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Featured potato products

Seed Treatments

CruiserMaxx® Potato: Pairs a liquid insecticide and fungicide with an exclusive drying agent

CruiserMaxx® Potato Extreme: Combines three modes of action with an exclusive drying agent for complete protection

Herbicides

Boundary® 6.5 EC: Provides early-season grass and broadleaf weed control with resistance management

Reglone®: Protects harvest quality for optimal yield by eliminating troublesome vines and weeds

Insecticides

Agri-Mek® SC: Serves as the standard for psyllid and Colorado potato beetle control

Besiege®: Provides rapid knockdown and long-lasting residual control of key insect pests

Fulfill®: Suppresses psyllids and offers extended aphid protection

Fungicides

Elatus®: Dual modes of action for comprehensive soil-borne disease control

Orondis®: Provides outstanding control of foliar diseases caused by Oomycete fungi

Quadris®: Delivers excellent root and tuber protection in-furrow

Quadris Top®: Provides a robust combination of two powerful active ingredients

Ridomil Gold® SL: Offers systemic activity to protect potatoes from soil and foliar yield robbing diseases

Stadium™: Protects yield and quality from silver scurf and Fusarium dry rot during storage

 

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CruiserMaxx Potato Extreme

CruiserMaxx Potato Extreme combines a liquid seed treatment with an insecticide, two fungicides and a drying agent, offering growers advanced protection and increased yield.

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News

Washington State potatoes net state $7.42B annually
The Washington potato industry contributes $7.42 billion to the state's economy, a recent study from the Washington State Potato Commission finds. The study was conducted for the commission by Washington State University's IMPACT Center. The study examined the economic output from the state's potato farming, frozen potato processing, fresh packed potatoes, dehydrated potato products and potato chip manufacturing sectors. "I knew potatoes were a big thing in Washington State - we grow them big and they have a big economic impact," said Chris Voigt, executive director of the commission. But Voigt said the figures were higher than he expected....Learn more »
Scientists X-ray potato chips in attempt to make them more delicious
In a study conducted by Tanjila Alam and Pawan S. Takhar from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the scientists cut russet potatoes into tiny 45-millimeter diameter, 1.65-millimeter thick disks and then deep fried them in soybean oil. The potato samples were fried in 190 degrees Celsius oil for 0, 20, 40, 60, or 80 seconds. After that, the fried potatoes were subjected to X-ray micro-computed tomography, which creates a micro 3D image of the sample without destroying it. The idea here, is to see how frying the potato affects its porosity, the twistiness ("tortuosity") of the paths connecting the pores, and how much oil the chip takes in, which eventually could help us make better fried foods....Learn more »
Ron Offutt: International potato success
International farmer and businessman, Ron Offutt contributes his success to strong partnerships, finding marketplace voids and focusing on customer satisfaction. "What has been a key to our success has been looking for a void in the marketplace and finding a way to fill that void," said Offutt on the final day of Manitoba Potato Production Days on January 28 in Brandon. From his family potato farm, Offutt has created a lucrative farm enterprise both domestically and internationally. Offutt founded Emeritus, which today is the United States' largest producer of potatoes and holds farm operations in nine states, which total 190,000 acres, and includes a 34,000-acre, 25,000-cow dairy operation. As his business grew, he began to diversify into food-processing and retail equipment....Learn more »