Planting

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 »

Deere & Company to purchase Precision Planting

Deere & Company and The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company, have signed definitive agreements for Deere to acquire the Precisio... more »

Potato acreage increases for 2015

Potato farmers are planting more acres in fall potatoes for 2015. Whether that results in more potatoes at harvest time.The USDA's National Agricultur... more »

Targeting exports

Seed potatoes represent just one percent of U.S. potato exports. It's a drop in the bucket. No matter. Some players in this tiny niche market are mak... more »

Keeping weeds to a minimum

Potato growers can add a new weapon to their weed- control arsenal for the 2012 season with Reflex, a Syngenta herbicide that has shown a lot of promi... more »


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