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Question: How much early blight resistance to SDHI fungicides are you seeing in the fields and how is it impacting current control strategies?

{Sponsored} In the recent past, early blight resistance was between 90% to 100% for the major SDHI fungicides on the market. New strategies had to be ... more »

Progress on Dickeya

A new blackleg pathogen, Dickeya dianthicola, emerged in the eastern U.S. in 2015. Since then researchers have been working to find ways to control th... more »

Spore sampling project to alert growers of disease threat

A University of Idaho-led research team plans to start giving their state’s potato growers advanced warnings this season about the arrival of fungal... more »

Dutch grower improves yields by 1 percent each year using precision ag

It’s been 11 years since Dutch potato grower Jacob van den Borne took over the family farm with his brother Jan. At the time they decided that they ... more »

A Deeper Look: Spotting PVY with drones

Seed certification experts gathered at this year’s Potato Expo in Orlando, Florida and discussed some of the challenges facing seed growers. Those c... more »

Worth the Effort: Making it work with reduced tillage

There’s a touch of irony in the fact that since taking over his family’s farm, Jeff Parkinson has reduced the amount of fertilizer he needs to use... more »

Eric Schroeder is Spudman’s 2018 Emerging Leader of the Year

It would be accurate to call Eric Schroeder, assistant manager at Schroeder Brothers Farms, a jack of all trades. Depending on the time of year, you c... more »

New McCain contracts worry some growers

Idaho farmers who raise potatoes for making frozen fries fear a contract being offered by a Canadian food manufacturer could quash their chances of ea... more »

Hoff Brothers farm keeps frontier legacy alive

Caretaker of a legacy: that’s how James Hoff describes himself. There’s a serene sense of awe and gratitude in Hoff’s voice when he talks about ... more »

Question: How can I control aphids, psyllids and Colorado potato beetles while still maintaining my beneficial insects?

{Sponsored} Many potato farmers use pyrethroid insecticides for a variety of reasons. However, repeatedly using broad-spectrum insecticides has set fa... more »


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