Production

Verticillium wilt a ‘complicated knot to untie’ for potato growers

Found in all potato growing regions in the United States, verticillium wilt is a serious disease that diminishes quality and causes significant yield ... more »

Midwest Cover Crops Council to have conference

“Finding Common Ground in Cover Crops” is the theme of the 2021 Midwest Cover Crops Council Conference. The virtual conference, Feb. 23-25, kic... more »

USDA releases Farm Labor Survey, previews AEWR rate increases

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a preview Feb. 11 of what the 2021 H-2A wage rates will look like. USDA released its Farm Labor Surve... more »

Row View of Norkotah 8s-San Acacio Seed

Clean Seed: Essential for Quality Production

{Sponsored}  In the battle against disease, clean seed is the best way to start the season strong. The benefits of using clean certified seed are nu... more »

Postharvest 2020: Potato growers offer feedback on season, future concerns

Spudman recently offered readers a chance to give feedback on their 2020 potato growing season through an online survey. Here are the results of th... more »

TOMRA Food launches Packhouse Academy education platform

TOMRA Food has launched the most comprehensive online learning resource for packhouse professionals in the fresh produce industry. Packhouse Academy, ... more »

Breaking down 2020 seed potato acres

The Russet Burbank isn’t a perfect potato, but it’s versatile enough, productive enough and stores well enough to continue to make it the most-gro... more »

Syngenta to partner with AI-learning company to further crop protection technology

Syngenta Crop Protection is collaborating with artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning company Insilico Medicine to accelerate the invention an... more »

Washington agriculture groups suing state over COVID labor restrictions

Leading agriculture groups in Washington state announced Feb. 2 they are taking legal action against the sate of Washington over recently renewed emer... more »

BioConsortia expanding R&D labs with new California facility

BioConsortia, a microbial solutions company that improves plant phenotypes and increase crop yields with reduced chemical and fertilizer inputs, is an... more »


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