Production

Potato Virus Y (PVY) Update: The good and the bad

When it comes to reporting about potato virus Y (PVY), it’s a good news, bad news kind of story. The good news is that researchers are seeing les... more »

All fresh potatoes from PEI halted to US due to potato wart cases

The National Potato Council (NPC) and grower organizations throughout the United States welcomed the Nov. 22 announcement by Canada's Acting Chief Pla... more »

Potato wart detected in PEI fields, seed suspended to US

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recently reported the detection of potato wart in two fields where potatoes were being grown for processing... more »

UI close to opening ‘top-end’ seed potato laboratory

The University of Idaho is close to opening a new Seed Potato Germplasm Laboratory, which is the place where most Idaho potatoes are “born.” Th... more »

John Deere’s See & Spray receives accolades from Consumer Technology Association

John Deere has been named a CES 2022 Innovation Awards Best of Innovation honoree in the Robotics category, and an honoree in the Vehicle Intelligence... more »

Three on-farm conversation trial projects coming to Washington

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding $25 million to conservation partners across the country for 18 new projects under the Conservati... more »

Western Growers reacts to infrastructure bill passage in House

In response to the Nov. 5 passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by the U.S. House of Representatives, Western Growers President & ... more »

NPC leaders meet with EPA on pesticide reviews

Members of the National Potato Council’s (NPC) Environmental Committee along with members of the organization’s Grower Pesticide Advisory Panel re... more »

Dewulf launches online configurator

At Dewulf's recent virtual trade fair, the company showcased its new online configurator, which can streamline multiple machines at once. Thanks to... more »

USDA-NIFA awards $2.6 million in grants to four potato breeding programs

The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced Nov. 3 four grants totaling $2,665,520 to four potato breeding programs around the c... more »


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