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NPC, 10 state potato groups express concern about proposed EPA program

The National Potato Council joined 10 state potato organizations in filing comments expressing concern about proposed EPA’s proposed Vulnerable List... READ MORE »

Pathways to storage sustainability

The Potato Sustainability Alliance (PSA) works to improve on-farm sustainability by addressing issues such as soil preparation, planting, irrigation a... READ MORE »

PEI fall cover crop research yields promising results

For generations, Prince Edward Island (PEI) has been known for potatoes. Canada’s smallest province continues to grow the largest acreage of potatoe... READ MORE »

National Potato Council calls for increased funding for USDA pest management agency

The National Potato Council joined dozens of other agricultural organizations in requesting increased funding for the USDA’s Office of Pest Manageme... READ MORE »

Hybrid fungicide shows promise in controlling early blight

A new hybrid fungicide combining botanical and conventional chemistries has shown promising results in controlling early blight and boosting yields. ... READ MORE »

Federal assistance planned for growers affected by natural disaster in 2022

Help for producers who suffered losses because of a natural disaster in 2022 is on the way. Up to $3.7 billion in federal assistance will be available... READ MORE »

Newly approved fungicide offers defense against early blight, other potato diseases

A new fungicide that offers potato growers control of early blight, white mold and other diseases has received EPA approval. Luna Pro, the latest a... READ MORE »

Freshly harvested potatoes on the ground

MSU to use $750,000 grant to research potato early die complex

Michigan State University researchers will use a $750,000 federal grant to develop sustainable methods of managing potato early die complex. Mariso... READ MORE »

Image of potatoes in the ground about to be harvested.

Potato Power

A recent report highlighting the potato industry’s $100.9 billion economic impact in the U.S. featured eye-catching numbers, and the timing of its r... READ MORE »

Potatoes fresh from the field

Herbicide for use in potatoes, hemp and other crops obtains federal registration

A herbicide for use in onions, potatoes and other crops to help control annual grasses and key broadleaf weeds before emergence has been federally reg... READ MORE »


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