University of Idaho

Idaho awards grants for PVY, soil health, dehy potato export studies

Interest in the Idaho State Department of Agriculture’s annual specialty crop program was up considerably this year compared with last year. ISDA... READ MORE »

Improving phosphite performance for pink rot control

Pink rot, caused by the oomycete pathogen Phytophthora erythroseptica, can cause significant problems in potato production. Pink rot is typically more... READ MORE »

PVY: Study shows how different strains affect different potato varieties

Potato virus Y (PVY) is one of the most troublesome diseases potato growers face. The virus can have a backbreaking effect on a farm’s bottom line, ... READ MORE »

Potato Sustainability Initiative members to see changes in compliance

The Potato Sustainability Initiative (PSI) is hoping to make life a little easier for its participating members. Changes are coming to the way ... READ MORE »

ISDA, UI Extension sponsor pesticide stewardship conference

University of Idaho Extension and the Idaho State Department of Agriculture will sponsor the Pesticide Stewardship Conference: Managing Drift February... READ MORE »

Monsanto interested in Bayer CropScience

Monsanto has reportedly shown interest in the possible acquisition of Bayer CropScience.Reuters reports that Monsanto executives recently held a meeti... READ MORE »

Report: pesticide residues do not pose safety concern for food

The USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has posted data from the 2014 Pesticide Data Program (PDP) Annual Summary, which confirms that overall... READ MORE »

USDA grants $3 million for robotics research

The USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced $3 million in grants to advance the use of co-robots that benefit and assis... READ MORE »

NCPA launches new website

The North Carolina Potato Association (NCPA) has launched its redesigned website, NCPotatoes.org.The website provides information about North Carolina... READ MORE »

Robinson receives Spudman ELA

Andy Robinson, Ph.D., received Spudman's 2015 Emerging Leader Award (ELA) during the National Potato Council's annual banquet at the Rosen Shingle Cre... READ MORE »


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