Minituber pathogen testing pilot begins

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) started a pilot program to evaluate approval of private laboratories to conduct pathogen tes... READ MORE »

BRANDT gains majority interest in BAICOR

BRANDT has acquired a majority interest in BAICOR, based in Logan, Utah. BAICOR manufactures and distributes specialty fertilizers, focusing on liquid... READ MORE »

AMS presents GroupGAP webinar

USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) specialty crops inspection division will present a webinar on GroupGAP, a new certification option for the... READ MORE »

WSPC elects new executive commission and chairman

The Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC) elected a new executive commission and chairman for the year beginning July 1, 2015.Mike Dodds is the ne... READ MORE »

Potato grower transforms land into haven for pollinators

The biggest potato grower in the U.S. has planted the largest Operation Pollinator establishment in the country.R.D. Offutt Company, founded in 1964, ... READ MORE »

Produce Safety Alliance to offer Train-the-Trainer Courses

The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) has scheduled its first two Train-the-Trainer Courses for June 2015.The PSA Train-the-Trainer Courses are for those ... READ MORE »

Idaho growers file federal lawsuit

A group of Idaho potato growers have filed a federal lawsuit challenging certain agency actions" governing pale cyst nematodes (PCN) by the USDA's Ani... READ MORE »

NASS reports increased 2014 production

The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) 2014 crop report shows an increase of 2.8 percent in U.S. production of fall potatoes in 20... READ MORE »

APRE creates President’s Circle

The Alliance for Potato Research and Education (APRE) has created a new membership category titled the President's Circle.The APRE President's Circle ... READ MORE »

OSU researcher dies

Don Horneck, an Oregon State University (OSU) Extension agronomist, died on September 28, 2014.Horneck specialized in soil fertility and crop producti... READ MORE »

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