News

February 22
Minecto Pro insecticide now available for potatoes

Syngenta announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has registered and approved its new foliar insecticide Minecto Pro for use in potatoes and other specialty vegetable crops. This crop protectant targets lepidopteran pests as well as ... more


February 22
Case IH celebrates 175 years

Case IH is beginning a year of celebrations to commemorate its 175th anniversary at its global headquarters in Racine, Wisconsin. It was there, on the shores of the Root River, that founder Jerome Increase Case established Racine Threshing Machin... more


February 22
Southern IPM Center funds new projects

Nine researchers will pursue new methods for fighting a variety of pest management challenges in the South, in both agricultural and urban settings. Over the next year, the Southern IPM Center will spend a total of $257,724 to address issues in the r... more


February 22
Wisconsin potato growers donate salad bar to local school

More than 400 students will enjoy vegetables, including potatoes, at Lincoln Middle School in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) provided them with a potato-friendly salad bar. Arriving on the W... more


February 21
WPVGA working with neighbors to protect environment

The Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) is working in conjunction with the Village of Plover and other stakeholders to develop and implement a Little Plover River Flow and Watershed Enhancement Plan. The plan will identify and ... more


February 21
John Deere introduces app to monitor equipment

To help growers monitor, adjust and learn from the performance of their planter or sprayer while it moves through the field, John Deere has introduced its new Connect Mobile App. Growers can monitor job quality in real time and better understand wh... more


February 20
Foodservice now largest channel for US potatoes

In a recent industry update, Potatoes USA reports that over half of the U.S. food dollar is now spent at foodservice vs. retail, as more people go out to eat, rely on takeout or look for supermarket foodservice (convenient prepared food) options. Fo... more


February 19
Michigan potato producers to vote on program continuation

Michigan potato producers have an opportunity to vote on whether to continue the Michigan Potato Industry Commission in a referendum conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) beginning Monday, Feb. 20 through F... more


February 15
New lab to study potato genetics to prevent losses while in storage

When most people think of potatoes, the word research does not usually follow. But with their Mr. Potato head mascot watching over the lab, the University of Nevada Reno's plant biology tag team, Dylan Kosma and Patricia Santos, are searching for way... more


February 14
Top 5 industry topics to keep an eye on

There is a lot going on in Washington, D.C. The National Potato Council has created a short list of things that are in play in Washington D.C., that matter to the potato industry. Trade — The potato industry strongly encourages the Administratio... more



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