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Inside the Potato Industry: Disease control

COMMENTS Common scab “No feasible control outside planting resistant cultivars.” “There is no control available that actually works.” ... more »

Suggestions for spring cover crops to improve soil health

One principle of managing soil for improved soil health is to always have a crop growing on the soil. This will maintain or add organi... more »

Eastern Idaho growers could experience slight planting delay

Potato growers in eastern Idaho could see some slight planting delays, but not nearly as drastic as their Pacific Northwest counterparts in Washington... more »

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Soil health: Experts say use one-step-at-a-time approach

Hall-of-Fame quarterback Dan Marino once did a TV commercial endorsing Isotoner gloves. In it, he gifted gloves to his offensive linemen, who were res... more »

Washington growers four weeks behind schedule due to weather

Wet conditions and a lingering winter are causing potato planting delays around the country. In the Pacific Northwest, in particular, precise planting... more »

Food safety group wants EPA to tighten restrictions on seeds treated with pesticides

The Center for Food Safety (CFS) wants the EPA to tighten up its regulation of planted seeds treated with systemic insecticides. If the EPA agrees, it... more »

Micronutrients for stress reduction in potatoes — and for growers

{Sponsored} Micronutrients tend to fall by the wayside, but their importance should not be overlooked. A comprehensive nutrition plan is paramount. T... more »

Produce Safety Alliance looking at clarifying complex FSMA water rules

In an effort to ensure the safety of fresh fruits and vegetables for consumers, Cornell’s Produce Safety Alliance is helping to explain complex fede... more »

USDA creates pests and diseases website for more accessible information

Each year, the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) must respond to new threats to America’s agricultural and natural resources... more »

Variable rate technology pays off in the Netherlands

University of Wageningen researcher Corné Kempenaar and his colleagues at the Department of Agro Systems Research conducted a study to assess the cos... more »


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