INNOVATION HUB

We're expanding our wildly popular Innovation Hub to include even more eye-opening presentations and discussions. You'll get up to speed on the latest trends, research, and issues facing the potato industry - all to help boost your business in 2019 and beyond.


potato expo 2019 innovation hub sessions:

Wednesday, january 9

1:00pm-1:20pm
Insights into Metam Sodium Movement in Soil: How to Improve Application Patterns

Kyle Coleman, Marketing Director, NovaSource North America

1:25pm-1:45pm
What’s Under the Ground is Under Your Control: Understanding Nematode Management Options

Kelly Luff, Principal Scientist, and Justin Luangkhot, Technical Service Representative, Bayer CropScience

1:50pm-2:10pm
Automated Planting-to-Processing Crop Tracking with Field and 3D Cellar Mapping
Richard Bishop, Owner/Sales Engineer, Bishtec LLC Engineering Solutions

2:15pm-2:35pm

Potato Sustainability Initiative: Continuous Improvement in Sustainable Potato Production

Thomas Green, Ph.D., President, The IPM Institute of North America Inc.

2:40pm-3:00pm

Preserving Tuber Quality, Meeting Sustainability Requirements with Peroxyacetic Acid (PAA)

Vijay Choppakatla, PhD, Plant Pathologist, BioSafe Systems LLC; Brian Vermette, Owner, Storcool; Kent Wasden, Owner, GroupAg LLC; and, Kurt Schwartau, Business Development Manager, BioSafe Systems LLC

3:05pm-3:25pm
Optimizing Nutrient Source and Placement for Improved Tuber Quality and Maximum Yield

Tommy Roach, Director, Specialty Products and Product Development, Nachurs Alpine Solutions

3:30pm-3:50pm
Enhancing Soil Health in Potato Cropping Systems: The SCRI Kickoff
Moderator: Carl Rosen, Professor, University of Minnesota, Panelists: Linda Kinkel, Professor, University of Minnesota; Noah Rosenzweig, Assisstant Professor, Michigan State University; Chris McIntosh, Professor, University of Idaho; and Matt Ruark, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin

thursday, JANUARY 10

8:30am-8:50am
Using Science, Research and Big Data to Simplify Potato Irrigation Management

Kurtis Charling, Manager, FieldNET Business Solutions, Lindsay Corporation, and A.J. Bussan, Ph.D., Senior Production Agronomist, Wysocki Produce Farms

9:00am-9:20am
Revolution in Field Scouting Using AI and Deep Learning
Simcha Shore, Founder & CEO, AgroScout

9:25am-9:45am
Put Your Soil to Work: Invest in Soil Health and Enhance Crop Performance

Edwin Suarez, CCA, MS, Technical Agronomist, Midwestern BioAG

9:50am-10:10am
Using Soil Health and Disease D
ata for Decision-making in Field Production

Ariel Zajdband, Ph.D., Head of Product, Trace Genomics, Inc.

10:15am-10:35am
The Art of Storing Potatoes in Theory and Practice
Dim-Jan de Visser, CEO, Tolsma Techniek Emmeloord

2:30pm-2:50pm
How Early Blight Resistance to SDHI Fungicides is Impacting Current Control Strategies?

Kirk Sager, Technical Services Manager; Brian Corbin, PNW Retail Market Manager; and Issa Qandah, Technical Services Manager, FMC

2:55pm-3:15pm
UCAN: Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizer for Improved Potato Production and Tuber Quality

G.W. (Bill) Easterwood, Ph.D., Director of Agronomic Services, Yara North America

3:20pm-3:40pm
Nutrition Research News: Defining High-Quality Carbohydrate Foods and Implications for Potatoes

Julie Miller Jones, Ph.D., CNS, CFS, LN, Professor Emerita, Foods and Nutrition, St. Catherine University

3:45pm-4:05pm
The Future of Precision Agriculture is TINY: Nanotechnology in Crop Protection
Darren Anderson, PhD, President and Co-founder, Vive Crop Protection