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

May 22
IPM working group to meet in Oregon

The Resilient Potato Production Initiative Workgroup, a coalition of members of the potato community working to increase the adoption of IPM practices in the Pacific Northwest, will continue its work in Portland, Oregon this June. The main challenge ... more

May 21
Farm Bill voted down in US House

A proposed 2018 Farm Bill failed in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday, May 18. The Republican leadership failed to gather votes from its conservative members, national news media reported, and the bill failed 198-213. House Agricultu... more

May 17
USDA proposes regulation change for specialty varieties

The USDA has proposed rule to change the varietal classifications that determine the size requirements for U.S. No. 2 grade potatoes to account for changing consumer preferences for specialty and fingerling varieties. These varieties are handled u... more

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