Production

Potato Industry: Tariffs, transportation, soil health top list of issues

Tariffs were a major story for the global economy in 2018 and the potato industry did not escape their effects. China and Mexico — two of the la... more »

Gowan targets biological development with EcoFlora Agro acquisition

Gowan Company has created a new business unit dedicated to biological development and innovation. As part of this initiative, Gowan has purchased the ... more »

Valent’s Fierce MTX herbicide receives EPA approval

Valent U.S.A. has launched Fierce MTZ Herbicide — a stand-alone liquid formulation that combines the company’s leading herbicide, Fierce Herbici... more »

Key Technology introduces new software package for VERYX digital sorters

Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, introduced its enhanced FMAlert software for VERYX digital sorters. FMAlert... more »

Industry to tackle top issues in D.C.

Potato growers will soon make their annual trip to Washington, D.C. to meet with Congress, including newly elected members. The meeting’s location a... more »

Trade in 2019

Trade was uneasy for growers throughout the past year with the end of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in sight while growers tried to ... more »

Employer group seeks ’emergency relief’ from DOL’s Adverse Effective Wage Rates

In a filing made Jan. 7, the National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) asked the federal District Court for the District of Columbia to enjo... more »

Legion Bio Chem launches new seed treatment designed to increase plant health

Legion Bio Chem recently launched its newest product, EnduraSeed, adding to the EnduraGro biologicals product line. Legion’s GroWell Solutions incl... more »

Specialty crop equipment highlighted by World Ag Expo

Results are in for World Ag Expo’s Top 10 New Products Competition, sponsored by Bank of America. A large and impressive field of cutting-edge, c... more »

Biological sprout inhibitor could stop fungal growth

2017 saw European retailers and potato growers scramble to comply with rules requiring lower rates of the commonly used sprout inhibitor chlorpropham ... more »


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