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  • Late Blight Found in Area Tomato, Potato Fields

    Sep 16, 2009

    Late blight disease in tomato and potato fields has been sweeping the northeast United States and is showing up all over Michigan, including Monroe County. Monroe News Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Late Blight Won’t Affect Availability or Quality of Wisconsin’s Potato Crop

    Sep 15, 2009

    A.J. Bussan, UW-Madison Extension vegetable specialist, doesn't think that either quality or quantity potatoes will be a problem this year despite reports of widespread potato blight. Wisconsin Agriculturalist Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Potato Power

    Sep 15, 2009

    In the United States, potatoes, in their unassuming way, have been an integral part of dinner. Christian Science Monitor Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Locals Argue to Keep Parma Center

    Sep 14, 2009

    Local growers, industry representatives and others spoke out in support of the University of Idaho Parma Research and Extension Center at a Thursday evening meeting with university representatives. Idaho Press-Tribune Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Cover Crops can Optimize Organic Production

    Sep 11, 2009

    Using cover crops to improve soil and manage pests has become an integral part of many organic farming systems, especially with the cost of approved organic fertilizers and other materials suitable for organic production agriculture. California Farm Bureau Federation Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • New York State Declared ‘Agricultural Disaster’

    Sep 11, 2009

    If you've been to the farm stands and farmers' markets in the ridge area, you've certainly heard the lament: this year's growing season, for many farmers, was a bust. Shawangunk Journal Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • New York Senate Back With Controversial Labor Bill

    Sep 11, 2009

    The state Senate is returning to session this week. Conventional wisdom assumes that this session won’t be anything like the disastrous leadership battle in June and July. PostStar.com Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Scientists Unlock Secrets of Irish Potato Famine Genome

    Sep 10, 2009

    Scientists have unlocked the genetic code of late blight - the plant pathogen that sparked the Irish potato famine of the 1840s and 1850s - and it is revealing clues about why it has been such a formidable foe. Reuters Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • ARS Scientists Help Sequence Genome of Potato Late Blight Pathogen

    Sep 9, 2009

    The complete genome of the pathogen that caused the infamous Irish potato famine and the recent loss of potato and tomato crops in the eastern United States has been sequenced by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and cooperators. USDA ARS Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Extension Specialist: Late Blight Won’t Affect State Potato Crop

    Sep 9, 2009

    Not everyone is concerned about the effects of the recent discoveries of late blight in Wisconsin potato fields. Wisconsin Ag Connection Click here to read the rest of the story.

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