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Scholarships awarded by Greenstone Farm Credit Services

Announcing the 2024 awardees, GreenStone Farm Credit Services has granted $60,000 through the GreenStone Scholarship Program and the Dave Armstrong Sc... READ MORE »

An orange-and-yellow Colorado potato beetle munches on a green leaf.

Neonicotinoids face growing resistance

Neonicotinoid insecticides are important for managing Colorado potato beetles and aphids in potatoes, but challenges to their use are growing. More... READ MORE »

Freshly unearthed potatoes on a bed of rich soil

Fungicide receives registration in California

Crop protection company Albaugh has received registration from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation for a fungicide that helps protect ag... READ MORE »

Bill would increase Specialty Crop Block Grant program authorization by $15M

Two U.S. senators have introduced a bill to increase the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant program authorization by $15 million. The Specialty Crops ... READ MORE »

EPA Herbicide Strategy update aims to increase grower flexibility

An update on the EPA’s draft Herbicide Strategy includes improvements aimed at increasing flexibility for growers and reducing mitigations that may ... READ MORE »

A row of green-topped potato plants

Digging up answers to disease uptick

A familiar potato disease drew recent attention in Pennsylvania with the discovery of previously unidentified pathogens. Researchers at Penn State ... READ MORE »

A row of potato plants covered during an experiment

Project aims to smoke out answers

Nearly 12 years ago, while inspecting a Washington potato field in 2012, Addie Waxman first observed the impact of wildfire smoke on potato plants. ... READ MORE »

A barrel of sprout inhibitor containing CIPC

Potato storage company relocates chlorpropham manufacturing to US

Potato storage company 1,4GROUP has moved its chlorpropham manufacturing to the United States after the sprout inhibitor was not reauthorized for use ... READ MORE »

All 50 states now have access to farming data dashboard

An online resource of farming data and USDA programs is now available to all 50 U.S. states. An April 1 updated added nine states to the farmers.go... READ MORE »

Distribution agreement to soon make insecticide available nationwide

A new agreement between Vestaron and Simplot Grower Solutions will soon make nationwide distribution of a Vestaron insecticide possible. Vestaron�... READ MORE »


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