Insects

Disease & pest control

The rise and fall of the potato has been inextricably linked to the diseases and pests that feast on the tuber.The repercussions of late blight on the... more »

Land of Opportunity

As the fading glow of twilight gave way to night and vaporous layers of mist descended on the freshly harvested potato field, Dan Chin drove his truck... more »

FMC Corp. announces agreement with Chr. Hansen Biological Products

FMC Corporation announced its Agricultural Products Group has entered into two exclusive agreements covering global development and supply of Chr. Han... more »

NPC statement on an EPA cancel of aldicarb registration

The National Potato Council (NPC) is concerned by the recent decision to cancel the registration of aldicarb, a vital tool for U.S. potato growers. Al... more »

EPA Tightens Restrictions on Carbofuran

EPA has issued a final rule revoking all tolerances for carbofuran (Furadan) in food, effective at the end of this year. The May 11 action follows ear... more »

Buffer zones could lead to new application techniques

EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision for metam sodium is due out in July, and the decision could have drastic repercussions for potato growers in... more »

Use chemicals wisely to preserve good insects and nematodes

Every field is teeming with life from nematodes to bacteria and fungi to insects and there's a benefit to keeping it that way. There are often too man... more »

Selecting A Source: Look into Farm’s History Before Choosing a Seed Provider

When growers are looking for a seed potato provider, there are some things they must each consider first, said Phillip Nolte, Extension seed potato sp... more »

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 »

Investigation of Pest Under Way in Idaho

In early May, officials from the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) were still tr... more »


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