• Potato late blight update and late-season recommendations

    Aug 13, 2015

    Potato late blight has been found in a few more fields in Montcalm County, Newaygo County and in two fields in St. Joseph County in southern Michigan in 2015. Some crops in southern Michigan are now in early decline and ready to be desiccated or… Full Story »
  • U.S. farm real estate value increased 2.4 percent

    Aug 12, 2015

    The United States farm real estate value, a measurement of the value of all land and buildings on farms, averaged $3,020 per acre for 2015, up 2.4 percent from 2014 values. Regional changes in the average value of farm real estate ranged from a 6.1… Full Story »
  • New executive director at BPIA

    Aug 11, 2015

    Keith Jones is the new executive director of the Biopesticide Industry Alliance (BPIA). He replaced Bill Stoneman, beginning Aug. 10. Jones is an attorney specializing in environmental affairs. He also has a master’s degree in environmental studies from the University of Pennsylvania. “It’s a really… Full Story »
  • Ag-Biotech expands capability, moves to new facility

    Aug 11, 2015

    Ag-Biotech has moved its offices and laboratories to a new, larger facility that allows for enhanced service capabilities, according to the company. The premises, at 9701 Blue Larkspur Lane, Suite A, Monterey, California, will house new equipment and accommodate plans for expanded services. The new site,… Full Story »
  • Shunping Ding receives NPC academic scholarship

    Aug 10, 2015

    The National Potato Council (NPC) has awarded Shunping Ding, a Ph.D. student in plant pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, its 2015-16 academic scholarship. The $10,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate student with an emphasis in research that can benefit the potato industry.… Full Story »
  • BioSafe Systems announces new summer giveaway

    Aug 6, 2015

    BioSafe Systems announced a new giveaway program that runs through the end of September. The company wants to know where in the world their products are being used and they need your help. Submit a photo of a BioSafe product at your location or an invoice… Full Story »
  • EPA proposes stronger rules for certified applicators of RUPs

    Aug 6, 2015

    The EPA has proposed to revise the certification of pesticide applicators rule. The proposal would require more training and stronger certification standards for pesticide applicators who apply restricted-use pesticides (RUPs). The EPA proposal would require all RUP applicators to be at least 18 years old.… Full Story »
  • United Fresh Produce Association applauds introduction of Senate water relief act

    Jul 31, 2015

    United Fresh Produce Association strongly supports the introduction of the California Emergency Drought Relief Act, S. 1894, by Senators Feinstein and Boxer of California, which falls on the heels of recently passed legislation by the U.S. House of Representatives, The Western Water and American Food Security… Full Story »
  • Novogene partners with CIP

    Jul 29, 2015

    The International Potato Center (CIP) and Novogene Bioinformatics Technology announced a partnership to advance potato genome research it was announced at the 9th World Potato Congress in Beijing. CIP is custodian of the world’s largest potato gene bank and Novogene has the largest illumina-based sequencing… Full Story »
  • MPB presents Young Farmer of the Year and Farm Family of the Year awards

    Jul 28, 2015

    At its annual meeting, the Maine Potato Board (MPB) recognized Robbie Irving, left, of Caribou as the 2015 Young Farmer of the Year, and John and Tom Qualey, below, of Three Oak Farms in Sherman as the 2015 Farm Family of the Year. Held in… Full Story »

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