potatoes

Bushwick Commission supports pediatric health with Virginia Grown initiative

Bushwick Commission, a fourth-generation supplier of fresh potatoes and vegetables, recently concluded a promotion in Virginia that benefits the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters.  Addressing acute pediatric care and disease while also focusing on... more »

House committee passes farm bill 

The U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee passed its version of a $1.5 trillion farm bill on Thursday night. The bill expands farm commodity supports but shrinks Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and reallocates... more »

Field trials spur soil inoculant introduction

ProGro BIO has introduced a soil inoculant. ProGro has announced the commencement of its 2024 U.S. expansive in-field trial program. Building upon the success of its 2023 program, which encompassed more than 10,000 acres across... more »

Albaugh wins California fungicide registration for oomycete diseases

Crop protection specialist Albaugh LLC has received registration in California for a fungicide that battles a major disease afflicting a variety of fruit, vegetable and nut crops. Soilborne oomycete diseases, including pythium and Phytophthora spp.,... more »

Idaho Potato Commission adds regional promotion director

Matt Zapczynski is the Idaho Potato Commission's (IPC) new retail promotion director for the Northeast/Midwest. The Philadelphia native says his food industry career started by accident during college in Pennsylvania when he took a part-time... more »

First Michigan vegetable report for 2024 released

As Michigan's vegetable growers gear up for the 2024 growing season, they face unusual challenges stemming from the warmest winter on record, according to the first weekly report from Michigan State University Extension (MSU). The... more »

Tech allows growers to ‘eavesdrop’ on insects

Emily Bick, assistant professor of precision pest ecology and Extension specialist for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is compiling the ultimate playlist for her field of expertise.  Bick runs the university’s Original Digital Entomology Lab. She... more »

Bactericide and fungicide receives EPA okay for potatoes

A bactericide and fungicide from Sym-Agro has received expanded EPA approval and is now registered for use in potatoes, among other crops. Instill is now approved for use in potatoes, hazelnuts, sugar beets and coffee, ... more »

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