Late Blight

Late blight found in Michigan’s Montcalm County

Late blight was found in potato crops near Edmore, McBride and Vestaburg, Michigan, in Montcalm County Aug. 22, by ABC Consultants scouts. Initial gen... READ MORE »

NDSU to operate free Potato Blightline service

The Plant Pathology Department at North Dakota State University will again be providing the potato Blightline service at no charge to the potato indus... READ MORE »

Disease-free potato seed key to successful crop

Starting the season with disease-free potato seed stock is the first step in establishing a good stand that will maximize yield potential. There are s... READ MORE »

Study reveals evolution of late blight

New North Carolina State University research delves into the movement and evolution of the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine in the 1840s, ... READ MORE »

Orondis Opti fungicide now registered in premix formulation

Syngenta announced that Orondis Opti fungicide premix is now registered and approved for use on specialty and vegetable crops by the U.S. Environment... READ MORE »

Potatoes USA hires institutional foodservice marketing manager

Potatoes USA has hired Rachael Lynch as a global marketing manager for institutional foodservice markets.Lynch has spent the last five years revitaliz... READ MORE »

Simplot Innate varieties receive names

The first generation of Simplot Plant Sciences Innate bioengineered potato seed has been issued proprietary names.The names and varieties are: Cultiva... READ MORE »

Lamb Weston/Meijer to build french fry plant in Russia

Lamb Weston/Meijer Frozen Foods have signed an agreement with Belaya Dacha to invest in a new french fry plant in Lipetsk, Russia. The joint venture ... READ MORE »

Wisconsin growers elect new leadership

Wisconsin's potato growers have elected an at-large director and re-elected two directors to the industry's market order board. Elected as the at-larg... READ MORE »

United States Potato Board launches ‘Potatoes Raise the Bar’ program

The beginning of the 2015-2016 school year is the rallying point for some of the U.S. potato industry's newest marketing plans and campaigns. The Unit... READ MORE »


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