Production

USDA, Forest Service announce 10-year plan to address wildfire crisis

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Forest Service Chief Randy Moore have outlined a strategy to deal with the growing wildfire crisis in the U.S. ... more »

New dual-mode, postharvest fungicide from Syngenta now available

Potato growers facing postharvest diseases now have a new option for protection during storage. Archive fungicide from Syngenta preserves potato quali... more »

Precision irrigation startup CODA Farm Technologies gets $2.2 million boost

Precision irrigation startup CODA Farm Technologies has received $2.2 million in seed investment from a collection of firms. CODA was founded by br... more »

USDA-APHIS releases 513 acres from PCN-quarantined area in Idaho

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has released 513 acres from pale cyst nematode-monitored fields in southeastern Idaho. ... more »

AgBiome, Lamberti announce biological development partnership

AgBiome and Lamberti are partnering up to develop more biological crop protection solutions. “AgBiome and Lamberti are committed to providing far... more »

Decco launches new postharvest potato treatment

UPL Limited's Decco U.S. Post-Harvest affiliate launched a new treatment for potatoes in early January 2022. Decco DMN Aerosol, now EPA-registered,... more »

FDA seeks comments on produce safety water rule revision

With the release of the proposed produce safety water rule (Subpart E) under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the U.S. Food & Drug Admini... more »

Rethinking Seed Potato Certification: Moving toward a grower-focused system

(NOTE: This is the first of a two-part series on the Vision 2026 program to rethink the seed potato certification system.) A crop consultant’s pe... more »

World FIRA hands out ag robotics awards, adding US show in ’22

A sixth edition of the World FIRA was held Dec. 7-9 with over 1,500 participants from over 50 countries gathered around agricultural robotics in Toulo... more »

Right conveyor belt can be key in potato storing process

It’s no secret that potatoes are a fickle crop. Temperature and weather sensitivity, combined with a short harvest and storage window, makes a smoot... more »


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