News

June 27
Potato beetle cannibalism may help protect crops

Colorado potato beetles can decimate spud crops by devouring the plants' foliage. Researchers at the University of Maine (UMaine) have found cannibalism may slow down the devastation of Colorado potato beetles on potato crops. UMaine scientists Ev... more


June 22
Maine Potato Board highlights industry research

The Maine Potato Board has introduced a new research section in its monthly Maine Potato News e-newsletter. The Potato Research Corner will briefly highlight recent research from the potato industry that growers may find applicable and helpful to the... more


June 22
2017 Annual Ag World Golf Classic raises over $73,000

Area agriculture producers, processors and industry businesses rose to the challenge and set a new event record at the fourth Annual Ag World Golf Classic on June 14. Participants raised over $73,000 to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities Inl... more


June 22
Maine Potato Board names 2017 Farm Family of the Year

The Maine Potato Board has selected the Steve and Fred Whited family of Bridgewater as the 2017 Farm Family of the Year. The Whited family has a long history of farming in Bridgewater, and Fred, Steve's son, is the sixth generation farmer in his fami... more


June 21
New app available for ammonium sulfate use

Ammonium sulfate fertilizer producer AdvanSix has introduced a new version of ROSI (Return on Sulfur Investment), its agricultural app. The enhancements to the ROSI app are designed to help growers better estimate the per-acre or per-farm return they... more


June 20
How to manage Colorado Potato Beetles that survived winter

Several different locations in the Red River Valley are experiencing emerging Colorado potato beetles (CPB). Ian MacRae, professor and Extension entomologist at the University of Minnesota, visited a few fields where overwintered beetles are contente... more


June 20
Europatat Congress 2017 focuses on plant health, trade

The Europatat Congress 2017 took place June 15-16, organized in coordination by Europatat, the European Potato Trade Association, and Belgapom, the Belgian Potato Trade and Processing Industry Association. The Congress focused on two of the major top... more


June 19
Pivot Control Lite added to FieldNET product line

FieldNET by Lindsay has added a new product to its line of remote pivot monitoring and control solutions – Pivot Control Lite. According to the company, this product provides growers with a simple, economical option for remote monitoring and contro... more


June 16
Amazon, Whole Foods Market announce merger

Amazon and Whole Foods Market have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire Whole Foods Market for $42 per share in an all-cash transaction. The acquisition is valued at approximately $13.7 billion, including Whole F... more


June 16
Drexel adds Davis as Pacific Northwest sales representative

[caption id="attachment_10176" align="aligncenter" width="254"] David Davis[/caption] Drexel Chemical Company announces the addition of David Davis as a new Pacific Northwest sales representative. Davis has worked in agribusiness, serving in vario... more



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