Potato Grower

January 2020

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WWW.POTATOGROWER.COM 75 Keep your product cool and minimize storage loss COOLER FOR RENT Improving your agribusiness in an intelligent way T. (208) 401 9217 - www.tolsmausa.com The mobile Tolsma Split Cooler is designed to maximize your storage profit. Rent the TSC for an attractive price. Get in touch with our storage specialists and get informed about the possibilities. Keep your product cool and minimize storage loss 4072-29TolsmaStorage.indd 1 11/18/19 10:44 AM potatoes with their strong teeth. This is the first report of slugs being found in a potato storage facility in the U.S. and hopefully the only one; however, the potato industry should be aware of the presence of this creature and the potential damage it can cause. For additional information on this discovery, check out the author's paper that was recently published in the American Journal of Potato Research. Silvia I. Rondon is a professor and extension entomologist at Oregon State University's Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center. She can be contacted at silvia.rondon@oregonstate.edu. Rory J. McDonnell is a professor with OSU's Department of Crop and Soil Science and is based in Corvallis, Ore. He can be reached at rory.mcdonnell@oregonstate.edu. Gray field slugs added damage to already bruised potatoes. Gray field slug damage inflicted on an otherwise healthy potato in storage.

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