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6/28/2016 12:00:00 AM
Rex Calloway of Quincy was elected chairman of the Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC) during its annual meeting. Calloway succeeds Mike Dodds as chairman, and will begin his term on July 1. Read more on other members of the committee from this Spudman article.

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6/28/2016 12:00:00 AM
Heavy rain pounded the northern Red River Valley on the morning of June 17th causing additional damage to crops on fields that were already saturated. Wind and hail also caused some damage but excessive rain will be the big story when crop losses are tallied up in the coming weeks.

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6/28/2016 12:00:00 AM
Potato tuberworm moths were found in traps at 42 percent of the fields monitored by Washington State University. Find out more on trap catches, monitoring, and management from this Spudman article.

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6/28/2016 12:00:00 AM
We now have all potatoes in WI at 50% emergence or greater and are generating forecast values for all potatoes. So be sure to check out DSV and P-day accumulations from this Vegetable Crop Update.

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6/28/2016 12:00:00 AM
The striped blister beetle is usually recognized as a potential toxic contaminant in alfalfa in mid-July, but potatoes and tomatoes are also high on its food list. A swarm of them recently defoliated potatoes and then turned to tomatoes in a Graves County garden. Read more on the pest from this Kentucky Pest News article.

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6/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
All of the psyllids collected last week tested negative for Lso, the bacterium that causes zebra chip. Potato psyllids were collected the week of June 24 on sticky traps in potato in the following counties: Malheur (OR) (1 field), Payette (2 fields), Owyhee (1 field), Canyon (10 fields), Ada (1 field), Jerome (1 field), Twin Falls (1 field), and Minidoka (1 field). This is the first psyllid captures this year in Minidoka County. Read more on the catches from this Pacific Northwest Pest Alert.

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6/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
Closed refrigerated display cases can save on retail energy costs and better preserve the quality of fresh-cut packs. Find out more on these valuable research findings from this Packer report.

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6/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
Potato breeders at Oregon State University are hot on the trail of a microscopic parasite lurking in farms across the Columbia Basin. Read more on their work to make certain potatoes resistant to root-knot nematodes from this Potato Grower article.

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6/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
Packaging technologies can only work with good refrigeration at every link of the chain - starting at the farm. Read more on storage techniques from this Vegetable Grower News article.

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6/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
Schools across the country are using Smarter Lunchroom tactics to encourage kids to make healthier choices. Find out more on the tactics and how they work from this Packer report.

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