Production

Using perennial grains as crop field borders

Planting beneficial plants next to gardens and crop fields large and small has been a standard practice for decades, even centuries. The plants provid... more »

Pacific Northwest wildfire, smoke risk presents potential harm to potato plants

Where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire, and that’s certainly been the case in the Western U.S. in recent years. The increasing number of W... more »

U.S. potato industry responds to USDA’s decision to resume PEI imports

On behalf of the U.S. potato industry, NPC and 11 state organizations wrote to Secretary Vilsack to express disappointment over USDA’s recent de... more »

Albaugh aquires Rotam in crop protection merger

Albaugh, a crop protection product provider, has completed an acquisition of Rotam Global AgroSciences. The acquisition by the Ankeny, Iowa-based ... more »

Steve Culman becomes Washington State’s first potato-focused endowed chair

Launching Washington State University’s first distinguished program serving potato agriculture, Steve Culman will delve below the surface to keep a ... more »

Newly discovered protein in fungus bypasses plant defenses

A protein that allows the fungus that causes white mold stem rot in more than 600 plant species to overcome plant defenses has been identified by a te... more »

Full vaccination requirements extended for H-2A workers

The Department of Homeland Security announced April 21 that it is extending requirements that non-citizens are fully vaccinated upon entering the U.S.... more »

Water concerns abound in Idaho following lackluster snowpack

A strong winter snowpack to fill Idaho’s reservoirs and canals for the 2022 growing season was the hope for the state’s potato farmers following t... more »

Grant funded to research fertilizer additives to improve seed potato performance

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $9.98 million to 14 collaborative, multi-state projects impacting 28 states to enhance the compe... more »

Klamath Basin producers in California facing water shortages

Food production along the California-Oregon border will likely be significantly curtailed after the federal government announced April 11 that it inte... more »


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