crop management

Tuber infected with root-knot nematodes. Photo: Cynthia Gleason

The PAPAS project

About 20% of what a farmer spends to grow a crop of potatoes is for nematicide applications. In Idaho, the pale cyst nematode (Globodera pallid... READ MORE »

CDFA offers funding to two IPM technical assistance projects

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has awarded $1.1 million in funding to support integrated pest management technical assistance proje... READ MORE »

potato fields

Study reveals information on the timing of potassium chloride in potato fields

Sarah Light, an agronomy farm advisor with University of California Cooperative Extension, led a study on the timing of potassium chloride in potato f... READ MORE »

Vanmark’s new vine remover machine

Vanmark launches new vine remover machine for potato processors

Vanmark, an industrial potato and produce processing equipment manufacturer, announced the launch of its vine remover machine. The new machine removes... READ MORE »

EPA expedites protection on high-risk pesticides

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an effort to expedite protections on some high-risk uses of four organophosphate pesticides. ... READ MORE »

FAO reviews 1,4-DMN for CODEX MRL approval

A naturally-occurring bio-control, 1,4-dimethylnaphthalene (1,4-DMN), that enhances dormancy, controls spouting and encourages field-fresh quality in ... READ MORE »

USDA offers funding for 2023 Compost and Food Waste Reduction pilot programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the availability of up to $9.5 million for Compost and Food Waste Reduction (CFWR) pilot projects ... READ MORE »

Researchers investigate ways to reduce pesticide drift

To reduce the effects of pesticide drift and protect pollinators, researchers with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Research S... READ MORE »

The quest for a definition

Each year, farmers hear about new and exciting published research on plant biostimulants, but there seems to be a disconnect when looking at product l... READ MORE »

Reduced row width for increased yield

Potatoes have been grown in a specific way for decades, with traditional spacing between them, but research has proved that they can be grow... READ MORE »


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