Diseases

LifeGard WG biological plant activator registered by EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has registered LifeGard WG, a foliar-applied biological plant activator, for use on potatoes, sugar beets, fr... more »

Growers see yield benefits with V+M Solution

Nematodes and diseases can wreak havoc on the most promising of potato crops. A focus on nematode control to increase root health is one way to keep p... more »

Study reveals evolution of late blight

New North Carolina State University research delves into the movement and evolution of the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine in the 1840s, ... more »

BASF, NAAA award students with passion for the skies

In today’s diverse agriculture job environment, aerial application, stands out as one of the more unique and challenging career paths. In an eff... more »

BioSafe Systems’ OxiDate 2.0 now labeled for spray-tank water treatment

Plant pathogenic microorganisms, fungi and other harmful bacteria can be found in water collected from open and closed sources that are used for s... more »

What potato growers can expect in 2017

{Sponsored} Planning for 2017 is in full swing — how will potato growers make their planting decisions? Some growers will expand their acreage and s... more »

New test detects acrylamide in french fries

French-fried potatoes are a popular side dish; but when potatoes are cooked to a golden brown or overcooked, a potentially toxic compound called “ac... more »

Orondis Opti fungicide now registered in premix formulation

Syngenta announced that Orondis Opti fungicide premix is now registered and approved for use on specialty and vegetable crops by the U.S. Environment... more »

New disease crosses the Atlantic

Soon after their spuds were planted in 2014, some growers in the northeastern United States knew they had a problem. Much of the crop didn’t even... more »

Growers: It’s time to start crop protection planning for 2017

{Sponsored} It’s never too early to start thinking about the 2017 season. “With the large number of acres that growers are farming now, early c... more »


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