Insects

USDA ARS announces advancement in treating plant bacteria

USDA Agricultural Research Service announced July 14 that it has found an innovative way to treat pathogens (harmful bacteria) and pests in citrus tre... more »

New tools, approaches may yield Colorado potato beetle-resistant varieties

The Colorado potato beetle is a major pest in North America that can reduce potato yields by 30-50% if unchecked. Control has historically relied heav... more »

Colorado Potato Beetle by Zeke Jennings

Summit Agro lowers recommended rate for Colorado potato beetle insecticide

Summit Agro USA has issued a new reduced rate recommendation for its Harvanta insecticide for control of Colorado potato beetle. This recommendati... more »

Rondon named director of OSU’s Integrated Pest Management Center

Silvia Rondon has been appointed director of the Oregon Integrated Pest Management Center (OIPMC) effective July 1. Rondon is a renowned expert... more »

Hybrid fungicide Regev called ‘bridge’ to more biological use for growers

A hybrid fungicide approved in 2020 by the EPA for use in the United States had previously been used successfully in 14 countries. When Israel-base... more »

Potato council supports Growing Climate Solutions Act

On Earth Day (April 22), U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry passed the Growing Climate Solutions Act, which is designed to ... more »

Potato groups urge for re-registration of chlorpyrifos

The National Potato Council and numerous potato-focused, state-level organizations joined dozens of other agricultural organizations as the Chlorpyrif... more »

APHIS adds, releases fields in Idaho pale cyst nematode regulation area

On Jan. 28, 2021, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) added 444 acres to the pale cyst nematode (PCN)-regulated area in Bingham Cou... more »

Agriculture production costs on the rise

Costs for agricultural inputs and crop protection agents are on the rise, reports North American Potato Market News (NAPMN). In the March 17 editio... more »

Vive issues chemigation recommendation for recently approved nematicide

Potato growers have a new tool to battle nematodes in-season with Averland FC. Averland FC (abamectin + Allosperse) was registered by the U.S. Envi... more »


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