millennium rolled over 20 years ago, the pace of genetic discovery has only accelerated. Nobody could have predicted how far our technology would advance. Here are some things you might expect to see in 2020…
A poor potato farmer in the Andes is one of the few guardians responsible for sustaining biodiversity critical to humanity. This video tells the story of Julio Hancco 14,600ft above sea level in the Peruvian Andes. This film contrasts the humble life of a poor Peruvian farmer with the global significance of his traditions.
“Our third annual Potahto Week is officially happening, and we are so ready!,” say the organizers of the event, announcing that Winnipeg’s top restaurants will dish up unique and delicious dishes starring the ‘potahto‘ from February 21 through March 1, 2020.
With 10% of last year’s potato crop still in the ground in Northern Ireland, some farmers have recently rushed out in the good weather to try and salvage them – though they’ve […]
Farmers have been growing potatoes in Maine for generations. Lots of research goes into making sure those potatoes are at peak quality. WABI5 TV stopped by a potato taste testing at the University of Maine. Volunteers at the Sensory Evaluation Center were judging four different kinds of baked potatoes.