potatoes

Idaho Potato Commission adds regional promotion director

Matt Zapczynski is the Idaho Potato Commission's (IPC) new retail promotion director for the Northeast/Midwest. The Philadelphia native says his food industry career started by accident during college in Pennsylvania when he took a part-time... more »

Sym-Agro fungicide approved for use on potato crops

The EPA has approved the expanded use of Sym-Agro's Instill Bactericide & Fungicide to include potato and other crops. Instill is now registered for use on potatoes, hazelnuts and sugar beets for the management of... more »

Michigan potatoes generate $2.5B within the state

A new report authored by Michigan State University economists found that the potato industry generates $2.5 billion each year to the state’s gross domestic product. That includes almost $1.5 billion in direct economic activity stemming... more »

Idaho Potato Conference provides industry updates

University of Idaho Extension will present the 56th Annual Idaho Potato Conference & Trade Show Jan. 17-18, in the Pond Student Union Building on the campus of Idaho State University, Pocatello. The conference covers a... more »

Patrick Mills joins Idaho Potato Commission in retail

With more than 25 years of produce industry experience under his belt, Patrick Mills has joined the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) as retail promotion director for the West/Canada following the retirement of Kent Beesley. “I’ve... more »

Michigan Vegetable Council honors Main Farms, Rebecca Grumet

The Michigan Vegetable Council has chosen Main Farms, Six Lakes, as the recipient of the Master Farmer Award and Dr. Rebecca Grumet as the Master Farmer Associate Award honoree for 2023. The Main family and... more »

Kendall Hill, North Carolina sweet potato leader, dies

Robert Kendall Hill, a North Carolina sweet potato and vegetable leader, has died. He was 83. Hill, who died Aug. 21, was co-owner of Kinston, North Carolina-based Tull Hill Farms, which grows sweet potatoes, lettuce... more »

MSU studies potato early die complex

Growing up on her family’s farm in Rancagua, Chile, Marisol Quintanilla became an astute observer of nature. She took note of the plants, insects and other flora and fauna essential to life on the farm,... more »

Beating the heat: kelp-based fertilizer helps stem yield losses

The record-breaking heat this summer has focused attention on measures to stay cool and safe, especially for those who work outside in agriculture and other industries. Heat can also adversely affect the crops those workers... more »

USDA annual survey seeks info from potato processors

Potato producers and agribusinesses are encouraged to respond to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service annual potato processing survey. The results of the survey will be used to establish final USDA statistics about the 2022... more »

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