Zebra Chip

Study ongoing to determine if potato plants are sick or just thirsty

Federal and Texas researchers are studying irrigation scheduling and a potential for water savings in potato plants at the Conservation and Production... READ MORE »

New zebra chip disease variety discovered in Oregon

A previously unknown variety of zebra chip disease has been discovered in Oregon. In December 2017, chipping potato tubers that originated in the K... READ MORE »

Q: What has changed over the last 15 years in regard to late-season insect control and how does it impact my management strategies today?

{Sponsored} Broad-spectrum insecticides have largely gone by the wayside. Growers no longer rely upon season-long control of the former broad-spectrum... READ MORE »

Monsanto rejects second Bayer proposal

Monsanto has rejected a revised $65 billion acquisition proposal from Bayer AG.Monsanto's board of directors viewed the revised proposal as financiall... READ MORE »

Controlling potato psyllids key to managing zebra chip

Potato psyllids were found in 88 percent of the fields we monitored this week. This means psyllids are continuing to migrate into fields throughout th... 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 »

Bayer CropScience offers sustainability award

Bayer CropScience is seeking applicants for its Young Farmer Sustainability Award. The fifth annual award recognizes agricultural producers, age 40 an... READ MORE »

PEI seed shipments to U.S. halted

Following the discovery of potato wart on Prince Edward Island (PEI) in August the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) notified the USDA's Animal a... READ MORE »

Psyllid workshops in Tri-States

There are several psyllid/zebra chip/insect recognition workshops planned this spring in Oregon, Idaho and Washington. In Oregon, the Rondon entomolo... READ MORE »


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