Diseases

FMC acquires part of DuPont’s Crop Protection business

FMC Corporation and DuPont have signed a definitive agreement for FMC to acquire the portion of DuPont's Crop Protection business it must divest to co... more »

Neonicotinoids losing efficiency in potato psyllid control

The potato industry may be losing a mainstay in the battle against psyllids, according to a recent Texas A&M AgriLife Research study. Ada Szcze... more »

Disease-free potato seed key to successful crop

Starting the season with disease-free potato seed stock is the first step in establishing a good stand that will maximize yield potential. There are s... more »

California revises proposed rules on pesticide use near schools

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has released a revised proposal for regulating the use of agricultural pesticides near school ... more »

New lab to study potato genetics to prevent losses while in storage

When most people think of potatoes, the word research does not usually follow. But with their Mr. Potato head mascot watching over the lab, the Univer... more »

Registration open for Potato Scout School

Registration is now open for the 2017 Potato Scout School, presented by North Dakota State University and the University of Minnesota. The meeting wil... more »

Nufarm teams up with John Deere Financial

Nufarm and John Deere Financial have teamed up to help farmers grow a better tomorrow. This program helps make purchases of Nufarm products easier and... more »

LifeGard WG biological plant activator registered by EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has registered LifeGard WG, a foliar-applied biological plant activator, for use on potatoes, sugar beets, fr... more »

Growers see yield benefits with V+M Solution

Nematodes and diseases can wreak havoc on the most promising of potato crops. A focus on nematode control to increase root health is one way to keep p... more »

Study reveals evolution of late blight

New North Carolina State University research delves into the movement and evolution of the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine in the 1840s, ... more »


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