Production

Late blight confirmed in Washington, Wisconsin

Late summer means the threat of late blight for potato growers in the northern U.S. Thus far, late blight has been confirmed in central Wisconsin a... more »

Mobile sanitation station introduced by Birko

Birko has launched the Birko Mobile Mister sanitizing equipment for various industries and facilities. Birko’s Mobile Mister was developed to ... more »

Michigan farmers may legally challenge COVID employee testing order

An Aug. 3 Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Emergency Order mandating COVID-19 testing by farm employers with 20 or more farmwo... more »

Marrone Bio, Vive to combine technologies for new bio crop protection products

Marrone Bio Innovations, an international leader in sustainable bioprotection and plant health solutions, and Vive Crop Protection, a leader in Precis... more »

Packaging firms eying automation, flexibility solutions

Increasing customer demands coupled with the need for automation and labor reduction make end-of-line packaging a key area for food producers. We r... more »

Best practice potato storage advice from University of Idaho researchers

Optimal storage practices start in the field and can hinge on a variety of factors and conditions, both with the tubers and inside their storage envir... more »

Ag employers group petitions DOL on H-2A wage rates

On Aug. 4, the National Council of Agricultural Employers petitioned U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia to amend the regulatory methodol... more »

Michigan requires COVID testing for agriculture, processing workers

On Aug. 3, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon issued an Emergency Order requiring COVID-19 testing for ag... more »

Eagle Eye Produce harvesting new crop of russets

Eagle Eye Produce, a grower and shipper of fresh produce, will start shipping new crop of russet potatoes the week of Aug. 3-7, with red and yellow po... more »

Potato sprout control in storage a changing landscape

Growing a healthy potato crop and proper loading into storages present only the initial steps to ensure a steady, uninterrupted supply of potatoes thr... more »


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