Production

Castagnoli named Mid-Columbia Ag Research Center director

Steve Castagnoli, horticulturist and expert in tree fruit production, is the new director of Oregon State University's Mid-Columbia Agricultural Rese... more »

FMC acquires part of DuPont’s Crop Protection business

FMC Corporation and DuPont have signed a definitive agreement for FMC to acquire the portion of DuPont's Crop Protection business it must divest to co... more »

Neonicotinoids losing efficiency in potato psyllid control

The potato industry may be losing a mainstay in the battle against psyllids, according to a recent Texas A&M AgriLife Research study. Ada Szcze... more »

EPA denies petition to ban chlorpyrifos

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt signed an order denying a petition that sought to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide ... more »

Low energy, elevation irrigation applications

There is considerable talk about Low Energy/Elevation Solutions for pivots these days. The need to save water and energy is greater than ever. Nel... more »

Disease-free potato seed key to successful crop

Starting the season with disease-free potato seed stock is the first step in establishing a good stand that will maximize yield potential. There are s... more »

Congress members react to Trump budget

Congress members from North Dakota and northwest Minnesota say President Donald Trump's proposed budget could hurt rural America, especially farmers, ... more »

Valley Irrigation to distribute Trimble irrigation solution

Valley Irrigation, a division of Valmont Industries, Inc., and Trimble, a provider of precision agriculture solutions, announced that Valley Irrig... more »

Growers approve referendum to continue MPIC

Michigan potato growers have approved a referendum to continue the Michigan Potato Industry Commission (MPIC). The Michigan Potato Industry Commis... more »

California revises proposed rules on pesticide use near schools

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has released a revised proposal for regulating the use of agricultural pesticides near school ... more »


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