Potato Grower

November 2021

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WWW.POTATOGROWER.COM 13 THE BEST PRODUCTS • THE BEST SERVICE • THE BEST PRICE 208-356-4317 • WWW.MAUPINAG.COM 1217 S. RAILROAD AVE • SUGAR CITY, ID 83448 Celebrating 39 Years! SINCE 1982 A U T H O R I Z E D D E A L E R F O R ® Liquid Handling Products BANJO PARTS ROLLERS ROLLER CHAIN SPROCKETS BELTED CHAIN HYDRAULIC PARTS METAL SHAFTS HYDRAULIC MOTORS GEAR BOXES/ELECTRIC MOTORS BEARINGS BELTED CHAIN SPROCKETS 4085-7MaupinWelding12v.indd 1 4085-7MaupinWelding12v.indd 1 1/4/21 4:45 PM 1/4/21 4:45 PM MSU Grad Student Awarded Potato LEAF Scholarship The Potato Leadership, Education & Advancement Foundation (Potato LEAF) announces Thilani Jayakody, a third-year graduate student in the Michigan State University's Department of Plant, Soil & Microbial Sciences, as the recipient of its 2021- 22 academic scholarship. The $10,000 scholarship is awarded annually to one graduate student with a strong interest in research that can directly benefit the U.S. potato industry. As a Ph.D. candidate and graduate research assistant, Jayakody's research involves connecting her interests in genome editing to the applied goals of Michigan State's breeding program. For her, these interests have been set in the application of new breeding techniques for crop improvement, which has been propelled by the recent popularity of genome editing. Potato LEAF, a 501(c)3 organization, works to provide tools, training, and support necessary to develop growers and industry members as leaders. Thilani Jayakody Mesko Announced as PSA's Executive Director The Potato Sustainability Alliance (PSA) recently announced John Mesko as its new executive director. Mesko has an extensive and diverse agriculture background, including agronomic sales and service, information management, university education, farming and nonprofit leadership. He grew up on a diversified crop and livestock farm in Minnesota, gaining a passion for farming and tremendous respect for farmers. He brings expertise in engaging farmers and others in the food and farming value chain in understanding and implementing sustainable farming practices as well as documenting and demonstrating sustainability improvements along the way. Mesko can be reached at mesko@potatosustainability.org or (763) 260-0209. Gowan Purchases Piemme, Isagro Gowan Company announces the close of the agreement to purchase all the capital of Piemme S.r.l. The purchase represents 99.9 percent of the corporate capital in Piemme S.r.l., which is the indirect controlling shareholder of Isagro S.p.A. The transaction is the first step in Gowan Company's plan to purchase all shares of Isagro S.p.A. Isagro is the owner of important active ingredients, including copper hydroxide/oxychloride, tetraconazole and kiralaxyl globally, and is well-known for its research and development efforts in the crop protection and biopesticide industries. Isagro has been a partner of Gowan Company since 2013, and Gowan now looks forward to expanding commercial opportunities, especially integrating the manufacturing and science depth at Isagro's facilities. These additional competencies are instrumental in positioning Gowan as global agricultural practices evolve.

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