Planting

John Deere announces new sprayers, updated planters, 8 Series tractors

John Deere has introduced new 400 and 600 Series Sprayers. The lineup of 400 Series Sprayers includes the 408R, 410R, and 412R, while the 600 Series i... more »

Row View of Norkotah 8s-San Acacio Seed

Clean Seed: Essential for Quality Production

{Sponsored}  In the battle against disease, clean seed is the best way to start the season strong. The benefits of using clean certified seed are nu... more »

Inside the Industry: Potato rotations

Spudman recently polled readers on the subject potato rotations through an online survey. Here are the results of that survey: RELATED: More sur... more »

MSU study focuses on controlling volunteer potatoes

In general, 2019 was a difficult year for field crop growers throughout Michigan. For many potato growers, winter weather set in before all fields ... more »

Potato planting weather forecast looks favorable for most U.S. regions

Planting season is not far away for the major potato-producing states in the northern U.S. The National Weather Service’s 90-day extended forecas... more »

FBSciences, Yara partnership leads to new biostimulant-calcium nitrate product

FBSciences Inc., a global leader in naturally derived plant health technologies and products, has announced a partnership agreement with Yara North Am... more »

Radish-Mustard-Cover-Crop

USDA announces cover crop incentive program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced a new pilot program that enables farmers in the Prairie Pothol... more »

Seed potato health certificate contains up-to-date status of certified seed

The days when transactions were settled by a handshake bring back sentimental memories, but they are long gone in today’s high-stakes businesses of ... more »

Planting report: Wet spring delays showing up in the numbers

Flooding in the Red River Valley this spring has created havoc for many farmers trying to get their crops planted. Potato farmers there are doing bett... more »

Timing is key for weed control between potato planting, row closure

From potato planting to row closure is a busy time for growers. It’s also a busy time for weeds. Getting the herbicides on at the right time and lin... more »


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