Diseases

Healthy Soil Regimen Reduces Need for Chemical Attack

For more than 30 years, potato growers have managed the chronic disease called potato early dying (or potato early die) with a chemical attack that ra... more »

Disease Thrives on Cool, Wet Weather in Midwest, East

Prevailing weather for the Midwest and Eastern states during the summer of 2004 can be summed up in two words cool and wet. It just so happens that th... more »

Clen and Emma Atchley grow crops while preserving the environment

Some people believe farmers stand in the way of protecting the environment, but there are growers out there working to preserve the land and the nutri... more »

Pacific Northwest Taking Proactive Measures to Stop Threat

The recent discovery of potato tuberworms (PTW) and tuber moths has potato growers and industry officials concerned and researchers studying how and w... more »

Intensified nationwide testing under consideration

Potato growers in Idaho are in for a lot more of the same kind of activities" as they enter the 2007 growing season. But growers across the United Sta... more »

Disease Control Measures Should Be Taken Right Up Until Harvest

After growers apply the desiccants that will kill their potato vines and set the stage for harvest, it's not yet time to park the sprayer. They should... more »

Packaging innovation unlocks the future for Colorado potato grower

It's shiny, almost futuristic. It's compact and made of stainless steel and glass. It's computer driven and engineered to size, weigh and pack potatoe... more »

Planting the Seeds of Success

It's difficult to think about planting as the Michigan snow covers everything in a blanket of white and temperatures dip below zero, but based on the ... more »

Potato Disease Hits Texas Growers

A mysterious disease is lurking in the potato fields around Texas, threatening farmers with millions in losses and jeopardizing their share of the luc... more »

Disease Causing Irish Potato Famine Came From South America, Scientist Says

Scientists at North Carolina State University have discovered that the fungus-like pathogen that caused the 1840s Irish potato famine originally came ... more »


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