June 4
Late blight look-alike spotted in southern US

Jean Ristaino, a professor at North Carolina State University with emphasis in research on Phytophthora infestans, provided University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension a report on a late blight look-alike from tomato and potato in North Carolina. Th... more

June 4
First potato psyllid of the season found in Idaho

One potato psyllid was collected on a sticky trap in potato in Canyon County. On June 1, Pacific Northwest Pest Alert Network reported that the psyllid was collected from sticky cards at a light site that week. The network reported they had ... more

May 31
U.S. gives OK for Bayer takeover of Monsanto following asset purge

Reuters reported May 29 Bayer (BAYGn.DE) won U.S. approval for its planned takeover of Monsanto (MON.N) after agreeing to sell about $9 billion in assets, clearing a major hurdle for the $62.5 billion deal that will create by far the largest seeds an... more

May 30
BioSafe Systems introduces new biological fungicide

BioSafe Systems has released PVent Biological Fungicide through a partnership between BioSafe and Lallemand Plant Care. Due to its active ingredient, a 93 percent Gliocladium catenulam strain J1446, BioSafe said the fungicide  has unique adaption... more

May 30
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 psyllids, zebra chip, and liberibacter, the bacterium that causes zebra chip. The monitoring program ... more

May 29
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 crops in that state. HELMET and HELMET SPC are HELM Agro US’ newest additions to the metolachlor... more

May 24
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 features will give growers an increased level of customization and mobility, while helping them be ... more

May 24
IPC taps new marketing director

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has hired Ross Johnson as its new international marketing director. “There is a lot of opportunity for international growth and for educating retailers on the importance of the Idaho potato in their produce depa... more

May 23
Farm bill vote by U.S. House panned by New York Farm Bureau

New York’s farmers are disappointed by the failure of the U.S. House to pass the 2018 Farm Bill. The following is a statement by New York Farm Bureau President David Fisher. “New York Farm Bureau is disappointed in the vote on the 2018 Farm Bi... more

May 22
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 2018. Growers in Idaho, Michigan, North Dakota, Oregon and Washington can call the hotlines for acce... more

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