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  • Psyllids test positive for liberibacter in Idaho

    Jun 5, 2016

    Two potato psyllids found in two Canyon County potato fields in western Idaho tested positive for liberibacter according to a report in the Pacific Northwest Pest Alert Network by Erik Wenninger, University of Idaho Research and Extension Center entomologist. Psyllids were also found in potato… Full Story »
  • Psyllids found in Washington state

    Jun 5, 2016

    Potato psyllids were found on yellow sticky cards in Washington state fields near Mattawa, Mesa, Eltopia, Pasco and Burbank. The largest number of psyllids were found in the Burbank area. They are being tested for Liberibacter, the bacterium that causes zebra chip.
  • Late blight found in Washington state

    Jun 5, 2016

    Late blight has been confirmed in Walla Walla County near Burbank, Washington according to a Washington State University (WSU) potato pest alert report by Dennis Johnson, WSU plant pathologist. “This is the earliest we have had late blight in the Columbia Basin,” Johnson said in… Full Story »
  • Europatat elects new board

    Jun 3, 2016

    Europatat recently celebrated its 68th Assembly General Meeting (AGM) and elected new board members. The association welcomes re-elected member, Jos Muyshondt as new Europatat president, as well as Domenico Citterio and Gilles Fontaine in the role of vice-president and treasurer respectively. Europatat thanked outgoing president and vice-president, Kees van Arendonk… Full Story »
  • More than $14.5 million for plant research

    Jun 2, 2016

    USDA has awarded more than $14.5 million in grants to support research into plant health, production and resilience. These grants were made through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Foundational program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill and administered by USDA's National Institute of… Full Story »
  • North Dakota ag commissioner approves Praiz fungicide

    Jun 2, 2016

    North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has issued a Special Local Needs (SLN) registration to Winfield Solutions LLC enabling North Dakota potato producers to manage disease in long-season potatoes with Praiz fungicide. Winfield Solutions has requested a new SLN registration for Praiz to provide potato growers another… Full Story »
  • Stockton Group appoints new vice president of R&D

    Jun 2, 2016

    The Stockton Group has appointed Shay Shaanan as the new vice president of Research & Development, leading the company's R&D's activities.  In his former position, Shaanan was global development manager of the fungicides division at ADAMA (formerly Makhteshim Agan.) and has more than 15 years of experience in research and… Full Story »
  • Potato storage research advances

    Jun 2, 2016

    Researchers in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin, Madison conduct potato storage research to assess new varieties.  Variety-specific best practices are developed at the UW, Madison Hancock Agricultural Research Station, said Troy Fishler, storage facility manager. Fishler sat down with University of Wisconsin… Full Story »
  • Hydraulic fracturing spills on farms need scrutiny

    Jun 2, 2016

    Hydraulic fracturing, a widely used method for extracting oil and gas from otherwise impenetrable shale and rock formations, involves not only underground injections composed mostly of water, but also a mixture of chemical additives. These chemicals range from toxic biocides and surfactants, to corrosion inhibitors… Full Story »
  • Dosatron debuts new Nutrient Delivery System kits

    Jun 1, 2016

    Dosatron International today introduces the 1 ½-inchNutrient Delivery System Kits. The three kits are powered by Dosatron dosers and consist of a Starter Kit, Mixing Chamber Kit, and Monitor Kit. The 1 ½-inch kits were designed for larger indoor and outdoor environments, according to the company.… Full Story »

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