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International Crop Expo Potato Program

The International Crop Expo will be held February 20th and 21st at the Aleus Center in Grand Forks. The show floor is once again sold out, making it one of the biggest ag shows in the valley. Keynote speaker will be Michele Payn-Knoper at 1:00 p.m.on Wednesday. The topic will be "Celebrating Agriculture... from the farm gate to the consumer plate." For a complete list of events and times, including bean and small grains programming, log onto www.cropexpo.com. The following is the potato programming schedule for the International Crop Expo.

Wednesday February 20

  • 9:00-9:30 - National Potato Council Update - John Keeling, Executive VP and CEO 
  • 9:30-9:45 - U.S. Potato Board - Ritchey Toevs
  • 9:45-10:30 - What Potato Retailers are Looking for - Don Ladhoff, USPB 
  • 10:30-10:40 - Break 
  • 10:40-11:10 - 2013 Market Outlook - Jerry Wright, United Potato Growers of America 
  • 11:10-11:40 - Introduction of a New Potato Seed Treatment: Ernesto Silver - Kevin Thorsness, Bayer Crop Science 
  • 11:40 -12:10 - Stadium: A New Quality Preservation Tool for Potato Storage - Davis Ross, Syngenta

Thursday February 21

  • 9:00-9:30 - Director Potato Program - Willem Schrage, ND State Seed Department 
  • 9:30-10:00 - Potato Unit Supervisor - Mike Horken, MN Department of Agriculture
  • 10:00-10:30 - Scab: A Review - Dr. Gary Secor, North Dakota State University (NDSU) 
  • 10:30-10:40 - Break 
  • 10:40-11:10 - Glyphosate & Potatoes Don't Mix - Dr. Andy Robinson, NDSU-U of M Extension Potato Agronomist
  • 11:10-11:40 - Virus Management Then and Now (PVY & PLRV) - Dr. Ian McRae, U of M        Entomologist 
  • 11:40-12:10 - Studies on the Management of Pythium Leak of Potato - Dr. Neil Gudmestad, NDSU
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