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EPA approves Bayer’s Velum Rise fungicide/nematicide

Bayer has received EPA approval of its Velum Rise fungicide/nematicide for the suppression of Rhizoctonia, black dot, nematodes and other soilborne di... READ MORE »

Bayer introduces new crop protection products in Canada

New potato crop protection products from Bayer have been registered for use in Canada and will be available for the 2024 growing season. Emesto┬áCo... READ MORE »

Potato LEAF seeking items for live and silent auctions

The Potato Leadership, Education, and Advancement Foundation will play host to live and silent auctions during Potato Expo 2024 to support leadership ... READ MORE »

BASF’s Pforr inducted into Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame

A BASF executive has been inducted into the Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame. Kristen Pforr, vice president of operations, Care Chemicals, has work... READ MORE »

Nominations sought for potato industry board positions

The National Potato Council has three designated voting board seats to be held by growers representing the U.S. potato industry on the Potato Sustaina... 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 »

Emergence of elicitors

The concept of integrated pest management includes environmentally sustainable and economically effective approaches to control pests that r... READ MORE »

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 »

USDA declares April 2023 Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is declaring April 2023 Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month (IPPDAM). This national out... READ MORE »


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