Production

Will farm workers finally be legal in 2009?

With a Democratic president taking control and stronger Democratic majorities in Congress, does immigration reform for agricultural workers stand a ch... more »

Idaho’s Potato Farmers Planting Next Year’s Ideas

If Idaho potato farmers plant more acres than they did last year, they could derail the price gains they?ve made the past three years and wreck prospe... more »

Facility has looked at potato storage issues for more than 20 years

At the University of Idaho's research storage facility in Kimberly, Nora Olsen has been overseeing the best methods of potato storage for almost 10 ye... more »

Wet Spring Delays P.E.I. Potato Planting Season by up to 12 Days

The general manager of the P.E.I. Potato Board says a wet spring has delayed planting season by as much as 10 to 12 days. Truro Daily News... more »

On March to Honor Farmworker, Relatives Call for Reforms

They fell for one another in junior high school, in a village deep in Mexico's Sierra Madre range. MercuryNews.com... more »

Vine kill, harvest can be simpler following a few easy tips

The harvest season is rapidly approching — the evidence of a season's worth of hard work and it can make or break a farm. Tensions will be high ... more »

Use chemicals wisely to preserve good insects and nematodes

Every field is teeming with life from nematodes to bacteria and fungi to insects and there's a benefit to keeping it that way. There are often too man... more »

Early identification can prevent early die in following years

Verticillium wilt, a major component of potato early dying, is caused by the soilborne fungus, Verticillium dahliae, which causes wilt and crop loss i... more »

Fungicide resistance management grows ever more popular

Most vegetable growers probably have panic attacks just from the thought of a massive fungicide failure. Virtually every crop has its potential plague... more »

USDA Planting Report To Provide Clues On Outlook For Ag Cos

U.S. farmers are expected to continue boosting investment this year, but a closely-watched government report next week and rising input costs are like... more »


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