Production

Planting report: Wet spring delays showing up in the numbers

Flooding in the Red River Valley this spring has created havoc for many farmers trying to get their crops planted. Potato farmers there are doing bett... more »

Inside the Industry: Pest Control

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Nearly half of Washington facing emergency drought conditions

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has expanded the drought emergency declaration to cover nearly half of Washington state due to worsened, poor water supply ... more »

Chlorpyrifos pesticide to be banned by California

The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) said its Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) would ban the use of the pesticide and toxic... more »

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Arming against the pale cyst nematode threat

Potato production in the U.S. and the viability of international markets for U.S. potatoes are threatened by the presence and potential geographic spr... more »

PVY: Study shows how different strains affect different potato varieties

Potato virus Y (PVY) is one of the most troublesome diseases potato growers face. The virus can have a backbreaking effect on a farm’s bottom line, ... more »

New zebra chip disease variety discovered in Oregon

A previously unknown variety of zebra chip disease has been discovered in Oregon. In December 2017, chipping potato tubers that originated in the K... more »

Timing is key for weed control between potato planting, row closure

From potato planting to row closure is a busy time for growers. It’s also a busy time for weeds. Getting the herbicides on at the right time and lin... more »

Colorado Potato Beetle

Colorado potato beetle research advances, but persistent pest continues to adapt

The Colorado potato beetle is a major pest throughout North America. Damage caused by the beetle can greatly reduce yield and even kill plants. For de... more »

New potato disease video series released by Michigan State University

Dickeya and Pectobacterium are closely related bacteria species that cause seed piece decay, blackleg, aerial stem rot and wilt and tuber soft rot.... more »


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