April 2012

Building a better spud

Researchers nationwide are searching their shelves for potato varieties that produce lower acrylamide levels when processed into french fries.Rich Novy, a plant geneticist in Aberdeen, Idaho, who work... more

Disease & pest control

Always an issue somewhere: Disease and pest management remain a precarious balance

Getting down to business…

I can't believe that winter is behind us, but it's a fact that planting is underway in the Columbia Basin and the dirt will be flying soon throughout southeast Idaho and the rest of the northern state... more

Keeping weeds to a minimum

Potato growers can add a new weapon to their weed- control arsenal for the 2012 season with Reflex, a Syngenta herbicide that has shown a lot of promise in university research trials.Reflex has been a... more

Leading by example

Driving through Maine, you experience a land of two-lane blacktop roads that wind through copses of hardwood trees. On this autumn day, the first Saturday of October, the sky is azure blue and cloudle... more

Science of psyllid biology

Zebra chip documented in new spots in 2011

Zebra Chip and the Columbia Basin experience in 2011

No longer breaking news to anyone in the potato world, Zebra Chip was found in the Columbia Basin in 2011.This bacterial disease vectored by the potato psyllid is known for causing substantial damage ... more

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