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  • Alternatives to chlorothalonil for potato late blight control

    Jun 18, 2015

    Conditions for late blight development throughout Michigan are conducive for the appearance of late blight. No late blight has been found in Michigan as of June 15, 2015, although the disease has now appeared in North Carolina and Florida on potatoes. Chlorothalonil supply for 2015… Full Story »
  • United Fresh introduces Class 21 of Produce Industry Leadership Program

    Jun 17, 2015

    The United Fresh Produce Association is pleased to announce the 12 members of the 2015-2016 United Fresh Produce Industry Leadership Program Leadership Class 21. Sponsored by a grant from DuPont Crop Protection, this program was launched in 1995 and has graduated more than 200 program participants. The Produce… Full Story »
  • Potandon Produce adds two employees to its staff

    Jun 17, 2015

    Potandon Produce announced the addition of Rachel Anderson to the sales department and Gabe Boldt to the operations department. Anderson comes to Potandon bringing a wealth of knowledge and over seventeen years of industry experience that include packaging, shipping, production and sales.  Her most recent position was… Full Story »
  • BioConsortia recruits Dr. Andrew Jacobs to lead R&D team in New Zealand

    Jun 15, 2015

    BioConsortia has appointed Dr. Andrew Jacobs as Head of R&D for its operation in Auckland, New Zealand. He will report to Dr. Susan Turner, SVP R&D for BioConsortia. Jacobs joins BioConsortia with a history of research management. Most recently he held the position of Manager… Full Story »
  • Drones are helping the ag industry soar

    Jun 15, 2015

    Drones are certainly a topic of interest these days. Amazon is exploring the use of drones to make deliveries. Photos are obtained that would otherwise seem isolated and remote. The management of use and privacy issues is widely debated. This high flying technology is poised… Full Story »
  • Zing! registered for use against potato late blight and early blight

    Jun 11, 2015

    Zing!, a mixture of zoxamide and chlorothalonil, has been registered for use against potato late blight and early blight. Growers may use 32-34 fluid ounces per acre applied on a preventative schedule. Applications may begin when conditions are favorable for disease development. Use a five-… Full Story »
  • Valley offers new mobile website

    Jun 10, 2015

    Valley Irrigation has launched a new mobile website, m.valleyirrigation.com, that can be accessed from a smartphone or tablet. The mobile website provides all the features of the Valley Irrigation website in a mobile-friendly format. The new website adapts to all mobile devices. The mobile site… Full Story »
  • Syngenta seeking applicants for RFOY program

    Jun 10, 2015

    Syngenta is seeking applicants for its Resistance Fighter of the Year leadership (RFOY) program. The program is tailored for those working on the front lines of resistance management who are looking for opportunities to expand their knowledge and share their expertise. The program is a… Full Story »
  • Wisconsin potato industry works to feed starving children

    Jun 5, 2015

    Making a commitment to alleviate world hunger, the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) and the Wisconsin Potato Growers Auxiliary (WPGA) are once again sponsoring a potato-meal packing event to help feed hungry children all over the globe. Following successful events the past four… Full Story »
  • $20,000 ag safety grants to be offered by National Children’s Center

    Jun 3, 2015

    Proposals are now being accepted for mini-grants up to $20,000 to support small-scale projects and pilot studies that address prevention of childhood agricultural disease and injury. The National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety plans to award three grants. Application deadline is… Full Story »

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