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  • Peel joins Arysta

    Oct 27, 2014

    Mark Peel has been appointed Arysta LifeScience’s territory sales manger for the Delta sales region.             Peel’s primary role will focus on fungicide applications in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee.
  • APRE creates President’s Circle

    Oct 27, 2014

    The Alliance for Potato Research and Education (APRE) has created a new membership category titled the President’s Circle.             The APRE President’s Circle has been designed to strengthen potato industry collaboration and to enhance its impact on the nutrition policy dialogue regarding the role of… Full Story »
  • Bayer CropScience launches award to recognize industry innovators

    Oct 23, 2014

    Bayer CropScience will honor a leader in the produce industry whose thinking, practices and use of technology enhance the role of produce in creating better lives. The Bayer CropScience Produce Innovation Award will recognize a grower, whose innovative efforts improve yield and quality of a… Full Story »
  • APHIS implements new program

    Oct 9, 2014

    The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has begun implementation of its Federally Recognized State Managed Phytosanitary (FRSMP) program.             The new program establishes a process to federally recognize certain state-managed plant pest programs. The program represents an effort to coordinate U.S. plant… Full Story »
  • PEI seed shipments to U.S. halted

    Oct 9, 2014

    Following the discovery of potato wart on Prince Edward Island (PEI) in August the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) notified the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of temporary mitigation efforts by CFIA.             No seed potatoes have been exported to the U.S.… Full Story »
  • Valley Irrigation appoints Kaniewski vice president of global operations

    Oct 8, 2014

    Valley Irrigation has appointed Steve Kaniewski its vice president of global operations. Kaniewski will be responsible for global manufacturing, process engineering, supply chain management, quality, order management, safety and logistics.             In 2010 Kaniewski joined Valmont Industries, the parent companny of Valley Irrigation, as corporate vice president of technology.
  • Idaho PCN eradication progresses

    Oct 8, 2014

    The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced that six more Idaho fields have successfully completed the greenhouse bioassay phase of the pale cyst nematode (PCN) eradication program.             This brings to seven, the total number of fields that have completed this phase.… Full Story »
  • USDA invests millions in specialty crop grants

    Oct 3, 2014

    USDA has announced that nearly $118 million in grants are now available to strengthen markets for specialty crops such as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, horticulture and nursery crops. The grants were authorized through the 2014 Farm Bill as part of an effort to enhance the… Full Story »
  • OSU researcher dies

    Oct 1, 2014

    Don Horneck, an Oregon State University (OSU) Extension agronomist, died on September 28, 2014. Horneck specialized in soil fertility and crop production at the OSU Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center. He graduated from Monmouth College in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in biology and… Full Story »
  • Vertisan MRL established for Japan

    Sep 30, 2014

    Japan has established an MRL 0.06 for DuPont’s Vertisan fungicide for potato imports. Redge Bodily, DuPont sales manager for the Pacific Northwest, advises growers to contact their processor field reps if they have any questions regarding MRLs.

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