Planting

How to manage beet leafhoppers

There were a lot more beet leafhoppers (BLHs) on our yellow sticky traps this week. They were found on traps at 42 of the 53 potato fields we monitor... more »

Study tests psyllids for insecticide resistance

A growing resistance of potato psyllids to the neonicotinoid classification of insecticides has Ada Szczepaniec, Texas A&M AgriLife Research entom... more »

NASS changes spring planting report

USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has changed the number of states in its spring potato planting report for 2016, from four to tw... more »

Protecting your crop from disease during planting

Healthy potatoes yield healthy profits.And just like anything else, the end game is directly impacted by the actions you do — or do not — ... more »

Net Irrigate: WireRat pivot monitoring solutions

Eddie DeSalle, CEO and general manager of Net Irrigate, discusses a new version of WireRat, a wireless pivot monitor to help irrigators stop copp... watch »

Deere & Company to purchase Precision Planting

Deere & Company and The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company, have signed definitive agreements for Deere to acquire the Precisio... more »

Potato acreage increases for 2015

Potato farmers are planting more acres in fall potatoes for 2015. Whether that results in more potatoes at harvest time.The USDA's National Agricultur... more »

Targeting exports

Seed potatoes represent just one percent of U.S. potato exports. It's a drop in the bucket. No matter. Some players in this tiny niche market are mak... more »

Keeping weeds to a minimum

Potato growers can add a new weapon to their weed- control arsenal for the 2012 season with Reflex, a Syngenta herbicide that has shown a lot of promi... more »

Here comes the sun

The days are longer and the ground is starting to awaken. The soil seems to swell with fertile anticipation for the spring rains and growing warmth. Y... more »


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