• Potato Beetle in Eau Claire County

    Jun 22, 2009

    Erin LaFaive, Eau Claire County Extension Horticulture Educator, says “Knowing the lifecycle of these beetles helps to increase the chances of effectively managing this pest. This is true for many garden pests. Usually by the time your crops are affected from a pest or disease… Full Story »
  • Tractors Involved in Many Farm Accidents

    Jun 22, 2009

    Nearly 44 percent of all injuries that resulted in the death of an older farming worker took place while they were operating vehicles or machinery, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report of farming accidents from 1995 to 2002. The Herald Bulletin Click here to… Full Story »
  • Solution to Immigration Reform in the Details

    Jun 19, 2009

    Immigration reform is highly contentious, yet politicians agree on one thing: The current U.S. immigration policy is broken and the status quo does not serve the interests of most workers and employers, nor the broader national interest. The Christian Science Monitor Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Piles of Potatoes Put to the Test

    Jun 19, 2009

    Visitors to Hart Park were treated to an odd sight Thursday: about 130 piles of potatoes lined up in neat rows. It was the annual University of California Cooperative Extension and California Potato Research Advisory Board's annual Kern County Potato Variety Trial Field Day. Bakersfield Californian Click… Full Story »
  • Efficient Water Use Crucial for California Farmers

    Jun 18, 2009

    From the sky, John Diener's farm looks like a swath of Kansas grafted onto the rugged flatlands of the San Joaquin Valley's west side. The Fresno Bee Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • UI Mulls Closing Parma Research Center

    Jun 17, 2009

    Sixteen people would lose their jobs if the University of Idaho closes its 85-year-old Parma Research and Extension Center in 2010 as part of the school's plan to save money. Idaho Statesman Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Wilbur-Ellis Co., Agrian to Develop Enterprise-wide Agronomy Information System

    Jun 16, 2009

    Wilbur-Ellis Company and Agrian announced that they have reached an agreement to jointly develop a new agronomy information system utilizing the Agrian suite of data management tools. The new agronomy system will be adopted across the entire Wilbur-Ellis enterprise with implementation to begin in the… Full Story »
  • Basis for Potato Blight Control Becomes Visible

    Jun 16, 2009

    Potato blight, false mildew, sudden oak death and a disease in salmon are all caused by a group of miniscule, yet destructive, organisms called Oomycetes. Because of their changeability and huge numbers, they are able to overwhelm the defence mechanisms of both plants and animals.… Full Story »
  • Be Informed About Potato Leafhoppers

    Jun 16, 2009

    The Chippewa County UWEX Office and the UW-Madison Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program will sponsor “Cut, Bale, Scout,” a potato leafhopper scouting program to be held Thursday, June 18 at Len-Don Farms near Bloomer from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Chippewa Valley News Click here to read… Full Story »
  • E. Idaho Distiller Turns Spuds into Vodka

    Jun 15, 2009

    Ken Wyatt started his New Hampshire-based company in 2001, while Allison Evanow started her California-based operation in 2004. Both are considered up-and-comers in the spirit industry. Idaho Statesman Click here to read the rest of the story.

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