Production

Preventing disease by capturing spores

Crop disease battles are a constant, and fungal pathogens can be a force to be reckoned with, particularly as inputs remain costly and pathogens build... more »

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APHIS removes pale cyst nematode-associated acreage from regulation in Idaho 

On Jan. 11, 2023, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) released approximately 32 acres in Bingham County, Idaho, from regulation for... more »

Michigan’s Ag Ideas to Grow With online course open for registration

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension invites you to attend the 2023 MI Ag Ideas to Grow With conference, held virtually, Feb. 27 - Mar. 10, 2023... more »

Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance issues recommendations for 2023 Farm Bill

The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA), a national coalition of more than 200 specialty crop organizations representing growers of fruits, vege... more »

WSPC announces Potato Day 2023

Every year, potato farmers from across the region migrate to Olympia, Washington, to share this year’s potato harvest and celebrate Potato Day. O... more »

NPC to CFIA: Modernize long-term management plan to prevent PEI potato wart spread

An advisory panel created in the wake of a political firestorm over the Prince Edward Island (PEI) potato wart crisis submitted a report in late Janua... more »

NPGA reminds growers to be cautious with hydraulic hoses in winter

Extreme cold temperatures throughout the winter months can cause challenges to hydraulic hose lines in tractors and machinery. “The temperature o... more »

There’s still time to register for Potato Academy

Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC) is supplying growers with applied information on potato production at its first Potato Academy. Potato Acad... more »

NDSU/UMN seeking growers’ help with vine kill study

The North Dakota State University and University of Minnesota potato agronomy research team is working on modeling 10-foot dig data to provide better ... more »

USDA publishes Strengthening Organic Enforcement final rule

On Jan. 18, the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) previewed the Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) final rule. This update to the USDA organic ... more »


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