Production

Potato psyllid monitoring underway in Idaho

The University of Idaho, in collaboration with Miller Research and crop consultants across the state will continue its monitoring program for potato p... more »

HELM gets California approval for metolachlor herbicides

HELM Agro announced that the California Department of Pesticide Regulations (CDPR) has approved HELMET and HELMET SPC herbicides for use on selected c... more »

Lindsay’s FieldNET Advisor adds crops and features

Lindsay has added new features to further enhance its FieldNET technology and extend its capabilities to more growers around the world. “The new... more »

Blight hotlines to provide help for potato growers

Syngenta and prominent potato disease researchers from universities across the country will continue their partnerships on potato blight hotlines for ... more »

IPM working group to meet in Oregon

The Resilient Potato Production Initiative Workgroup, a coalition of members of the potato community working to increase the adoption of IPM practices... more »

USDA proposes regulation change for specialty varieties

The USDA has proposed rule to change the varietal classifications that determine the size requirements for U.S. No. 2 grade potatoes to account for ch... more »

NPC files comments on ‘neonics’

The National Potato Council has filed comments with the Environmental Protection Agency urging a science-based approach to their assessment of four ne... more »

Midwest experiences fertilizer shortage 

Due to spring storms in the Midwest this year, the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association said, farmers who typically would have been in the field... more »

Potato planting well underway in North Dakota and Minnesota

For the week ending May 6, there were six days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. The Northern ... more »

US frozen exports down in March

U.S. exports of potatoes and potato products were mixed again in March 2018 with exports of dehydrated potatoes up, while both frozen and fresh export... more »


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