Planting

Colorado Potato Beetles plentiful in Red River Valley

It's shaping up to be a Colorado Potato Beetle (CPB) year in the Red River Valley. Seems even if an at-plant insecticide was applied, CPB are plentifu... more »

Five things to know about the future of ag

1. Apps are critical to ag. Farmers use mobile technology for many things, including turning irrigation and other equipment on or off, maintaining pes... more »

Growers wrap up planting in Maine

Potato growers in Maine have finished up planting and hope for a smooth season, the Bangor Daily News reports. Last year growers had a troubling year ... more »

Green Bank Observatory helps promote potato growing

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture is encouraging farmers to grow potatoe as cash crops with the help of the Green Bank Observatory in Green ... more »

Simplot signs new deal with Tasmanian growers

Simplot has agreed to pay its suppliers in Tasmania 5 percent more. The increase is set to be phased in over the next three years. The contract with S... more »

How to manage beet leafhoppers

There were a lot more beet leafhoppers (BLHs) on our yellow sticky traps this week. They were found on traps at 42 of the 53 potato fields we monitor... more »

Study tests psyllids for insecticide resistance

A growing resistance of potato psyllids to the neonicotinoid classification of insecticides has Ada Szczepaniec, Texas A&M AgriLife Research entom... more »

NASS changes spring planting report

USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has changed the number of states in its spring potato planting report for 2016, from four to tw... more »

Protecting your crop from disease during planting

Healthy potatoes yield healthy profits.And just like anything else, the end game is directly impacted by the actions you do — or do not — ... more »

Net Irrigate: WireRat pivot monitoring solutions

Eddie DeSalle, CEO and general manager of Net Irrigate, discusses a new version of WireRat, a wireless pivot monitor to help irrigators stop copp... watch »


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