Monday, 10 December 2018


Potato Expo has announced the sessions and speakers for the January 10-12, 2018 event, to be held in Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, Florida.

The fair will bring more than 2,000 growers, suppliers, and experts in Florida, at the largest conference and trade show for the potato industry held in North America.

Potato Expo 2018 offers educational programming covering the top issues facing the potato industry, provides networking opportunities with key decision makers, and showcases the latest products and services for potato production, storage, and distribution. 

Hot topics include:

- Irrigation Technology and the Future of Farming

John Campbell, Manager Technology Advancement and Adoption, Valley Irrigation

- Optimized Irrigation Management Made Simple

Brian Magnusson, Vice President, Lindsay Corporation

- Chloropicrin Soil Fumigation in Potato Production Systems

Chad Hutchinson, Director of Research, TriEst Ag Group, Inc.

- From Season Start to Finish Precision Ag Technology Your Entire Operation Can Give You the Competitive Edge

Clint Graumann, Chief Commercial Officer, Agrian Inc.

 - It’s Not Hard, It’s Just Data

Keith Tinsey, Data Solutions Lead, CropTrak

Jonathan Sherrill, VP Business Development, CropTrak

- Impact of Eating Potatoes at Breakfast on Cognition, Blood Glucose Response and Satiety in Children

Mitch Kanter, PhD, Chief Science Officer, FoodMinds

Nick Bellissimo, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Nutrition, RyersonUniversity

- Potatoes as a Nutrition Powerhouse: The Role of Potatoes in Improving Training & Exercise Performance

Mitch Kanter, PhD, Chief Science Officer, FoodMinds

Lawrence Spriet, PhD, Professor and Chair, Human Health & Nutrition Science, University of Guelph

Janet Rankin, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, VirginiaTechUniversity

- Integration of Biopesticides into Potato Pest and Disease Management

Michael Dimock, Vice President, Field Development, Certis USA LLC

Scott Ockey, Western USA Field Development Manager, Certis USA LLC

- Using Beauvaria Bassiana for Control of the Colorado Potato Beetle

Vijay Choppakatla, PhD, Plant Pathologist, Biosafe Systems

 - Unlocking the Door to Improved Yield and Quality Characteristics through the Use of Potassium-based Technology and the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Principles

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

 - Improved Calcium Nutrition Solutions for Potatoes

Anke Kwast, Head, Crop Nutrition R & D, Yara International

- Overcoming the Challenges of Controlling Storage Decay

Thomas Young, PhD, Plant Pathologist, Food Defend

- Aerial Imagery to Optimize Grower Profitability

Bob Westbrook, National Director, Sales and Business Development, TerrAVion

- Ag Technology: Cultivated Approach or Managing a Jungle?

Brian Stark, Marketing Communications, Trimble

- Improvements in Potato Seed Certification: Identifying Necessary Changes to Meet the Emerging Challenges of the 21st Century

Stewart Gray, PhD, Research Plant Pathologist, USDA, Agricultural Research Service

Neil Gudmestad, PhD, Professor of Plant Pathology, North Dakota State University

Amy Charkowski, PhD, Professor of Plant Pathology, Colorado State University

Christopher McIntosh, PhD, Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of Idaho 

Related articles: 

U.S. Potato Exports, including Processed Products, Reach Record Levels 

US Potato Exports Increase in May 

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