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9/9/2014 12:00:00 AM
No new late blight has been reported in ND, MN or MB the past week. The only confirmed late blight this season was in central MN in processing potatoes, and that was late in the season; fungicides applied and fields killed to reduce late blight spread and severity. Read more disease news from this September 8th edition of Blightline.

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9/5/2014 12:00:00 AM
The U.S. potato industry has set a record for a second consecutive marketing year for the value of its foreign exports, according to recently released numbers. Read more details on the numbers from this Capital Press story.

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9/5/2014 12:00:00 AM
A man who raised more than $55,000 to make potato salad is partnering with the Idaho Potato Commission. Read more on the partnership from this Capital Press article.

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9/5/2014 12:00:00 AM
The proximity to market, demand and a track record for producing quality produce has served as a catalyst for Michigan's potato industry. Read more on the potato industry in the state from this Capital Press article.

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9/5/2014 12:00:00 AM
For many growers the threat of late blight may be past. However, if late blight is present in your area and you still have green vines, then fungicide applications should continue. The attached bulletin discusses fungicides which are effective against late blight. Miller Research offers tips for managing and preventing late blight, which has made its presence felt in Idaho this season.

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9/3/2014 12:00:00 AM
Continuing strong export sales of U.S. fresh fruits and vegetables to Canada and Mexico will help boost 2014-15 horticultural exports to record levels, a new U.S. Department of Agriculture report predicts. Read more on exports from this Packer article.

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9/3/2014 12:00:00 AM
Chip potato markets are quiet. Chip plants are getting all of the potatoes that they need on contract. They are showing little interest in open market purchases. Read more on potato markets from this full commentary by Bruce Huffaker at the link below.

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9/2/2014 12:00:00 AM
Late blight has been reported in Benton County, MN, in commercial potatoes and been moving into additional fields in this area as a result of rains, high dew points, and cool weather. Growers in central MN should be scouting fields, applying fungicides to reduce tuber infection and killing fields to prevent further movement.

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9/2/2014 12:00:00 AM
Using funding from two grants received this year, University of Texas at Tyler is working to stop the spread of zebra chip. Funded by the Zebra Chip Specialty Crop Research Initiative, biology professor Dr. Blake Bextine is working on a management plan to save the potatoes. Read more on the disease from this Potato Grower article.

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9/2/2014 12:00:00 AM
The Idaho Potato Commission has had a successful year of promoting Idaho potatoes with lots more in the works for the coming year-including the return of its iconic giant potato truck. Read more from the President from this Potato Grower article.

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