Potato cyst nematode’s ‘toolkit’ revealed

Parasitic nematode worms are the `hidden enemy' of farmers world-wide, causing billions of pounds worth of crop damage every year.Now an international... READ MORE »

Potato plant boosts defenses against attacks

Potato plants boost the chemical defenses in their leaves when Guatemalan tuber moth larvae feed on their tubers, according to researchers at the Corn... READ MORE »

IFIC names new president

The International Food Information Council (IFIC) has named Joseph Clayton president and CEO, effective July 11. Clayton also will serve as CEO of the... READ MORE »

MPB seeks nominations for Farmer of the Year

The Maine Potato Board is seeking nominations within the Maine potato industry for the 2016 Farmer/Farm Family of the Year award. The farmer/farm fami... READ MORE »

FDA issues guide on reducing acrylamide in food

The FDA has issued final guidance to the food industry to help growers, manufacturers and food service operators take steps to reduce levels of acryla... READ MORE »

PMA 2016 Fresh Connections World Tour announced

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) announced dates and locations for the Fresh Connections World Tour 2016.The tour will kick off in Shanghai, Ch... READ MORE »

Dyer new agronomist for MPB

The Maine Potato Board (MPB) has hired Jake Dyer as its agronomist and crop and variety development specialist.Dyer will work with the University of M... READ MORE »

EPA report: neonicotinoid poses threat to bees

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a preliminary pollinator risk assessment for the neonicotinoid insecticide, imidacloprid, whi... READ MORE »

Report: U.S. honeybee colonies hit a 20-year high

Honeybees have been all over the news in recent years, and the news hasn't been good. Report after report has been released documenting colony decline... READ MORE »

NCPA launches new website

The North Carolina Potato Association (NCPA) has launched its redesigned website, website provides information about North Carolina... READ MORE »

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