Program keeps close eye on psyllids

For a second consecutive year, a University of Idaho (U of I) pest monitoring program trapped relatively few potato psyllids in Idaho spud fields duri... READ MORE »

University of Idaho germplasm program has new director

A specialist in plant pathology and fungal disease is the new director of the University of Idaho’s Seed Potato Germplasm program. Kayla Spawton beg... READ MORE »

New members join Michigan Seed Potato Advisory Committee

Two new members have been appointed to the Michigan Seed Potato Advisory Committee, while three members have been reappointed. Each appointee serve... READ MORE »

Longtime Idaho grower Atchley dies at age 79

Idaho potato grower and irrigation innovator Clen Atchley died March 17 at age 79. A member of the East Idaho Agriculture Hall of Fame and longtime... READ MORE »

Idaho grower’s success starts with soil

Brant Darrington farms near Declo, Idaho, in the southern part of the state. Nutrient management and fertilization are important components at Marsh C... READ MORE »

Technology provides new weapons in battling blight

Late blight, a potentially devastating disease caused by the fungal-like oomycete pathogen Phytophtora infestans, can strike potato foliage and tubers... READ MORE »

Longtime NPGA contributor Phelps dies at 59

Todd Phelps, 59, of Grand Forks, North Dakota, died Feb. 21 after a four-year battle with colon cancer. On Feb. 20, Phelps received the Northland P... READ MORE »

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Discovery led by MSU researchers could reduce harmful chemicals in fried potatoes

New research at Michigan State University could lessen health concerns associated with cold-stored potatoes. Samantha Brichta details the discovery in... READ MORE »

New report finds potatoes worth $2.5 billion annually to Michigan

A new report authored by Michigan State University economists found that the potato industry generates $2.5 billion each year to the state’s gross d... READ MORE »

2023 stocks near halfway point in North Dakota, Minnesota

North Dakota growers, dealers, and processors held 13.4 million cwt of potatoes in storage on Feb. 1, with current stocks representing 51% of 2023 pr... READ MORE »

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