Production

Velum Prime-Movento combo shows effective results in nematode control

With the potential to cause up to 90% annual yield loss, nematodes can be a key threat to a potato crop. Nematodes affect potatoes directly by feeding... more »

Gowan acquires late blight, rhizoctonia protection agents from Bayer

Gowan Crop Protection Limited, an affiliate of Gowan Co. LLC., has entered into agreements with Bayer AG to acquire rights to the active ingredients f... more »

Reinke Irrigation rolls out electronic swing arm corner technology

Reinke Manufacturing has introduced the ESAC, an electronic swing arm corner technology to growers in the U.S. and Canada. Used in tandem with swing ... more »

LOCKWOOD Mobile Tank

Lockwood announces new Mobile TANK potato harvesting equipment

Lockwood Manufacturing has announced the launch of its latest potato equipment innovation — the Mobile TANK, which is new for 2020. The Mobile TA... more »

Agriculture leaders implore Senate to take action on Adverse Effect Wage Rate

With the new increased Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR) going into effect Jan. 2, 2020, the National Potato Council (NPC), as part of the Agriculture ... more »

TOMRA to showcase new 3A potato sorter at Potato Expo

TOMRA Food has introduced the TOMRA 3A, a vision sorter for the separation of a range of foreign material from unwashed potatoes. Developed in res... more »

Syngenta celebrates 40th anniversary

Growers rely on seed treatments to prepare for each season’s unique challenges. In an effort to meet this need, Syngenta and its legacy companie... more »

Valley receives patent for variable rate irrigation (VRI)

Valley Irrigation, a Valmont company, recently received a patent for a new and better way for growers to implement Variable Rate Irrigation (VRI)... more »

US potato stocks down 4%, processing numbers continue to increase

Potato stocks in the U.S. are down about 4% from this time last year, reported the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service Northwest Regional ... more »

House passes Farm Workforce Modernization Act, move applauded by NPC

The National Potato Council welcomed U.S. House passage of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (H.R. 5038) Dec. 11. The bill, sponsored by Reps. Zoe ... more »


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