Production

USDA seeks nominees for National Potato Promotion Board

The USDA wants nominees to fill 56 producer and two importer member seats on the National Potato Promotion Board. USDA will appoint individuals to suc... more »

Red potato market tumbles

Marketers in the Red River Valley held the base price for #1 size A reds at or above $15 per hundredweight (cwt.) from September through February but ... more »

Targeted herbicide tank mixtures for weed control in potatoes

In the latest issue of Potato Progress, editor Andrew Jensen looks at how to find the right tank mix to control the unique weed problems in each field... more »

Reducing the Consistency of White Mold in Potatoes

{Sponsored} In areas where white mold is a problem, potato farmers can count on it showing up year after year. Disease pressure tends to be consistent... more »

Canopy environment in irrigation a key factor for managing late blight in semiarid environments

Late blight, caused by Phytophthora infestans, is typically not expected to be a problem in the Columbia Basin of Washington and Oregon because the di... more »

University releases planting tool for growers

As growers head into the field for the season, one of their many tasks is figuring planting rates. North Dakota State University has released a table ... more »

Update: Progress on Idaho’s nematode program

The Idaho Potato Commission has released the latest on its efforts to fight the pale cyst nematode. The group also released a statement after a distri... more »

Potato virus detection training workshops set

Researchers are holding three potato virus detection training workshops in the United States this year – at Othello, Washington; Antigo, Wisconsin; ... more »

Mixed results for U.S. potato exports in February  

Potatoes USA has reported that the latest numbers on U.S. potato exports showed both some gains as well as some double-digit losses. The group repo... more »

Progress on Dickeya

A new blackleg pathogen, Dickeya dianthicola, emerged in the eastern U.S. in 2015. Since then researchers have been working to find ways to control th... more »


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