crop management

Research studies herbicide damage to potatoes caused by heavy rainfall

Farmers throughout southern and eastern Idaho were befuddled by the bizarre symptoms of crop damage that surfaced in their potato fields following a b... READ MORE »

President Biden announces actions to address farmers’ costs and food insecurity

President Biden, along with USDA Secretary Vilsak, visited a farm in Kankakee, Illinois, May 11 to announce actions to be taken in support of the nati... READ MORE »

NPC requests extension on overreaching new SEC climate rule

The National Potato Council joined more than 100 agricultural organizations on a letter requesting a 180-day extension to the comment period for the S... READ MORE »

Grant funded to research fertilizer additives to improve seed potato performance

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $9.98 million to 14 collaborative, multi-state projects impacting 28 states to enhance the compe... READ MORE »

BASF’s seeks expansion of AgroStart program with SVG Ventures partnership

SVG Ventures Thrive has partnered with BASF on its AgroStart program as the company expands its North American footprint. AgroStart is BASF’s ope... READ MORE »

USDA to incentivize more fertilizer options through new grant program

The USDA is adding a $250-million grant program to incentivize more fertilizer options for U.S. food producers. The announcement from the USDA came... READ MORE »

Organic potato stocks starting to run low

Stocks of organic potatoes are starting to dwindle, according to distributors in Colorado and Wisconsin. In an article by the Organic Produce Netwo... READ MORE »

Syngenta adds sustainability-measuring function to its CropWise app

Syngenta has added a Sustainable Outcomes in Agriculture (SOA) standard through its Cropwise Sustainability app, an innovative tool that puts sustaina... READ MORE »

Breaking down 2021 seed potato acres

U.S. potato farmers grew more acres of accepted certified seed potatoes in 2021 than they had previously produced since 2017. Certified seed acreag... READ MORE »

BASF working to combat supply chain issues, offers advice for growers

BASF is working toward making sure its crop protection protects remain available to growers amid the ongoing supply chain issues in the U.S. The co... READ MORE »


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