Diseases

PMN offers webinar on Pythium leak

The Plant Management Network's (PMN) Focus on Potato has a new webinar on Pythium leak available here.The free webinar is narrated by Lyndon Porter, a... more »

USDA to fund nanotechnology research

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced an investment of more than $5.2 million to support nanotechnology research at 11 universities. The univers... more »

Syngenta to launch 16 new products

Syngenta will launch 16 new crop protection products in 2016, with multiple launches expected over the next five years, according to Jeff Cecil, head ... more »

Idaho PCN lawsuit moves forward

U.S. District Court Judge Edward J. Lodge has denied a request by the USDA to dismiss a lawsuit by eastern Idaho potato growers seeking to end a quara... more »

US-Cuba agriculture sectors agreement announced

While in Cuba, Secretary Vilsack announced that USDA will allow the 22 industry-funded Research and Promotion Programs and 18 Marketing Order organiza... more »

EPA approves expansion for Luna fungicides

Bayer announced the EPA has approved an expanded label for Luna fungicides permitting use on a larger group of fruit, nut and vegetable crops. Once ap... more »

EPA approves registration for Velum Prime


The EPA has granted federal registration of Bayer CropScience's Velum Prime for use on potatoes. According to ... more »

Research has big economic impact on Michigan’s potato industry

Potatoes appear to be an easy, inexpensive, reliable, nutritious, abundant, and durable staple of most any diet around the world. Dave Douches knows t... more »

FDA seeking comments on raw manure as fertilizer

The FDA wants input from stakeholders as it develops the framework for a risk assessment on the use of raw manure and other biological soil amendments... more »

On Guard in the PNW

Introduction by Bill SchaeferThere are a lot of tools available to protect your crop — fungicides, herbicides and insecticides, to name three. A... more »


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