Production

Legion Bio Chem launches new seed treatment designed to increase plant health

Legion Bio Chem recently launched its newest product, EnduraSeed, adding to the EnduraGro biologicals product line. Legion’s GroWell Solutions incl... more »

Specialty crop equipment highlighted by World Ag Expo

Results are in for World Ag Expo’s Top 10 New Products Competition, sponsored by Bank of America. A large and impressive field of cutting-edge, c... more »

Biological sprout inhibitor could stop fungal growth

2017 saw European retailers and potato growers scramble to comply with rules requiring lower rates of the commonly used sprout inhibitor chlorpropham ... more »

Early Season Potato Herbicide Considerations

{Sponsored} Weeds are a grower’s enemy, so tackling them head on early in the season can make a world of difference later. Because there are a limit... more »

Small farmers still face great deal of physical effort

Many farms are equipped with up-to-date, labor-saving machines and equipment. However, many tasks on smaller, start-up farms require a great deal of p... more »

Department of Labor realizing H-2A print requirements not effective

The American Farm Bureau Federation is urging the Department of Labor to continue allowing farmers to satisfy their legal obligations under the H-2A... more »

USDA conducting two new studies on irrigation practices

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct two special studies as part of the 2017 C... more »

Red River Valley potato crop aided by early snowfall cover

As we near the halfway point of the Red River Valley fresh crop shipping season, marketers are pleased, especially when comparing this year to last ye... more »

Reducing pesticide residue focus of Washington State University project

Reducing the use of broad-spectrum pesticides that leave residues on food marks the focus of a new research project led by Lav Khot, an assistant prof... more »

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2018 Seed Potato Crop Report: Eastern, Central United States

Growing a successful seed potato crop means navigating two major variables: weather and disease/pest pressure. For the most part, growers were able to... more »


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