Diseases

Clen and Emma Atchley grow crops while preserving the environment

Some people believe farmers stand in the way of protecting the environment, but there are growers out there working to preserve the land and the nutri... more »

Intensified nationwide testing under consideration

Potato growers in Idaho are in for a lot more of the same kind of activities" as they enter the 2007 growing season. But growers across the United Sta... more »

Planting the Seeds of Success

It's difficult to think about planting as the Michigan snow covers everything in a blanket of white and temperatures dip below zero, but based on the ... more »

Packaging innovation unlocks the future for Colorado potato grower

It's shiny, almost futuristic. It's compact and made of stainless steel and glass. It's computer driven and engineered to size, weigh and pack potatoe... more »

Selecting A Source: Look into Farm’s History Before Choosing a Seed Provider

When growers are looking for a seed potato provider, there are some things they must each consider first, said Phillip Nolte, Extension seed potato sp... more »

Disease Thrives on Cool, Wet Weather in Midwest, East

Prevailing weather for the Midwest and Eastern states during the summer of 2004 can be summed up in two words cool and wet. It just so happens that th... more »

Healthy Soil Regimen Reduces Need for Chemical Attack

For more than 30 years, potato growers have managed the chronic disease called potato early dying (or potato early die) with a chemical attack that ra... more »

Pacific Northwest Taking Proactive Measures to Stop Threat

The recent discovery of potato tuberworms (PTW) and tuber moths has potato growers and industry officials concerned and researchers studying how and w... more »

Different Practices Can Help Manage Late Blight in Sprinkler-Irrigated Potatoes


Integration of several control tactics is needed to manage potato late blight in sprinkler-irrigated potatoes. These include strict sanitation pra... more »

Disease Control Measures Should Be Taken Right Up Until Harvest

After growers apply the desiccants that will kill their potato vines and set the stage for harvest, it's not yet time to park the sprayer. They should... more »


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