Production

Potato brown rot bacteria found in Michigan greenhouse

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the detection of Ralstonia solanacear... more »

BASF offering xarvio digital field manager tool free for 2020

BASF announced it will offer xarvio Field Manager free of charge to farmers in the U.S. and Canada for the 2020 season. xarvio offers crop producti... more »

Organic potatoes continue to gain market share, although still behind other produce

Organic produce accounted for 15% of all produce sales in the U.S. in 2018. While the market share for organic potatoes is much lower than that, stati... more »

How COVID-19 is backing up potato supply chain, reducing acreage

(UPDATE: USDA announces $19 billion coronavirus relief package for food industry, including $2.1 billion for specialty crops) Stories from two pota... more »

USDA, DHS temporarily relaxes H-2A rules on guest workers staying in US

The Department of Homeland Security, with the support of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), announced April 15 a temporary final rule to chang... more »

Improving phosphite performance for pink rot control

Pink rot, caused by the oomycete pathogen Phytophthora erythroseptica, can cause significant problems in potato production. Pink rot is typically more... more »

Foodservice-to-retail shift has potato industry adjusting on the fly

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has turned the food industry upside down. Most sit-down restaurants have been forced into takeout or delivery only, w... more »

MSU study focuses on controlling volunteer potatoes

In general, 2019 was a difficult year for field crop growers throughout Michigan. For many potato growers, winter weather set in before all fields ... more »

University of Idaho researchers offer tips on potato disease, harvesting, irrigation

Educational sessions were packed as potato growers learned about strategies to fight crop diseases at the 52nd Idaho Potato Conference, hosted by the... more »

Summit Agro launches new website, fungicide for late blight, fusarium, rhizoctonia

Summit Agro USA has launched a new website designed from the ground up to be a solutions-centric tool for growers, dealers, consultants and PCAs. "... more »


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