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3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Black rot of sweetpotato has historically been a very significant disease of sweetpotato in the United States, but it has not been a major problem in more recent years due to the use of better management practices. Find out more on this disease and its control from this NC Extension Plant Pathology article.

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3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
A group of Idaho seed potato growers sees opportunity to establish a new market in Algeria, where the nation is working to become more self-sufficient with its food production. Read more on the opportunity from this Capital Press article.

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3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Despite their close familiarity with the slimy pests, farmers in Oregon's Willamette Valley continue to be baffled by slugs. Read more on the mystery behind slugs from this Capital Press article.

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3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Scientists are developing a genetically modified "super spud" free of fungal diseases and other pest problems, as well as being potentially healthier than conventionally grown potatoes. Field trials are expected to be announced in June after the general election because of the public sensitivity of the research, which is expected to be vociferously opposed by anti-GM campaigners.

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3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
It was 1930 and the Great Depression was just settling in when two immigrant cousins from Sicily-Peter Cipriano and Cross Moceri-began frying potato chips at home and peddling them around Detroit for a nickel a bag. Read more on the history of Better Made potato chips from this La Prensa articles.

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3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
United Potato Growers and codefendant United Potato Growers of Idaho are accused of bribing, threatening and coercing independent growers who resist membership in the cartel. Read more on the billions at stake in the antitrust case from this Courthouse News Service.

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3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Scientists at the Future Farming Centre and Lincoln University say field trials of the mesh cover is showing exciting results in controlling the tomato potato psyllid as well as reducing potato blight. Read more on the mesh cover from this Radio New Zealand News article.

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3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Very tight supplies on 70 ct and larger. Distributors need to stay ahead and order earlier than usual if their orders call for larger sizes. Shippers have raised their prices in order to slow demand for the 70 ct and larger. Smaller sizes are readily available. There is an enormous price difference between large and smaller sizes.

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3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Parliamentary Secretary Gerald Keddy, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, along with Member of Parliament Mike Allen, announced an investment of $1.83 million in a Canadian-led international research effort to give potato farmers a technological edge in predicting and preventing yield losses in their fields and in storage. Find out more on the investment from this Potato Pro article.

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3/25/2015 12:00:00 AM
Wireworm is on the minds of P.E.I. potato farmers. According to the P.E.I. Potato Board, the pest costs the industry at least $6 million per year. Read more on the need for an aggressive strategy from this CBC News story.

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